Magnitude 5.6 Oklahoma quake
11/6/2011 10:53 p.m.
THE COLONY — Like many in North Texas, Katherine Urshrung and her husband David are shaken by all the the shaking that rattled their home in The Colony Saturday night.
Katherine chuckled when she recalled her first thought after the powerful jolt. "I told myself, 'Aww, I'm not feeling that. I'm just crazy or something.'"
Tremors strong enough to rattle windows as well (as Katherine's nerves) struck just before 11 p.m. Katherine immediately rushed upstairs to wake her husband, then wondered: "Am I imagining this, or what?"
The 5.6 magnitude quake was Oklahoma's sixth in less than 24 hours and its strongest ever.
Near the epicenter, outside Tulsa, roads buckled and chimneys and air conditioning ducts collapsed.
Aftershocks were felt in multiple states, including Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. News 8 viewers sent in recordings of the unexpected jolt.
WFAA.com and the News 8 Facebook page were flooded with hundreds of e-mails and comments wondering, "What the heck was that?"
Katherine Urshrung said her snowshoe Siamese sensed the monstrous rumble a full two minutes before it struck. The last time the cat pawed her stomach, she was pregnant. She contemplated for a few minutes that she might be again.
"That was my first thought; then I thought, 'I definitely know i'm not,'" she said.
Mister Ming Mong, her 20 lb. cat, now prefers safe refuge underneath the bed, while 18-month-old Cadence just thinks it is all quite funny. She slept through it all, like a baby... rocked by Mother Earth.