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Old 11-07-2011, 07:34 PM
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According to the news there were tornadoes on the ground today near Lawton Oklahoma and at the same time an aftershock from last weekends earthquakes hit.


SO. There you are all snug in your underground storm shelter, and you hear the sound of a train approaching. That's what they say a tornado sounds like. The weather man says there is a tornado on the ground in your area.

But the the whole shelter starts shaking. It's an earthquake. They sound like trains too.

Tornadoes above, earth quakes below.


I never saw this situation in a survival book. What's the correct survival technique?
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The world is rejecting Oklahoma. LOL
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Sound's like the "hunt a hole" rule applies here man.
Hang in there.
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Head between the legs and kiss it goodbye?
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Default Easy To Make Your Storm Cellar Earthquake Resistant

You are probably most of the way there. A storm cellar, by its nature, is already strong and designed to endure external underpressure plus extreme wind speed. With just a little engineering tweeking, your cellar can also do duty as an excellent earthquake shelter.

Just make sure EVERYTHING is locked down tight inside and that the seating arrangements also do duty as shock chairs with lots of padding and add the seat belts to restrain against severe ground motion. For extreme ground motion, add neck braces.

The entire cellar might have to be anchored to the earth to prevent it popping out of the ground---which would also work with the tornado hardening. Making it water tight and adding an air supply will also let it work with tsunami or storm surges.

Putting it 8 feet under earth and installing an approved NBC air filtration system ($$$) and installing the proper offset entry/exit will give you a Nuclear protection factor off the scale. Adding an earth arch type roof will work with lots of blast overpressure. HB of CJ (old coot)
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This didn't happen to me. It happened in Lawton earlier today.

I'm closer to Tulsa.

And BTW....I'm pretty sure I just felt an aftershock.


Later Edit....
Yep. The News just verified. A 4.6 aftershock at 8:50PM, and 80MPH winds just east of Stillwater.

It appears that Armageddon has arrived early in Oklahoma.
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I'm in Lawton and I while didn't see any tornadoes I just felt another rumble. 8:46pm.
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I'm in Lawton and I while didn't see any tornadoes I just felt another rumble. 8:46pm.
The Tulsa news said that earlier today you had tornadoes in the area, and at the same time and aftershock hit.
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We are under tornado watch, have a line of thunderstorms moving in from the W with 80 MPH winds. 10 min ago we had another earthquake. They said 4.7, the news is just starting to cover it. Looks like it could be a long night.
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We are under tornado watch, have a line of thunderstorms moving in from the W with 80 MPH winds. 10 min ago we had another earthquake. They said 4.7, the news is just starting to cover it. Looks like it could be a long night.
I felt the aftershock down here in Decatur,TX.
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The Tulsa news said that earlier today you had tornadoes in the area, and at the same time and aftershock hit.
Don't doubt it one bit. There's been some serious weather passing just west of me since this afternoon and it doesn't seem to be slowing down any.
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Yesterday, I heard a muffled boom. I was in the kitchen but asked the DH and he said someone threw something heavy into the dumpster in the parking lot. A few minutes later, we heard exactly the same sound but were sitting with our backs against a wall and it shook. Today I learned that earthquakes/aftershocks CAN make booms.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/booms.php
Anyone else hear this?
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Good oppertunity for the local preachers to claim it's the result of biblical wrath and increase some attendence!
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Yep same here. I'm in OKC and we've been having massive flash flooding all night along with the aftershock. Strange times...
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That is evidence of the Seattle Supersonic Curse. You should send the team back to Seattle right away. They are not doing anything anyway.
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have an aunt in yukon, she said the had some local flooding, power outages do to the storm an aftershocks. she feared if she went to bed she may wake up in mexico either by floating there due to flooding or being shook down there from aftershocks
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That is evidence of the Seattle Supersonic Curse. You should send the team back to Seattle right away. They are not doing anything anyway.
Actually it has to do with the Oklahoma State football program, think about it.

OSU 1st time ever 9-0 and winning the Big 12.
The quake was 5.9, OSU scored 52, Blackmon fumbled on the goal line or score would have been 59. Coincidence? The quake happened RIGHT after the game ended, the stadium shook as never before. Quake related? Coincidence? I wonder.
A day or so AFTER the game the new Bowl standings come out OSU moves to number 2 in the nation, NUMBER 2 in the NATION. Winds up to 80 miles an hour east of Stillwater, after shocks over 4.0. Coincidence? I don't think so.

OSU has three games to play, Texas Tech, Iowa St. both should be wins but....then UO (University of Oklahoma) in Stillwater. If they win out pray for the State. If they win the National Championship GET OUT of the State.....

Two reasons to leave the State before that game. Weather could be terrible, or it could turn out to be 85, no wind and sunny the next morning. We'll see...
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and this could be big, I mean really big.............All the UO fans may commit mass suicide........................... and you don't want to be collateral damage....................
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ou will win go sooners beat them cowboys
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