While there has been little or no damage as a result of the earthquakes, their frequency has drawn a lot of attention, said Dr. R. Murali Krishna, an Oklahoma City-based psychiatrist.
“There has been an increased level of anxiety in the community about earthquakes,” Krishna said.
“Many people are wondering what's going to happen. We didn't have them before with this frequency, and it has become a topic of conversation, much more now than before.”
Barbara and Manny Doughty have lived in their home on Shady Tree Place in Edmond for 15 years. They have felt several recent earthquakes, including two that occurred within minutes of each other Thursday.
“The first one was more of a boom, but it wasn't more than a second,” Barbara Doughty recalled Monday while she put up Christmas decorations outside the couple's home.
“It's like you feel the earth move.”
Both admit they've lost count of the earthquakes.
“They've waked us up a couple of times,” Manny said. “We keep coming out to see if the crack in our porch is getting bigger.”
Ousley said the noise reminded her of living in Lawton and hearing the sound of artillery coming from Fort Sill.
“I don't like it because I don't know what's causing it,” she said.
“But they've been going on so long now I knew what it was.”