Most of you have probably heard about the recent earthquakes in Oklahoma (or just felt them). We don’t have much experience covering earthquakes in this state, especially since most of the ones we have had caused very little damage that is visual. Jim Beckel’s search for visuals on Saturday to illustrate an early-morning earthquake led him to a couple who would suffer damage from earthquakes twice in two days.
While trying to get a visual angle after the tremor early Saturday morning, Beckel found some researchers with the OU School of Geology and Geophysics placing instruments in the ground in Lincoln County near the epicenter. The researchers led him to Mary and Joseph Reneau, who had some of their china and keepsakes broken in Saturday morning’s earthquake of 4.7 magnitude. Jim didn’t expect to be back at the Reneau’s home the next day, but that’s what happened after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred Saturday night. This time there was extensive damage to the Reneau’s home.
To see more photos from the Reneau’s home and other damage in the state , click here.