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Was that an earthquake? NewsOK will tell you

by Alan Herzberger Modified: March 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm •  Published: March 21, 2014

Did you feel that?

Was it the wind rattling the windows?

Did one of the kids slam a door?

Wait. That was an earthquake. Maybe.

How do you know?

Some go straight to Twitter or Facebook to confirm. Others go the U.S. Geological Survey website.

But NewsOK will be as fast as any of those sources. And it’s guaranteed to be accurate and understandable.

If the earth shook enough for you to look up from your iPad and ask the question, “What was that?” — NewsOK will have the answer to that question on the front page of its desktop website and its mobile site.

That’s a guarantee.

Just go to NewsOK and check it out.

We’re mapping every earthquake in Oklahoma registered above a 2.5 magnitude within 200 miles of Oklahoma City. It’s all on our earthquakes page.


And if it shook larger than 3.0, we’ll feature an alert at the top of the website — both on the desktop and on the mobile versions.

And it happens immediately. Try us.

As soon as you feel the quake, look us up. If it’s not on the home page, it wasn’t a big earthquake.


NewsOK earthquake alert on the desktop site 


Earthquake alert on NewsOK Mobile
Earthquake alert on NewsOK Mobile

You can thank our development team for this new feature. It’s great to have programmers like Chris Logan and developers like Tim Watson who are trying to find ways to help our audience every day.

It helps that they are our audience. They follow our news and find solutions that can help. And they know that stories can’t be written as fast as the data is available.

So they narrowed that gap.

And they put it on a map.

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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