Two earthquakes, each measuring 4.2 magnitude struck near Enid on Sunday causing some damage and were strong enough to be felt in Wichita, Kansas. The US Geological Survey indicated they were the strongest earthquakes to be recorded this year in Oklahoma.
“It sounded like an explosion,” Brandi Davidson told the Enid News and Eagle. She and her husband just moved into the new home two weeks ago in Breckinridge, a small town at the very northeast side of the city of Enid.
“I knew it was at our back door. I knew it was close. It rattled our feet on the ground,” she added, explaining that items fell from the walls.
But the home suffered extensive damage including what Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg described as “major brick separation” from doors and windows.
He said there were also structural issues with the home and cracked sheetrock above doors and windows. Some stairstep cracking was reported in some areas of the brick.