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Earthquake Drill Spreads Across Oklahoma
4th grader Riley Schoelen was just one of millions of people taking part
in the Great Central US Shake-Out.
You go under your desk and hold on until it s over then you go outside,
It's basically an earthquake drill to let people know and raise
awareness about the recommended way to stay safe during an earthquake, said
Keli Cain with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.
Cain said Thursday's drill had one primary message... drop, cover, and
Drop down to the ground, get under a sturdy desk or table and cover the
back of your head and neck and stay that way until the shaking stops.
Cain said many people in Oklahoma focus on tornadoes and are left
unprepared for earthquakes.
In November 2011 we had a 5.6 magnitude earthquake and they were not
We've had a lot more earthquakes here in the past few years, said Austin Holland, a seismologist with the
Oklahoma Geological Survey.
Holland said earthquakes in the
sooner state are on the rise.
In 2009 we had about 38 felt earthquakes and then it s really increased
in 2010 we had more than 100 felt earthquakes.
Holland said while there is no way to predict the future, Oklahoma is
not in the clear
We certainly expect to have more earthquakes.
Exactly why Cain said people need
to be ready.
Practice, have that emergency kit on hand.
Also why Riley feels much safer after the drill.
Now I know what to do if something happens.
Posted: Thursday, February 7 2013, 10:28 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Wife guilty in Nichols Hills fire chief slaying
May 22, 2013 00:24 GMT
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) -- A jury in El Reno has convicted Rebecca Bryan of the murder of her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, and recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Jurors reached the Tuesday verdict after about four hours of deliberation.
The 54-year-old Bryan claimed an intruder had shot her husband, though police found her Ruger pistol in a clothes dryer in their home after the shooting.
The gun was matched to the bullet used to shoot Keith Bryan in 2011 at the couple's Mustang home. Police also found a spent shell casing and a left-handed rubber glove wrapped in a bullet-riddled blanket.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/mvC6Mi ) Bryan didn't display her emotions when the verdict was read. Her lawyer gave her a hug and told her he was sorry.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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