Oklahomans Poke Fun At Wednesday's Earthquake


Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 8:54 pm
By: News On 6


By Ashli Sims, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Wednesday morning's earthquake left some rattled, but others could only crack a smile.

10/13/2010 Related Story: 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Oklahoma, Felt Across Five States

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was a 4.3, but the Oklahoma Geological Survey said it was a 5.1. The News On 6 is waiting for the final official word from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Still, the earthquake was felt and subsequently mocked throughout Oklahoma.  It didn't take long for spoofs of the quake to pop-up on YouTube; from exaggerated tremors breaking-up a board room to a faux-dorm room demolition.

Call them weather-weary or just plain jaded, but it seems it's going to take more than a 5.1 on the Richter scale to crumble some Oklahomans sense of humor.

Quake tweets flitted furiously through cyberspace and Facebook added dueling fan pages from those who didn't feel a thing to those who wanted to post pictures of the damages, costing hundreds of cents.

And then there were those already looking to cash in with commemorative T-shirts.

Boomtown Tees didn't feel the earth move and so wasn't moved to make a cotton tribute. But the man who started printing Admiral Twin Tees not long after the ashes cooled, isn't ruling anything out.

"For an earthquake I didn't feel, you know we've got standards around here," Blake Ewing, of Boomtown Tees, said. "I don't just run out and start printing up shirts. But if the public says, 'we want the earthquake shirt' I'll be glad to print it up."