Six hundred earthquakes rocked Oklahoma County last year. If you think that’s a lot, you’d be right: That marks an increase from 37 felt earthquakes reported in 2008 and 2009, and only seven from 1987 to 2007.
If there’s one area in which Oklahoma excels at inclusiveness, it’s natural disaster. Tornadoes, blizzards, drought — hell, why not earthquakes, too? Bill Haley and His Comets didn’t have Oklahoma in mind when they recorded “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” but that ’50s hit certainly has applied to the Sooner State in recent years.