Radar Captures Mass Bird Flight Triggered by 4.7 Earthquake in Central U.S.
Around 1:45 am CST Thursday, Oklahoma residents were jolted from their sleep by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) pinpoints the epicenter around 13 km southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma. However, people reported feeling the quake in nine other states. One report came from as far as Tucson, Arizona, over 1,200 miles away! There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
Birds were also taken aback by the shaking ground. So many of them flew the coup, they were able to pick it up on radar. Oklahoma has seen more than twenty magnitude 4.0 or greater quakes this year.