Overview of building damages after the September 3, 2016 Oklahoma, USA Earthquake

September 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Heritage and Historical Structures

By Sahar Derakhshan

Overview of Building Damages

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake near Pawnee, Oklahoma, on September 3, 2016; caused minor to moderate damage to some buildings. Pawnee County Emergency Management Director Mark Randell said no buildings collapsed. “We’ve got buildings cracked,” Randell said. “Most of it’s brick and mortar, old buildings from the early 1900s.” (Source)

“At least three homes within Pawnee County Emergency Management’s jurisdiction were damaged, and three buildings were damaged within Pawnee city limits, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management release. Minor damage to two structures — one of which was a municipal building — was reported in nearby Lincoln County. The most visible exterior damage in downtown occurred to the historic sandstone building on the corner of Sixth and Harrison, which opened in 1902 as Pawnee’s original bank. A number of stones from the building’s upper facade tumbled to the sidewalk.” (Source: The Tulsa World)   “The Arkansas Valley National Bank is a two story, sandstone, late Victorian architectural style building which was Pawnee’s original bank. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.” (Source)

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Photo: The Arkansas Valley National Bank. (Source)

“Pawnee County Emergency Management posted photos on Facebook (on September 3, 2016) just before noon of a pile of rubble, noting that three buildings had moderate damage, while several others had minor damage.” (Source: The New York Times)

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Photo credit: Pawnee County Emergency Management Facebook page

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Photo credit: Pawnee County Emergency Management Facebook page

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Photo credit: Pawnee County Emergency Management Facebook page

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Photo credit: Pawnee County Emergency Management Facebook page

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Photo credit: Pawnee County Emergency Management Facebook page

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Photo credit: Pawnee County Emergency Management Facebook page

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Photo: Pawnee, Oklahoma. (Source)

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Photo: Pawnee, Oklahoma. (Source)

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Photo: Stillwater, Oklahoma. A resident shared a photo of a crack in the brick siding of an exterior wall on Twitter (Source)

 

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