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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:26 pm

Just had an earthquake about an hr ago.

I was sitting in my recliner reading, and heard it first. Kind of like thunder/sonic boom. Then the house quivered for maybe 5 seconds. I could hear it coming and leaving, like a wave. Not a very big one, felt like a 4 pointer.

I've experienced these some 3-4 times before. A couple 4 pointers. Last big one was in '01 and that was 7.2. So I have a sense of the magnitude.

No damage here, nothing fell off the wall or anything. But it did get my attention! And then you start wondering if it's going to be followed by aftershocks.

They say this region is overdue for a catastrophic 9 pointer. Hope I'm relocated by then!

As if I need any more drama in my life right now. Hope our Pac NW brothers made it through OK. Don't know the epicenter yet, will be looking for that on the local news in a bit.

Oh, and that 7.2 was nothing to sneeze at. Scary stuff. But that's a story for another time.

Shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:19 pm

Talk about overdue - i'm only an 1.5 hours (on the highway) from New Madrid - yes, the one you're thinking of. Shocked

Makes us sleep better at night.   lol!


In all seriousness, BrewDude - glad it was only a 4 and no serious damage.


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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:20 pm

Glad to hear you are OK Rande!
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:21 pm

Yup. 4 pointer just as I expected. And Issy is just 20 miles from me more or less. 
No wonder I felt it!

Surprised 


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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:04 pm

Not to sound unconcerned but, on the west coast this is sadly a common occurrence.
Although I hate to admit it, I lived in Cal. for some years and although there'd been some good ones
I was always in the right place at the right time. The year Northridge got it though I had deliveries there the day after and experienced some real good after shocks bounce and witnessed the devastation 1st hand. I look at earth quakes the same as I do Tornado's, ya got no place to hide so just cross your fingers and hope for the best.......Lord willing.Wink

Glad to hear it didn't swallowed ya up BD, I would hate to see ya go before break'en in that pipe good first.
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:15 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Talk about overdue - i'm only an 1.5 hours (on the highway) from New Madrid - yes, the one you're thinking of. Shocked

Makes us sleep better at night.   lol!


In all seriousness, BrewDude - glad it was only a 4 and no serious damage.

I lived in Memphis in the late 80s / early 90s when there were rumors of a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault line on a specific date. People were buying earthquake insurance policies and emergency supplies like crazy. Earthquake panic became so bad UT Memphis stated any employee  not showing up for work that day would be fired.  The day came and went with no earthquake. Of course, if you are fond of earthquakes , move to Oklahoma where they have 3000 / year after fracking started in the state.
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:21 pm

alsmith52 wrote:
I lived in Memphis in the late 80s / early 90s when there were rumors of a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault line on a specific date. People were buying earthquake insurance policies and emergency supplies like crazy. Earthquake panic became so bad UT Memphis stated any employee  not showing up for work that day would be fired.  The day came and went with no earthquake. Of course, if you are fond of earthquakes , move to Oklahoma where they have 3000 / year after fracking started in the state.

That's funny, I lived in Cape Girardeau at that time and was a Senior in High School that particular year.  That idiot, Dr. Ivan Browning, completely ruined what was left of his reputation on that one.  Laughing

For some unknown reason, the head of Geology at SEMO University mostly agreed with Dr. Browning - saying that there was a greater than normal chance of an earthquake during that particular time frame.  A few weeks later, he resigned.   Rolling Eyes

It was supposed to hit on either December 2 and 3, 1990. As we all know, that didn't happen.  But then, he also predicted that the US Government would collapse around 1992.  No
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:34 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
alsmith52 wrote:
I lived in Memphis in the late 80s / early 90s when there were rumors of a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault line on a specific date. People were buying earthquake insurance policies and emergency supplies like crazy. Earthquake panic became so bad UT Memphis stated any employee  not showing up for work that day would be fired.  The day came and went with no earthquake. Of course, if you are fond of earthquakes , move to Oklahoma where they have 3000 / year after fracking started in the state.

That's funny, I lived in Cape Girardeau at that time and was a Senior in High School that particular year.  That idiot, Dr. Ivan Browning, completely ruined what was left of his reputation on that one.  Laughing

For some unknown reason, the head of Geology at SEMO University mostly agreed with Dr. Browning - saying that there was a greater than normal chance of an earthquake during that particular time frame.  A few weeks later, he resigned.   Rolling Eyes

It was supposed to hit on either December 2 and 3, 1990. As we all know, that didn't happen.  But then, he also predicted that the US Government would collapse around 1992.  No


Yep that was it. Seems like there was an earthquake somewhere in the pacific Ocean that day and he tried to crawfish that that was the one he predicted. Never heard much from him after that.
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:40 pm

Local news now says the epicenter was 2 miles out of North Bend. No wonder I felt it!

Apparently there's a fault line that runs more or less directly under my 'hood. Guess that one needed a little relief! Heh.......


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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:44 pm

Sorry, Brewdude, didn't mean to derail your thread. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:49 pm

We've been having bunches of little ones the last few years since they started all the gas drilling up here. Nothing big - yet - but I'm sure we're in for one at sometime !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:56 pm

Glad you're ok Rande. Wouldn't have been much fun running for cover with that knee of yours. Here in Blighty we don't have any significant fault lines near by. I suppose the closest is the mid Atlantic Ridge. Ergo I've never experienced even a mild tremor.

Talking of overdue events, isn't Yellowstone due to pop?
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:28 am

Stick wrote:
Glad you're ok Rande. Wouldn't have been much fun running for cover with that knee of yours.  Here in Blighty we don't have any significant fault lines near by. I suppose the closest is the mid Atlantic Ridge.  Ergo I've never experienced even a mild tremor.

Talking of overdue events, isn't Yellowstone due to pop?

Aye, that's what they say mate. When that one goes off it'll be the mother of all eruptions!


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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:55 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Stick wrote:
Glad you're ok Rande. Wouldn't have been much fun running for cover with that knee of yours.  Here in Blighty we don't have any significant fault lines near by. I suppose the closest is the mid Atlantic Ridge.  Ergo I've never experienced even a mild tremor.

Talking of overdue events, isn't Yellowstone due to pop?

Aye, that's what they say mate. When that one goes off it'll be the mother of all eruptions!


Cheers,

RR

If Yellowstone does erupt in full fury we can ALL kiss our butts good-bye. BTW Rande I'm glad you came through without any injuries to self or property. With the big storms, wasps, earthquakes, and all you've had to deal with in the last few weeks I think you might look to see if there's a black cloud hanging over your house. Sounds like someone has been trying to get you to move to the East Coast or something.  Laughing Seriously you have had a lot of events to deal with recently and now that you've had the surgery. I believe you deserve a break. Maybe you should take the family on vacation for a few weeks. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:20 pm

Local news had some short spots on it yesterday. Seems to be pretty much confined to my immediate area. Doubt the greater Seattle area felt it at all.

Over the past few years there's been some seismic activity in neighboring towns not that far away from me, and I never felt anything from them. Just shows to go you I reckon!


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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:31 pm

The Juan De Fuca plate is slipping under the North American plate, but not smoothly. This and the fact some areas are being pushed down while other areas are being pushed up, like an accordion, could make the feeling of the quakes differ in places not so distant from each other....
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:35 pm

Glad your ok, BD!

I've been in so many down here I've lost count now. Luckily I wasn't here for the big one in '85. There are a few different kinds, and they're all pretty scary.

The biggest one I've been in was back in 2000. I was in the hallway when it hit, and I could see the living room tilting from side to side as if someone was twisting the entire building. Scared the s**t out of me.

The last one hit while I was in the shower. I had to grab a towel and run outside with shampoo still in my hair. 😆

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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:44 pm

MisterE wrote:
Glad your ok, BD!

I've been in so many down here I've lost count now. Luckily I wasn't here for the big one in '85. There are a few different kinds, and they're all pretty scary.

The biggest one I've been in was back in 2000. I was in the hallway when it hit, and I could see the living room tilting from side to side as if someone was twisting the entire building. Scared the s**t out of me.

The last one hit while I was in the shower. I had to grab a towel and run outside with shampoo still in my hair. 😆


Now that would be a sight worth videotaping E!

affraid



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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:51 pm

Good to hear all is well. We had a not even one pointer here in ct about ten years ago. And got an residual shock about five years ago from further away that was kind of weird to feel. I recall I was sitting in a bar about to start my second drink when I felt kind of odd lol
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PostSubject: Re: Earthquake!   Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:04 pm

Nothing to report from the North end Rande, aside from a few news reports I wasn't aware. I'm happy to hear not much happened at your place, but yeah it could be much different the next time.
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