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Earthquake!!!
« on: April 18, 2008, 03:13:52 AM »
I live in Southern Indiana and there was just a 5.4 Earthquake. Happened around 4:30am. It woke me up and I kinda wondered if it was a dream or something.




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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 05:47:54 AM »
The New Madrid fault zone is letting you all know that it's been ignored for far too long.. :speechless:


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 06:06:27 AM »
Official measurment @ 9am EST: 5.2
I'll bet that was a different kinda wake up call!

I felt a 5.4 on Jan. 1, 2006 in Mexico centered just off shore from Acapulco and yeah the swaying motion was intense! The aftershocks were sudden jolts though :-\
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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 06:10:12 AM »
I have a bad habit of sleeping through earthquakes.


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 06:46:37 AM »
Only ever been near one and that was 4.2 I think (maybe as much as 4.5 oooohhh). It's an odd sensation and no mistake.

The Natural History Museum in London used to have a recreation of the Kobe quake from 1995, the school kids would all treat it like a fairground ride.


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 06:52:41 AM »
I did an independent study for my Geology minor back in 2001 about the expanse of faults throughout South Carolina (and we have Many), including indepth study of the great 1886 earthquake that destroyed/heavily damaged Charleston, and we're overdue for a big one around here. We've had several small ones in our area (2.0-2.5) but nothing to really write home about. :-\


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 08:39:55 AM »
I wish they gave earthquakes names like they do with tropical storms/hurricanes.
Dates & Locales seem enough.. That could really get confusing trying to name them all cause there's soo many happening everyday around the world :-\


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 11:32:11 AM »
I got to ride the quake for the first tim e. It was cool.


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 12:53:40 PM »
I slept through it, and my office building is too large and sturdylike to feel any aftershocks.  Aw nerts.  I miss all the good natural disasters.




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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 01:02:41 PM »
My Mom told me there was a minor quake about 45 miles south of San Antonio sometime early last week. There hadn't been a significant quake in South Tx since my Mom was a kid (50+ years ago). Looks like the Gulf fault line is starting to wake up.


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 01:14:33 PM »
My Mom told me there was a minor quake about 45 miles south of San Antonio sometime early last week. There hadn't been a significant quake in South Tx since my Mom was a kid (50+ years ago). Looks like the Gulf fault line is starting to wake up.
Could be the 'after effects' of that comet or asteroid that impacted around the Yucatan Peninsula area some 65 million years ago.. :o


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 02:07:49 PM »
My Mom told me there was a minor quake about 45 miles south of San Antonio sometime early last week. There hadn't been a significant quake in South Tx since my Mom was a kid (50+ years ago). Looks like the Gulf fault line is starting to wake up.
Could be the 'after effects' of that comet or asteroid that impacted around the Yucatan Peninsula area some 65 million years ago.. :o

  Point. The impact could have created a nice fault line. I don't think something that big can hit us that hard and not continue to cause geological events.


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 02:10:37 PM »
That's Comet or Asteroid Rolando, right?


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2008, 02:13:57 PM »
Sure, although I call it Mr.Winky. Mr.Winky may have also been guilty of wiping out the dinosaurs in addition to causing earthquakes 65 zillion years later.


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Re: Earthquake!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2008, 02:19:10 PM »
Fine, just name the American ones. 

I want this one this morning to be known as Earthquake Rolando.

Earthquake Rolando would make a sweet name for a band.
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