Wow...we had an earthquake!

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  1. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    2.9?


    That's a speed bump out here
     
  3. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Yeah...I didn't even know it happened. I would be scared to death out your way!
     
  4. KnightSaberAmi

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    Yeah but generally we don't get them here out on the East Coast and they're alot deadlier out here too. Basically the way the geologic strata shapes up in Hampton Roads, that if we were to have a earthquake, Hampton Roads would become quicksand and the cities would sink. Talk about a bad day.
     
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    I've been in a 4.0 in VA
     
  6. lars573

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    It's a speed bump anywhere. From what the people who felt the 2 earthquakes in Quebec this year and last year. It's like if a transport truck hit a pot hole driving in front of your house.
     
  7. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Well, I didn't say it was a major earthquake, damn...:rolleyes: 
     
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    Wow an earthquake in NC. Thats weird.
     
  9. Dran0n

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    There have been a few little earthquakes in Utah (in my lifetime).

    Hell, there was supposedly one in February. I didn't feel them, though.

    We're due for a 6.0 or a 7.0. earthquake.
     
  10. Cyber-Scream

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    Yeah, we had a 5.0 here last year. The epicenter wasn't in Rochester but we still felt it.
     
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    Remember the Loma Prieta? Or is it that just me?
     
  13. Razerwire

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    I do. I was at my next door neighbor's house about to watch the Giants and A's play in the World Series.

    I lived in Foster City back then. Surprisingly only one dish broke in our house despite the entire city being built on a landfill.

    Now my family lives in Los Gatos up on the Santa Cruz Mountains not a stones throw away from the Loma Prieta Fault.
     
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    Scary stuff man. I was in Oakland pretty much doing the same thing at the time. When the electricity came back, that was when I saw just how bad it really was.
     
  15. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Each number is magnified by 40 or something...I can't remember how he explained it....
     
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    It's a logarithmic scale, which means that for every increment of +1 on the scale, the magnitude of the quake is 10 times stronger.

    Yeah, but 2.9...that makes the news? They probably just measured the impact of me rolling out of bed in Charlotte! :D 
     
  17. xanthax

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    I remember in 2008 when I was on the night shift we had a small one in central MO. I had my feet propped up on my desk and the back of my legs were shakig. I thought they were going numb or something. One of my coworkers called me and asked if I felt the earthquake. She said that she watched a pile of papers vibrate off of a table in her work area.

    Only time I ever had experienced an earthquake. It wasn't much though.
     
  18. Tigertrack

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    Are you sure it wasn't somebody playing their 50,0000 watt car-stereo as loud as it could go?
     
  19. Doug

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    We don't have earthquakes in Florida. But we do have sink holes.
     
  20. Darkhawk79

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    We have anywhere from 3-15 earthquakes a day here in Arkansas about 60 miles north of where I live. They range in size of 1.0 to the largest one we had was a 4.3. Kind of scary seeing as how the San Andreas fault isn't far from where I live but its building up for something big
     

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