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Earthquake
« on: June 23, 2010, 03:20:52 PM »

OK....who felt it?

I felt it in Detroit, MI.

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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 03:25:54 PM »
Supposedly it hit the GTA too.  I felt... nothing.
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 03:26:18 PM »
Here in TO, in a highrise building; very scary. I couldn't get my balance and felt odd, so went to investigate and the plants on the TV were shaking like mad. The water in the toilet bowl was rolling and I heard loud thumps on the walls-like something had slammed into building. Heard folks out on their balconies exclaiming, "Did you feel that???". Paranoid, I thought initially it was somehow connected to the G20 Summit and others thought it was perhaps a sonic boom created by the G20 security helicopters flying overhead.

Registered 5.5 on the Richter Scale and duration approx 30 seconds. Huge amount of territory felt the tremors.
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 03:37:07 PM »
Felt in here in Welland (Niagara region). We live fairly close to a drop forge so we're used to a thud and a shake, but my wife and I both instantly recognized it as something different. It was more of a side-to-side movement. Daughter-in-law said some dishes fell from a shelf in their high rise in Hamilton.

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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 03:53:55 PM »
Many people felt the earthquake here in Indiana according to the local news. I'm in Indianapolis, but didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. I pray there was little damage, and no injuries or deaths. May God preserve and protect.
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 03:55:09 PM »
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 03:56:13 PM »
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 04:06:39 PM »
Lord have mercy!  We felt it in Chicago.
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 08:21:54 PM »
 wow...Isa what time did it happen in chicago,,,I was asleep and didn't feel it...
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 08:27:16 PM »
wow...Isa what time did it happen in chicago,,,I was asleep and didn't feel it...
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According to the news report, it would have been felt in Chicago at about 12:41 p.m. local time.  Were you taking an afternoon nap?
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 08:35:41 PM »
wow...Isa what time did it happen in chicago,,,I was asleep and didn't feel it...
God Have Mercy on us, And Protect us all...Amen Amen.. :angel:
According to the news report, it would have been felt in Chicago at about 12:41 p.m. local time.  Were you taking an afternoon nap?

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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 08:36:45 PM »
Quakes are rare in that neck of the woods, but the rock strata are very ancient and brittle; furthermore, they don't build as well for earthquakes ourside CA, so something that just tips the scale at 6.0 is going to do much more damage there than it would in SoCal.
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 09:57:10 PM »
Quakes are rare in that neck of the woods, but the rock strata are very ancient and brittle; furthermore, they don't build as well for earthquakes ourside CA, so something that just tips the scale at 6.0 is going to do much more damage there than it would in SoCal.
The newest urban buildings in the Pacific Northwest are now being built to withstand earthquakes (up to about 7.0 magnitude, I believe).  We've come to recognize that we sit on much more seismically active ground than we thought 50 years ago.  Like the folks in SoCal, we're also awaiting "The Big One", a rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone that could generate a 9.0+ monster.  (People in Japan need to be ready for that one too, since the last megaquake in the Cascadia Zone sent a big tsunami their way.  This happened in January of 1700.)
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 10:45:02 PM »
Quakes are rare in that neck of the woods, but the rock strata are very ancient and brittle; furthermore, they don't build as well for earthquakes ourside CA, so something that just tips the scale at 6.0 is going to do much more damage there than it would in SoCal.
Yes, and given the fact that the worst earthquake in US history happened in this neck of the woods (New Madrid)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Earthquake
a real danger.
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2010, 10:59:14 PM »
Quakes are rare in that neck of the woods, but the rock strata are very ancient and brittle; furthermore, they don't build as well for earthquakes ourside CA, so something that just tips the scale at 6.0 is going to do much more damage there than it would in SoCal.
Yes, and given the fact that the worst earthquake in US history happened in this neck of the woods (New Madrid)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Earthquake
a real danger.
Yeah.  The central U.S. has the mountains to confine the shaking of a California temblor to just the western states.  The New Madrid fault zone is right in the middle of the continent and between two mountain ranges, so any shaking caused by a slip on that fault can be felt over an extremely large area.  A large enough quake there can cause much more widespread damage than a similarly strong quake out west.  For instance, I'm aware that the strongest of the New Madrid quakes rang church bells in Boston, MA, a location well more than a thousand miles away!  (Think of all the population centers that have sprung up in the New Madrid area since the winter of 1811-1812.  St. Louis, Memphis, and Nashville especially...)

As far as the New Madrid quakes being the strongest in the history of the U.S., that may be true for the 48 contiguous states, but it's not true for this nation as a whole.  Don't forget Alaska, which had the third most powerful quake in recorded world history in 1964, only five years after the territory became our 49th state.  That shaker was measured at a whopping 9.2 magnitude!
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2010, 11:05:10 PM »
Quakes are rare in that neck of the woods, but the rock strata are very ancient and brittle; furthermore, they don't build as well for earthquakes ourside CA, so something that just tips the scale at 6.0 is going to do much more damage there than it would in SoCal.
Yes, and given the fact that the worst earthquake in US history happened in this neck of the woods (New Madrid)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Earthquake
a real danger.
Yeah.  The central U.S. has the mountains to confine the shaking of a California temblor to just the western states.  The New Madrid fault zone is right in the middle of the continent and between two mountain ranges, so any shaking caused by a slip on that fault can be felt over an extremely large area.  A large enough quake there can cause much more widespread damage than a similarly strong quake out west.  For instance, I'm aware that the strongest of the New Madrid quakes rang church bells in Boston, MA, a location well more than a thousand miles away!  (Think of all the population centers that have sprung up in that area since the winter of 1811-1812.  St. Louis, Memphis, and Nashville especially...)

As far as the New Madrid quakes being the strongest in the history of the U.S., that may be true for the 48 contiguous states, but it's not true for this nation as a whole.  Don't forget Alaska, which had the third most powerful quake in recorded world history in 1964, only five years after the territory became our 49th state.  That shaker was measured at a whopping 9.2 magnitude!
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2010, 06:00:35 PM »
Trucker's back in the 70's called L.A. Shaky Town...been through '71, '94 and a few others...

Took me 2 hrs to get to my district yard in the valley in '94, 6 hrs to get home the same day...when I drove past the golf courses at Griffith Park people were a playing...

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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2010, 06:18:14 PM »
Trucker's back in the 70's called L.A. Shaky Town...been through '71, '94 and a few others...

Took me 2 hrs to get to my district yard in the valley in '94, 6 hrs to get home the same day...when I drove past the golf courses at Griffith Park people were a playing...

That's life L.A. ...
There was that Spring Break day many years ago when I was awakened from sleep at 5:30 in the morning by the shaking of my bed.  Later that day I learned that the central Willamette Valley, where I lived at the time, was shaken by an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude.  Pretty rude awakening, I think.  One of the oldest buildings in town ended up getting condemned because of the structural damage (deep cracks in the masonry) it sustained during the shaking, and one of the old houses on the campus of the college I was attending lost its brick chimney.

I would find out after joining the Church that the date of this quake was the Feast of the Annunciation (NC).
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Re: Earthquake
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2010, 07:45:25 PM »
Cardinal Mahony used the '94 quake to get "his" Cathedral built ...old St. Vibiana's is still standing and functioning, though not as a Church  :( ...
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