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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:32 am

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:39 am

I hadn't heard anything about this. We had a couple in Oklahoma last year, not that bad though. It was kind of like what fnord said, just a loud BOOM and one shake and it was done. Now, it was a pretty mean shake, but it never knocked anything over.

Did that twice within a couple weeks. We're literally right next to an air force base, so we thought it was a plane crash at first.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:46 am

benstern wrote:Expect MUCH MUCH MUCH worse in the future.

Ya, if you live to be a thousand there is a strong chance you'll be in a midwestern magnitude 7+. The chances are much greater that you'll get smeared across the countrside by one of the hundreds of tornados that happen every year in the midwest.

I'm about 110 miles from the epicenter and it woke everyone in the house. There was a 4.2 aftershock a little after 11AM that jiggled my coffee and ratled the house.

I grew up in the SF Bay Area and spent several years in Pasadena so I've been in many quakes. This one was no big deal but it was unusual in that it lasted a very long time.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:54 am

"The New Madrid fault system was responsible for the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake and has the potential to produce damaging earthquakes on an average of every 300 to 500 years"

it's been 192 years since the last huge one. So I doubt one would need to live to be a thousand to witness it unleashing havoc.
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:56 pm

Evidently we felt a small aftershock or something of it this morning in Cincinnati, but I was asleep and didn't feel a thing. I was a little bummed. It would be pretty cool to feel the earth shake, even if just for a second.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:44 pm

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:Rag and Hotwired would have felt that one in the Uk, it was a big bastard.

Indeed - but only because I was still awake at the time... it was about one in the morning IIRC.

If I had been asleep, I wouldn't have noticed a thing - as I slept through one of the biggest explosions in peace-time Europe* despite being only a single figure mileage from it.
... at least, that's what I told the police when they came to ask me whether I knew anything - I told you nothing.

*The oil depot fire at Buncefield, which was apparently heard in Northern France.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:50 pm

[quote"Ragnarok"]... at least, that's what I told the police when they came to ask me whether I knew anything - I told you nothing. [/quote]

oh-ho! but you did my friend....and these ears are a listening...

(or rather, eyes are reading, but you catch my drift...)
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:41 pm

PCGUY wrote:
pizlo wrote:I know this might sound stupid, but now that Scot is gone (with good reason)... could we PLEASE bring Nova back?


Umm why did you post that in this topic? This topic is about earthquakes...

and Nova left SpudFiles on his own.

Oh hehe IDK I wanted to post it in the topic about scot, sorry.
BTW did you ever get novas email or something?
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:43 pm

in NH we have had 2 earthquakes in my lifetime, and ive slept stiraght through both of them......

id expect earthquakes to be cool unless your house starts caving in on itself. Best of luck to yall. (GOD im cheery today!)
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:46 pm

did anyone read the article Rag linked to, at the bottom of the page it says there were 20 tanks with 30 million gallons of fuel, THAT'S 600,000,000 gallons, Rag, how could you :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Hydra » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:03 am

I have never gone through and earthquake or tremor or any natural disaster in my life and dreams.
Actually i think i remember myself flying around in a tornado with some random people and every1 was laughing and stuff because we were FLYING... Yeah..
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