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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:05 am

So who felt that one today? Happened in southern Indiana but I sure could feel it up here near St.Louis. Some foundations and windows are broken around my area... we never have earthquakes and this is the first one I've ever felt so everyone is going CRAZY :compress:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gxPv ... QD9048NL85
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Unread postAuthor: XxtriviumxX » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:22 am

Hehe... maybe you should make the most of the craze, convince everyone thats its the end of the world and loot some supplies from the local hardware stores. :D

When I was about 2 years old I slept through an earthquake. :?
Though I live in Australia, so we don't get them very much.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:23 am

I sleep through earthquakes.

Even during the day.

Of course in the UK we don't get many but hey, the ones everyone else notices, I only read about :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:27 am

Had one a few weeks back in the UK. Nothing serious, but it took me a moment to work out exactly what was going on as they're so rare here.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:36 am

Sorry guys... I didn't do the math before I tested [redacted].
Won't happen again.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:52 am

*facepalmheaddeskcombo*

EDIT: Just looked it up - The one in the UK at the end of February was a 5.2
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:56 am

:)


Personally, I've heard a lot worse

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Now that I think about it I remember a strange earthquake-like event that a happened maybe 5-10 years ago. I was upstairs, probably playing some type of video game, and the house shook. Not like a rumble, just one "BOOM!" like a shockwave (there wasn't actually a "boom"). At first I just though the punching bag in the other room fell down, but it was fine and apparently other people in the neighborhood felt it too.

There never was any explanation or anything in the newspaper.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:05 am

Rag and Hotwired would have felt that one in the Uk, it was a big bastard. Apparantly it registered up near Amsterdam and the south of France, epicenter was downham market or something like that.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:35 am

I know this might sound stupid, but now that Scot is gone (with good reason)... could we PLEASE bring Nova back?
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:39 am

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.
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:51 am

I live in VA, Didn't notice anything but for some strange reason I woke up early.

My favorite earthquake story I've got :

In the New Testament of the bible there's a story about a time that two of the disciples were in jail and the walls mysteriously collapsed and they walked out. (can't remember where but it's in there)

Shortly after I read about that, I saw a true news story on TV that there was recently a huge earthquake in Peru and they showed a huge modern prison where some of the walls collapsed and even the fences came apart and a bunch of the prisoners walked out!!!

It's kind of crazy when you read a story sounding far fetched and something exactly the same happens to a modern built prison!!!

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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:01 am

Nah sorry..couldn´t feel it over here... :D
No one got hurt right?
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:30 am

A 17 year old guy got his pelvis crushed when the house's chimney fell through the roof straight ontop of him.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:32 am

We just got some more of it here...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/rec ... 853165.php
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:22 am

Expect MUCH MUCH MUCH worse in the future.

Your square in the death zone of the New Madrid Seismic Zone site of the strongest series of earth quakes in north american recorded history. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Earthquake

and this video below is a good one.

http://www.history.com/media.do?action= ... _broadband
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