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Old 08-23-2011, 02:58 PM   #21
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How long before the "It's caused by Global Climate Warming Change" crowd jumps in?
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Doesn't it seem like the Earth is in a period of higher seismic activity - Japan, Haiti, Chile earthquakes, Iceland volcano...Makes you wonder where the next shoe will drop!

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When I read the title of the thread, I thought it was about the Colorado earthquake, the largest Colorado quake in 40 years. Can these be related?

Largest Colorado Quake Since 1967 Shakes Homes - ABC News
From this it looks like there were a bunch of them centered around Cokedale, CO. Here is the USGS main page.
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No. Earlier, the CNN meteorologist gave a blizzard of relevant statistics, among which was that we on Earth get about 500 quakes as severe as the Virginia quake every year.
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How long before the "It's caused by Global Climate Warming Change" crowd jumps in?
About 6 hours and 2 minutes....
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Was just watching HLN, Headline News, as they intoned about the quake. They had a row of 4 talking heads onscreen as the voice-over rattled on about the quake. Fun thing was the row of people were all nodding in agreement but out of synch as the voice-over went on. Made me wonder if they were on site and the quake was still happening.
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a 5.8 quake is a moderate quake. You'll definitely feel it if you are close. A uake that size can do a bit of dameage to foundations and such to structures clsoe to the epicenter.

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When I read the title of the thread, I thought it was about the Colorado earthquake, the largest Colorado quake in 40 years. Can these be related?
According to seismologist Graham Kent, it is very very unlikely that the two quakes were related.

East Coast earthquake: Seismologist discusses - The Washington Post

Here on the outskirts of Baltimore, we felt some shaking along the lines of moderate to semi-severe airplane turbulence. I'm still waiting to go home to see if anything fell from the walls/shelves. At work, only small stuff fell.
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I felt it up in Massachusetts. I was going down for a nap on the couch and suddenly the flat screen was teetering, the house plants were waving, the chandelier was swaying and it felt like someone was underneath the cushions trying to get out from under me. I ran outside thinking my 100 year old building was going to collapse.

But everyone was outside walking around as if nothing had happened. I asked my neighbor who was sitting on the stoop if he felt anything and he said no. I thought I was crazy for about 10 minutes until I turned on the news.
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Hmmmm..... The earth seems to be shaking apart. Maybe that December 21, 2012 thing isn't so far off.

May have to re-think the retirement date - get a couple months in anyhow before the big bang
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5.8?? Not much of a quake at all. Wake me up if a 6.5 or bigger one happens.
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magnitude 5 to 5.9 earthquakes occur often. Based on USGS surveys these size quakes ocur (worldwide) about 1319 times a year. That averages over 3.5 a day.

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Here's a few funny one's (regardless of your political bent):

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How long before the "It's caused by Global Climate Warming Change" crowd jumps in?
Er... what? How long before the straw man construction party arrives?

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That averages over 3.5 a day.
I wonder why I don't feel them more often then. This was my first one. I've always wanted to give it a go so I'm happy I was in a position to notice it. And I was in Mass and this thing was in Virginia. If 3.5 happen a day and you can feel it outwards in a 700 mile radius like I did this one, then it seems that tens of millions of people must experience earthquakes everyday. I wonder why so few can report having felt one then...
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Maybe voters will stop applauding politicians who want to make fun of the earth sciences and strict building codes. The structure that fails may come down on their heads!
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Almost all my good earthquakes were in 70's in the Bay area, while in school.

But most of the time it was " Hey man I am more stoned than I think I am".

Or "Wooooow far out what was that".
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