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Earthquake!

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ruth67

nice one bro !

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Talked to my mom in Pittsburgh, she was driving around with some friends and they didn't feel it... when they got back to the apartment building everyone was outside and they asked what was going on... they thought it was a fire or something, they thought people were joking for awhile when they told them about the earthquake.

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MSNBC ran great wall to wall coverage.  The only thing missing were pictures of any damage it caused.  I thought its over reaction was hilarious.

oldgoat

I was in a 12th story apt with a client.  We went for quite a ride for about 30 seconds.  Called my wife who was on the first floor of our solid little brick house, she didn't feel anything.

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Tommy_Paine

"I was in a 12th story apt with a client.  We went for quite a ride for about 30 seconds.  Called my wife who was on the first floor of our solid little brick house, she didn't feel anything."

I had a similar experience a number of years ago, Oldgoat.  My daughter was upstairs, and I was on the main floor, and she called down, "Did you feel that? I think we just had an earthquake!"  I felt nothing.  Later that day, on the news, they said we had had an earthquake. 

I haven't heard of anyone in the SW Ont. region reporting feeling this quake.  I guess it's because we have two additional layers of sedimentary rock-- Silurian and Devonian, on top of the Ordovician, before you reach the shield rock,  where Toronto has only a layer of Ordovician above the shield bedrock. And, I think, less soil overburden, too. 

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I was in bed at 9pm tonight, felt the bed shake (aftershock? - hard to imagine that's possible considering there's a large body of water between here and the quake location down south), and got up. I felt nothing during the time of the quake itself - but our Internet access went out for a few hours.

Ripple

My mom tells me they felt it in Sudbury.  They had to evacuate several buildings, including the police station and the municipal building.  

Tommy_Paine

Not surprising, when you consider that you are right on bedrock Boom Boom. The waves travel pretty much unimpeded.  Same with Sudbury. 

In my exact location, there is about 60 feet of alternating layers of sand and clay before you even hit the first layer of Devonian sedimentary rock.  In other parts of London, away from the old glacial lake bed my house is built on, there's upwards of 200 feet of such soil.  The waves don't travel through it as easily.

There was a big quake in a place called New Madrid, Missouri (near where Missouri, Kentucky, Tennesee and Oklahoma meet) in the early 1800's.  It was plainly felt as far away as Montreal.

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Yeah, there's rock almost everywhere you look here - and it's being blasted and crushed to make gravel in order to extend #138 through the Lower North Shore. A hell of a long way to go - won't be completed for at least ten more years.

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Boom Boom wrote:

Yeah, there's rock almost everywhere you look here -

 

Yes Boom Boom, and based on post #7 I'd say some of them rocks are in your head.Tongue out

 

Cubbie...Wink

Fidel

Boom Boom wrote:

 

Yes that infamous day of false colonel Flagg approacheth. Get ready to be propagandized. lol!

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Whatever Fidel; hijack this thread into a 9/11 side show if you can.

EARTHQUAKE SUMMERY

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The Virginia earthquake of 2011 August 23 occurred as reverse faulting on a north or northeast-striking plane within a previously recognized seismic zone, the "Central Virginia Seismic Zone." The Central Virginia Seismic Zone has produced small and moderate earthquakes since at least the 18th century. The previous largest historical shock from the Central Virginia Seismic Zone occurred in 1875. The 1875 shock occurred before the invention of effective seismographs, but the felt area of the shock suggests that it had a magnitude of about 4.8. The 1875 earthquake shook bricks from chimneys, broke plaster and windows, and overturned furniture at several locations. A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on 2003, December 9, also produced minor damage.

 

 

josh

Felt it in New Jersey.  First time.

 

Of course, this has led to west coast mocking:

 

""Pah!" wrote one reader on The San Francisco Chronicle's Web site. "We eat 5.9 for breakfast."  

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/us/24calif.html?ref=us

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josh wrote:

Felt it in New Jersey.  First time.

 

Of course, this has led to west coast mocking:

 

""Pah!" wrote one reader on The San Francisco Chronicle's Web site. "We eat 5.9 for breakfast."  

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/us/24calif.html?ref=us

There's an interesting bit in that summery I posted where it said east coast earthquakes are felt over a larger area than west coast ones becouse of the earths make up in those regions.

ruth67
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The coverage is stupid.  If this had happened anywhere in the world except in the american capital it would not even make the second page.  But if anything happens in the imperial heartland it is a big deal. 

They already stole the symbolism of Ground Zero from the 100's of thousands incinerated in nuclear blasts to symbolize the loss of a couple of thousand Americans.  I wonder if they can steal someone else's name for the latest disaster in the Greatest nation in the world. (just ask any American they will tell you that it is)

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From the Charleston Daily Mail's Twitter feed (@charleywest) this morning: Today's Charley West quip:

'Maybe I shouldn't have ordered a shake with my burger.' Laughing

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Boom Boom wrote:

From the Charleston Daily Mail's Twitter feed (@charleywest) this morning: Today's Charley West quip:

'Maybe I shouldn't have ordered a shake with my burger.' Laughing

 

Face book is loaded with remarks like that now... For all my family and friends whom still live in that region (mostly around Pittsburgh) that was the biggest quake most have experience in their lives minus those whom lived in other quake zones like the west coast; they pretty much laughed at everyone else, now that everyone knows there was no major damage or injuries. 

And after thinking about it a bit I actually find post 7 pretty funny... I get it now... some in the US do 9/11 way too much.

 

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Did the Earthquake Tilt the Washington Monument?

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A National Park Service spokesman told the AP there was "absolutely no damage" to the Washington monument. Uh uh. That's what Obama's crony would say. Where are the protractor measurements!

 

 

 

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Wow! That's got to be a doctored picture, I hope so anyways... I'm no engineer but I don't think it could stand like that if it was really that "bent".

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Bec.De.Corbin wrote:

 

Wow! That's got to be a doctored picture, I hope so anyways... I'm no engineer but I don't think it could stand like that if it was really that "bent".

It would not stand for more than a couple hundred years.

 

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Saw a link this morning on FB that said the National Cathedral in Washington sustained significant damage.

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Boom Boom wrote:

Saw a link this morning on FB that said the National Cathedral in Washington sustained significant damage.

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In case you were worried about the health and safety of the baddest dude in the universe, though, rest assured. "We've checked, and Darth Vader appears to be okay," a staff member tweeted. The likeness of Luke's father is one of the gargoyles on the northwest tower of the Cathedral.

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Since 1912, the Cathedral has been a national place of worship as well as host to state funerals, presidential memorial services, and served as a spiritual home for our country in times of crisis.

Only in America could a cathedral have a Hollywood character on it.  I love that this Xian cathedral is the spiritual home for America.  Makes me want to thump on a bible and ask god why HE didn't destroy a mosque instead.  I mean really its not like all religions are equal.  Protestant religions are clearly the only true channels for the voice of god. 

6079_Smith_W

Hm. 

Of course that is what the media is going to focus on.

I was thinking more about the condition of Frederick Hart's sculptures.

 

GOD

Uh,..excuse me.

 

Just a bit of indigestion.

 

True what you say about the protestants though.  Annoyingly persistant bunch.  I've had to get call display!

KenS

I was talking to some people on the ground floor of a 3 story in Farmington Hills, MI and I could barely talk to them for all the chatter about the shaking.

But no one else I knew in MI felt anything, and most didnt hear about anything local.... including a guy who was working in a slab on ground building just a few miles from the folks who were shaking away.

Someone said- no opinion on whether this is true:

On the West Coast with all the many faults, shaking tends to be relatively localised. But in the East, virtually without those kind of faults, the whole mass ca shake... albeit less.

Makes sense. But why only here and there very localised, a couple thousand clicks from the centre?

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Northern Shoveler wrote:

Bec.De.Corbin wrote:

 

Wow! That's got to be a doctored picture, I hope so anyways... I'm no engineer but I don't think it could stand like that if it was really that "bent".

It would not stand for more than a couple hundred years.

 

Ha, forgot about that one, good point.

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GOD wrote:

Uh,..excuse me.

 

Just a bit of indigestion.

 

True what you say about the protestants though.  Annoyingly persistant bunch.  I've had to get call display!

 

Hey GOD, while your focusing your attention on us lowly mortals here, quick question: are the the Buffalo Bills ever going to win a Super Bowl? I mean what the fuck... do you hate Buffalo New York that much?

 

Just had to ask...

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Northern Shoveler wrote:

 

 

Only in America could a cathedral have a Hollywood character on it.  I love that this Xian cathedral is the spiritual home for America.  Makes me want to thump on a bible and ask god why HE didn't destroy a mosque instead.  I mean really its not like all religions are equal.  Protestant religions are clearly the only true channels for the voice of god. 

 

 

I've been to the National Cathedral several times (and participated in the ordination of a friend there), I may have seen the Darth Vader thing - I'm sure I have, using binoculars - but what really stood out was the famous 'Space' stained glass window (one of more than 200) commemorating the first manned landing on the moon. There's also another very famous window in the National (Episcopal) Cathedral - with kind of a New Age theme to it, but I forget the name of it.

 

ETA: What does Darth Vader have to do with the Cathedral?

ETA: Helen Keller was buried in the crypt.

ETA: The Rose Window - it changes color as the day goes on - it starts off blue, and becomes red by the end of the day.

Sean in Ottawa

Catchfire wrote:

Did the Earthquake Tilt the Washington Monument?

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A National Park Service spokesman told the AP there was "absolutely no damage" to the Washington monument. Uh uh. That's what Obama's crony would say. Where are the protractor measurements!

 

 

 

Wide angle lens distortion.

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Apparently we just had a 6.4 earthquake here in Vancouver. I didn't notice.

WilderMore

Yeah well others did.

 

David Dickinson was watching television at home in Courtenay on the east coast of central Vancouver Island when it struck.

"I was watching the U.S. Open Tennis downstairs and while sitting on my couch I felt it beginning to move back and forth.... It didn't frighten me... but it took my attention off the tennis match for a few minutes."

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/09/09/bc-earth...

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..i'm living in the community of sunrise (e. van) and felt nothing.

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Well we are slowly sliding towards Japan... glad your quake wasn't too eventful.

Ripple

A friend was at the airport and felt it.  And a friend downtown on the 19th floor swayed a lot.  6.7 is not nothing.  Both said they were quite scared.  Caused some concern at first because people weren't sure what it was - thought it was connected to the 9/11 "anniversary."  We didn't feel anything here in Champlain Heights.  Maybe because of the elevation?  No tsunami warnings, though aftershocks are expected.

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I felt it. But other than the 100 foot wall of water rushing south down the Salish Sea, there was nothing much to show for such a large quake. lol.

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OMG RUN 4 UR LIVES

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Dear Mother Earth,

Please ignore Catchfire, he's just being silly in a human kind of way.

 

Hi Catchfire; it's not nice to laugh at Mother Earth... She doesn't give a crap about human politics. Remember: Jesus loves you, cats tolerate you and Mother Earth is doing her own thing; we're just along for the ride...Smile

 

 

Tommy_Paine

Looks like it happened at a subduction zone.

http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/zones/cascadia/images/cas1.jpg

I think geology is beneath us, here.

Tommy_Paine

Cascadia Subduction Zone

"West of Vancouver Island, and extending from the north tip of the Island to northern California, the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate is moving towards North America at about 2-5 cm/year. This region is called the Cascadia subduction zone. Here, the much smaller Juan de Fuca plate is sliding (subducting) beneath the continent (it is about 45 km beneath Victoria, and about 70 km beneath Vancouver). The ocean plate is not always moving though. There is good evidence that the Juan de Fuca and North America plates are currently locked together, causing strain to build up in the earth's crust. It is this squeezing of the crust that causes the 300 or so small earthquakes that are located in southwestern British Columbia each year, and the less-frequent (once per decade, on average, damaging crustal earthquakes (e.g., a magnitude 7.3 earthquake on central Vancouver Island in 1946). At some time in the future, these plates will snap loose, generating a huge offshore "subduction" earthquake - one similar to the 1964 M=9.2 Alaska earthquake, or the 1960 M=9.5 Chile earthquake. Current crustal deformation measurements in this area provide evidence for this model. Geological evidence also indicates that huge subduction earthquakes have struck this coast every 300-800 years."

 

http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/zones/westcan-eng.php#Cascadia

 

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Tsunami Warning in Hawaii Downgraded to Advisory After Canada Quake

Tsunami advisories were canceled for Canada and Oregon.

 

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Tsunami warning in effect in northern BC and Alaska.

ETA: now cancelled

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Tsunami Warning Issued http://www.cftktv.com/ A Tsunami Warning has been issued for the B.C. coast after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck around 8 o'clock this evening near Haida Gwaii.

 

ETA: now cancelled

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I knew that half ton of sand I picked up on the cheap from Army Navy would come in handy one day. Now I have an excuse to eat some of this flat of cheez whiz too.

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