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Title: a little "shake, rattle, & Roll" today
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 10, 2019, 05:04:25 pm
had a 4.2 quake today, here in Ohio... about 6 miles from my home... I definitely knew what it was... lasted maybe 6 seconds, never felt the aftershocks tho...

https://www.wnem.com/ohio-earthquake/video_e6257909-e294-516e-8ff0-7ab52adfc670.html (https://www.wnem.com/ohio-earthquake/video_e6257909-e294-516e-8ff0-7ab52adfc670.html)


kinda cool... freaks people out...
last one I can remember here was the day the Challenger Space Shuttle blew up, that quakes was less than 5 miles from my house... and was a good'n.... I was 160 miles away, up in a tree stand bowhunting... and felt it that far away...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0IfQBprdxo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0IfQBprdxo)

Then we had one back in IIRC '11, in Va., and it slammed hard, about 20 miles from my home..., I felt it at work, 40 miles away from the center.. and it rocked for almost 15 seconds...

Title: Re: a little "shake, rattle, & Roll" today
Post by: Poseidon on June 10, 2019, 05:48:46 pm
I remember the 2011 one in Virginia. I was down at Southside Regional hospital and it was shaking everything down there pretty good too. I got a kick out of this when it was being posted back then.

(https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/08/2011-va-earthquake-we-will-rebuild-east-coast-damage.jpg&w=1484&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517)
Title: Re: a little "shake, rattle, & Roll" today
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 10, 2019, 07:18:53 pm
I remember the 2011 one in Virginia. I was down at Southside Regional hospital and it was shaking everything down there pretty good too. I got a kick out of this when it was being posted back then.

([url]https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/08/2011-va-earthquake-we-will-rebuild-east-coast-damage.jpg&w=1484&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517[/url])


Wife was at home in Hanover, she said stuff rattled off the bookcase, dog ran for "cover", cats were freaked out and climbed trees... I was at work next to Richmond Airport... it physically rolled my chair and my fat 230# azz away from my desk, and was shaking my monitor.. the ceiling tiles were shaking.... I jumped up outta my chair and asked "did you feel that?".. everyone was kinda...dazed... then i said that had to be at least a 5.0; nobody believed me...   couple months later we moved back to Ohio.. after going thru 4 hurricanes, countless tornadoes, floods, and "odd" blizzards (Va. Blizzard drops 17" of snow... and power lines, and totally makes people "immobile")... Ohio is nice, a little earthquake, and REAL snow, are all we worry about.. tornadoes?... pheeeeew... we deal with that.
We have a basement now... didn't have one in Va.   Momma, dog, and cats, all hiding in a closet was funny to come home to.
Title: Re: a little "shake, rattle, & Roll" today
Post by: Poseidon on June 10, 2019, 07:39:12 pm
Yeah, we have quite the variety of weather here, but none is as bad as other parts of the country. The difference is that we get a taste of what everyone gets.

Earthquakes, but people in California would laugh at.

Tornados, but folks in TX and OK would probably refer to them as nice breeze or possibly a dirt devil.

Hurricanes, but by the time they get this far inland they are usually only a cat 1 or tropical storm.

Snow... don’t even get me started! Let’s just say they close schools when snow is forecasted... even if we never see a single flake. You can imagine how they act when they get what would be a normal snow fall in most parts of the country!

I can deal with the weather here. We see everything, but nothing is to severe.
Title: Re: a little "shake, rattle, & Roll" today
Post by: maxtog on June 11, 2019, 05:45:48 am
Here, 100 miles further away, we felt it too.  It was minor, but the strangest feeling- almost like being sea-sick.  It is a phenomenon one would never expect in this area and I think 99% of people had never experienced anything like it before (me included).
Title: Re: a little "shake, rattle, & Roll" today
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 11, 2019, 09:50:26 pm
You felt the last quake we had here in Va.? awesome... glad we could make your day...


 the glasses of water on the headboard of my waterbed were rattling.. I wan't sleeping.. just ... well... hanging out waiting for a reason to get outta bed...

wife Dona was sitting in a rocking chair, in our 4 season room, on a concrete slab... and looked at me like I had a third eye when I said "didja feel that quake 30 seconds ago?".. oblivious, and priceless... but she felt all the others I mentioned...
Title: Re: a little "shake, rattle, & Roll" today
Post by: maxtog on June 12, 2019, 05:32:43 am
You felt the last quake we had here in Va.? awesome... glad we could make your day...

I was in a meeting in a training room with several other people.  Suddenly I felt dizzy/sick but didn't know why.  I looked over and saw the blinds on the window moving slowly back and forth.  When I stood the feeling of sway was more intense.  Just several seconds and it was over.  That was it!  It was very much like being on a large boat that was swaying slightly, slowly.  Never felt the predicted aftershocks.  We were far away from the event (I had no idea you could feel a minor quake from hundreds of miles away) they were probably just too weak.