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Midwest earthquake??

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Just sitting on my couch getting some old NYPD Blues out of my TiVo tuner and the entire house really shook at 4:39 a.m. CDT.

    The New Madrid faultline is the closes one I'm familiar with in the center of the country. Anyone else out there feel it? Or were you all sleeping like normal people should.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Are you sure you didn't just fart? :D

    (of course that is said with the hope that this is just a quirk and not some Richter scale event)
  3. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    YES... I felt it too... started a thread on anything goes.. woke me up
  4. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    I'd take a tornado any day over that... and I felt just a wiggle of it.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    My girlfriend makes an outstanding point:

    Buildings in the Midwest aren't nearly as prepared for earthquake damage as the ones out here in Cali. This quake could cause significant damage, just because of where it's located. Hope y'all are safe out there.
  6. I blame Tom Crean.
  7. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Or a raging blizzard.

    Back in 1989, it took me three weeks to call a place in California which had been affected by the World Series earthquake. When I was finally able to contact with this business and set stuff up for work, the conversation turned to the earthquake.

    He couldn't understand how I could live where it snowed.

    I couldn't understand how he would take the earth, opening up under your feet -- without warning -- and possibly swallowing you up, over a snow storm.

    Especially how damaging that quake was.
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Thing is, Rosie, y'all get snowstorms every year.

    We get a damaging quake ... once in a generation. And only if you're near the major faults. The rest of the time, it's gorgeous. I'll take that any time.
  9. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    But at least we get fair warning when they're on the way.

    And you can prepare for one. Plus, the chances of your home turning to rubble in a blizzard are virtually none.

    Besides, it's tough to snowmobile without snow. ;)
  10. Did the earth move last night, rosie?
    It's TOO EARLY to go to my room. No fair!
  11. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member

    Nobody ever said life was fair. ;)
  12. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Been updating our paper's site since about 4:45 a.m.

    Shook like a mofo here ... it was a rolling quake ... like a train running past. Similar to the 2002 quake here.
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