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Just Felt an Earth Tremor in Dallas
Vanity ^ | 6 August 2011 | Windflier

Posted on 08/06/2011 10:06:45 PM PDT by Windflier

I just felt a hard jolt. The whole house shook. It felt something like a hard bump. My whole family felt it.

Anybody else in North Texas feel it?


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To: Windflier
Free Republic is amazing, a man feels a *Bump* to his house around midnight and the question is answered in hardly any time.

Bet you're pretty close to the epicenter of the little quake.

51 posted on 08/06/2011 10:55:51 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: pollywog
I am a native Southern Californian and I do know that I have felt some significant jolts from small quakes that happen to be right under us!

True enough, but most folks never experience one right smack dab at the epicenter.

I remember feeling the Sylmar quake of 1971 at our house in the southern part of the county. We were more than 40 miles away from the epicenter, and it shook every stud and rafter in our house. Even the electrical transmission towers out back were swaying back and forth.

52 posted on 08/06/2011 10:58:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

ZERO depth?????

Really?

I don’t think I have ever heard of that.


53 posted on 08/06/2011 10:58:58 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: susannah59
That article said that there were two kinds of houses: houses which need their foundations repaired, and houses which have already had their foundations repaired.

That article would be right. I've yet to see a house out here of any age that didn't have some sign of foundation cracking or failure.

54 posted on 08/06/2011 10:59:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I lived in Sylmar when that quake hit.

I will never forget it.
Didn’t have running water for a whole week.
No gas for a week and a half.

Back then, most people thought we were being bombed.


55 posted on 08/06/2011 11:01:17 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: The Cajun
Bet you're pretty close to the epicenter of the little quake.

I guess so. USGS said the epicenter was 6 miles WSW of Dallas. I'm in Irving (which is just west of Dallas), so that would put me just a bit north of the event.

Yep, the old Freep is pretty amazing, isn't it? Got my answer in no time.

56 posted on 08/06/2011 11:03:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TruthConquers

Oh yes, how well I remember the Sylmar quake. We lived in Eagle Rock and most all of the older homes here lost fireplaces, and many like us, lost our porch.


57 posted on 08/06/2011 11:04:51 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: TruthConquers
ZERO depth????? Really? I don’t think I have ever heard of that.

Pretty weird, huh? Perhaps they just didn't have data for that parameter, so the default is zero.

58 posted on 08/06/2011 11:05:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TruthConquers
I lived in Sylmar when that quake hit. I will never forget it.

I don't think that anyone who was in L.A. county on that day will ever forget it. I lucked out in '94 and was in Baton Rouge when the Northridge quake hit.

I was actually en route back to Cali from Florida. Got home a few days later and construction work had exploded. It didn't stop for years afterward.

59 posted on 08/06/2011 11:08:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Ewing Oil Company must be doing some fracking in the area. It was fracking that was blamed for those earthquakes in central Arkansas.


60 posted on 08/06/2011 11:16:36 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Windflier

“Sylmar quake of 1971 “

I was in Orange County when that quake hit. I don’t remember ever being scared by an earthquake until that monster hit. A friend had their pool emptied by the quake, with all the water roaring through their house like a tsunami.


61 posted on 08/06/2011 11:21:11 PM PDT by Pelham (Obama, the vanguard of the proletariat since 2008)
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To: pollywog

I had the same experience when I was a college student in L.A. MANY years ago. I was living in an apartment in Playa del Rey, not far from the L.A. Airport (LAX).

At 5:00 AM, I suddenly woke up, and was lying their in bed for a few minutes, trying to fall asleep again.

Suddenly, there was a sharp but strong earthquake that lasted for about 10 seconds or so. It felt fairly strong, but I later found out it was only 2.0 or slightly higher on the Richter scale....a nothing of an earthquake by California standards. I later learned that I was nearly on top of the epicenter (according to the guy on the radio).


62 posted on 08/06/2011 11:39:17 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The top 1% earn 20% of America's income yet they pay 40% of all federal income taxes!)
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To: Windflier

It’s the founding fathers turning over in their graves.


63 posted on 08/07/2011 12:04:00 AM PDT by x1stcav (Obama: The Mistake of '08.)
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To: Windflier

Yawn from California. Did the water in your pool slosh out?


64 posted on 08/07/2011 1:17:18 AM PDT by BJungNan (Spend yesterday's money good, today's money ok. Never spend tomorrow's money)
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To: Windflier

There’s an opportunity here for a new website: earthquakeorjustme.com, patterned after http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com (abbreviated http://isup.me).


65 posted on 08/07/2011 1:18:37 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Windflier

I remember the Sylmar quake. I lived about 20 miles from the epicenter.

It’s the strongest quake I ever felt. It seemed to last an eternity. All kinds of strange noises from the wood frame house. Windows rattling, floor shaking. Time really slows down when you are experiencing terror.

No one who’s been through something like that ever forgets it.


66 posted on 08/07/2011 1:42:09 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Jay Redhawk

Them Fracer’s!


67 posted on 08/07/2011 4:49:28 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: BJungNan
Yawn from California. Did the water in your pool slosh out?

Don't yawn at me. I lived through California quakes for fifty years.

68 posted on 08/07/2011 6:58:27 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Cajun; Windflier

Yes, FR is AMAZING.
Scooped the Columbia disaster live (ht to leadpenny):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/833885/posts

Remembered with sadness and pride.
Prayers up for all.


69 posted on 08/07/2011 7:20:10 AM PDT by spankalib
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To: Windflier

That was just 10,000 illegals storming across the open border at once, move along ...


70 posted on 08/07/2011 7:21:32 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Windflier
USGS said the epicenter was 6 miles WSW of Dallas.

...just the Texas Rangers bullpen caving...again.

71 posted on 08/07/2011 7:26:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Windflier

Nothing in Allen.


72 posted on 08/07/2011 12:26:46 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Clive

They grow propane tanks where you live? :-)


73 posted on 08/07/2011 12:28:12 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Bahawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.


74 posted on 08/07/2011 12:31:06 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Windflier

Yeah, I just heard on the news there was some sort of event around here last night.


75 posted on 08/07/2011 5:22:17 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Windflier

Dallas ?....someone stole all your copper and your a/c is missin

lol


76 posted on 08/07/2011 5:24:55 PM PDT by advertising guy (if a politician from either party was to say hello to me, it should be law I can shoot em)
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To: West Texas Chuck

Just a small shaker. 2.6 magnitude, which is just strong enough to notice if you’re sitting still.

The epicenter was 6 miles WSW of Dallas. Hit at about 11:45 PM last night. I felt it because I’m in Irving.


77 posted on 08/07/2011 5:50:39 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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