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earthquake???

Posted on 02/10/2010 2:07:36 AM PST by fulltlt

earthquake in Chicago area???


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: chicago; earthquake; illinois; usgs
Did we just have an earthquake? I woke up at 4:00 a.m. here 40 miles west of Chicago to feel the whole house shaking.
1 posted on 02/10/2010 2:07:36 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt
Yep, it shook for a good minute hear in Batavia.
2 posted on 02/10/2010 2:10:15 AM PST by infool7 (Ignorance isn't bliss its slavery in denial)
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To: fulltlt

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/37.47.-95.-85_eqs.php


3 posted on 02/10/2010 2:12:31 AM PST by Viiksitimali
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To: infool7

I knew I’d find it here first. What’s a good site to see it registered?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 2:12:31 AM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: taraytarah

Are you kidding, this is the best site for news.


5 posted on 02/10/2010 2:13:40 AM PST by She hits a grand slam tonight
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To: fulltlt

WBBM reports the epicenter is 48 miles west of Chicago, magnitude 4.3.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 2:18:34 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: fulltlt

WBBM reports the epicenter was at the Maple Park and Sycamore area.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 2:21:20 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: Viiksitimali

Thanks for that link.

Magnitude: 4.3

Location is west of Chicago


8 posted on 02/10/2010 2:21:27 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: fulltlt

obama’s fault. and I do mean “fault”. get it?? :-D


9 posted on 02/10/2010 2:21:42 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: fulltlt

Only 8 miles from the epicenter - but still you were “lucky” to feel it at only a 4.3. I’m surprised it woke you up, probably fairly soft soils in your area?


10 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:09 AM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: fulltlt

Dang, you were right at about the epicenter.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:09 AM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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To: fulltlt

Earthquake Details

Magnitude

4.3

Date-Time

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 09:59:34 UTC

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 03:59:34 AM at epicenter Location 41.978°N, 88.597°W Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program

Region ILLINOIS Distances 6 km (4 miles) WNW (292°) from Virgil, IL 8 km (5 miles) E (94°) from Sycamore, IL 8 km (5 miles) N (1°) from Maple Park, IL 14 km (8 miles) ENE (67°) from DeKalb, IL 35 km (22 miles) NW (315°) from Aurora, IL 77 km (48 miles) WNW (282°) from Chicago, IL

from - usgs.gov

12 posted on 02/10/2010 2:22:33 AM PST by Troublemaker
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To: Yossarian; All

My First Thought.

Is God delivering a tap on the door?

;-)


13 posted on 02/10/2010 2:26:34 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: fulltlt; infool7

It was about the same depth as the one in Haiti. But MUCH weaker. Haiti was about a 7.0 IIRC. But is log scale. 4.0 to 5.0 is 10x larger. 4.0 to 6.0 is 100x larger. 4.0 to 7.0 is 1000x larger! (Off to quick check those numbers!)


14 posted on 02/10/2010 2:27:44 AM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: fulltlt

Felt it here too.

We’re trading on the 7th floor of a 12 or 14 floor office building near Schaumburg, and our chairs and monitors were swaying a bit around 4am.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 2:31:45 AM PST by BobbyT
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To: fulltlt

Shoot - I think I got that log scale wrong. One glance at a site had a 7.0 was 100x larger than a 6.0. Here’s a table with some comparisons to TNT yield. (I don’t suppose there is anything near you that could go BOOM and give the yield of a small nuclear weapon??)

Richter TNT for Seismic Example
Magnitude Energy Yield (approximate)

-1.5 6 ounces Breaking a rock on a lab table
1.0 30 pounds Large Blast at a Construction Site
1.5 320 pounds
2.0 1 ton Large Quarry or Mine Blast
2.5 4.6 tons
3.0 29 tons
3.5 73 tons
4.0 1,000 tons Small Nuclear Weapon
4.5 5,100 tons Average Tornado (total energy)
5.0 32,000 tons
5.5 80,000 tons Little Skull Mtn., NV Quake, 1992
6.0 1 million tons Double Spring Flat, NV Quake, 1994
6.5 5 million tons Northridge, CA Quake, 1994
7.0 32 million tons Hyogo-Ken Nanbu, Japan Quake, 1995; Largest Thermonuclear Weapon
7.5 160 million tons Landers, CA Quake, 1992
8.0 1 billion tons San Francisco, CA Quake, 1906
8.5 5 billion tons Anchorage, AK Quake, 1964
9.0 32 billion tons Chilean Quake, 1960
10.0 1 trillion tons (San-Andreas type fault circling Earth)


16 posted on 02/10/2010 2:33:14 AM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: fulltlt

Here’s a link to a site (in .pdf format) showing a map of faults in northern Illinois.

http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/research/earthquake-hazards/pdf-files/eq-fct-nrth.pdf


17 posted on 02/10/2010 2:34:24 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: fulltlt
I calculated the straight line distance using the epicenter coordinates posted here and my coordinates from my home waypoint in my GPS. I am 15 miles from the epicenter.
18 posted on 02/10/2010 2:45:23 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: 21twelve

Thanks for the info. When I first checked the USGS site there wasn’t anything, by the time I finished filling out the earthquake report and refreshed FR there was a post already. Amazing!


19 posted on 02/10/2010 2:47:21 AM PST by infool7 (Ignorance isn't bliss its slavery in denial)
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To: fulltlt
It woke me up here in Downers Grove. I'm on the fourth (top) floor of a condo building that rocked and rolled for about a half minute. Then it sounded like a couple of huge metal balls were rolling around on the roof over my head. I got out of the bedroom quickly and am now in another room typing.

The weight of the enormous amount of snow on our building's flat roof plus a huge HVAC unit overhead is giving me pause.

Need some coffee, quick.

It's a few minutes before 5 AM here in the western suburbs of Chicago. The epicenter appears to be not too far west of me. Yikes!

Leni

20 posted on 02/10/2010 2:54:00 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: 21twelve

Your original Post 14 was correct; 7.0 is ten times as strong as 6.0.


21 posted on 02/10/2010 3:32:03 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: fulltlt

Got you beat, Im only 9.3 miles.


22 posted on 02/10/2010 3:32:43 AM PST by infool7 (Ignorance isn't bliss its slavery in denial)
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To: fulltlt
Correction:
Dang Bing, you win I accidentally dragged the pin Im really 16.8 miles
23 posted on 02/10/2010 3:38:39 AM PST by infool7 (Ignorance isn't bliss its slavery in denial)
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To: fulltlt

That’s what happens when the Midwest doesn’t get its cup of coffee.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 3:47:22 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (happily replying to threads without reading the articles since 2002)
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To: fulltlt

Not an earthquake. Just the Democrat “Dead Electorate” rolling over and reacting to the news that their elected Lt. Gov candidate had to withdraw.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 5:37:27 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: infool7

I hope Villa Olivia is still standing; we go there every Thanksgiving for our family gorge. But we did not feel the quake, or at least, it didn’t wake us up. My mom passed away in 08 at a small hospital in Sycamore. So we were thinking maybe she sent the quake to remind people to keep praying for her soul. (She wasn’t a frequent church attender.:))


26 posted on 02/10/2010 7:49:52 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: BobbyT

I live in a western suburb of Chicago and it woke me up bigtime in my condo building. It shook the whole building. Literally felt like the building was shifting. Weirdest feeling. I knew almost immediately it had to be an earthquake, as nothing else would cause the whole building to rock like that. Jeez, I hope this isn’t a harbinger of things to come.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 10:29:23 PM PST by flaglady47 (Dems days are numbered; it's Tea Party Time.....)
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