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Earthquake in Indiana?

Posted on 12/30/2010 5:27:42 AM PST by ducttape45

Here in Indiana, near Grissom ARB, we just felt what we think was an earthquake. Can anyone confirm?


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1 posted on 12/30/2010 5:27:45 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45

Yes, felt here in Wabash. 4.2 5 miles SE of Greentown.


2 posted on 12/30/2010 5:29:13 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: ducttape45

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usc0000x03.php


3 posted on 12/30/2010 5:29:38 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: John W

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/


4 posted on 12/30/2010 5:29:48 AM PST by dawn53
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To: ducttape45

Earthquake Details

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 4.2
Date-Time

* Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:55:21 UTC
* Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 07:55:21 AM at epicenter

Location 40.427°N, 85.888°W
Depth 4.9 km (3.0 miles) set by location program
Region INDIANA
Distances

* 9 km (5 miles) SE (131°) from Greentown, IN
* 9 km (6 miles) NE (39°) from Windfall City, IN
* 10 km (6 miles) SSW (211°) from Swayzee, IN
* 74 km (46 miles) NNE (17°) from Indianapolis, IN
* 217 km (135 miles) SE (136°) from Chicago, IL

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.7 km (7.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=103, Nph=113, Dmin=102.4 km, Rmss=1.49 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=7
Source

* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Event ID usc0000x03


5 posted on 12/30/2010 5:30:06 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ducttape45

yep

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/32.42.-95.-85.php


6 posted on 12/30/2010 5:31:01 AM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: ducttape45

The USGS website says yes.


7 posted on 12/30/2010 5:31:01 AM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: John W

I was just told it was confirmed by the USGS, exactly as you said.


8 posted on 12/30/2010 5:31:36 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45
When they get to 5.2 you need to worry since that's where they start breaking stuff. This might have knocked the bottom out of an old swimming pool or something, but otherwise it's nothing to worry about.

Carmel Fault most likely ~ runs parallel to that big one just to the West called "the Mississippi"!

9 posted on 12/30/2010 5:34:56 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ducttape45; flaglady47; oswegodeee
Wow....I've been searching FR for 15 minutes looking for something like this post. I thought I was "feeling" things! It was an earthquake, all right!

I'm in a suburb 30 miles due west of Chicago.

I was freeping when the computer started shaking like a twenty-dollar television set.

Then my heavy computer chair started rockin' and rollin'.

The shaking created a dizzy feeling that hasn't quite left me yet.

I'm going to sit back and read further comments here. Thanks for posting!

Leni

10 posted on 12/30/2010 5:37:11 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: muawiyah
This one reminded me of the small ones I would get when I was stationed on Guam.

I didn't know there was a "Carmel Fault" but a gentleman here says there is a fault that runs up the Wabash that is sort of connected to the New Madrid fault.

11 posted on 12/30/2010 5:38:00 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45

The New Madrid Seismic Zone has the potential to produce very large earthquakes. There was quite a bit of activity there early in the 1800’s.


12 posted on 12/30/2010 5:38:31 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: MinuteGal

So you felt it up west of Chicago?


13 posted on 12/30/2010 5:39:04 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ve read about the 1811/1812 quakes that were, what, in the 8.0 range? I’ve been fascinated by the New Madrid since the time when I was almost stationed at the old Blytheville (is that how it’s spelled?) AFB.


14 posted on 12/30/2010 5:41:00 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45
"So you felt it up west of Chicago?"

Actually, it felt ME up west of Chicago, LOL.

Leni

15 posted on 12/30/2010 5:41:52 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Interesting, I know that the mantle across this portion of the US continent was pretty thin compared to other earthquake zones, but I didn’t think an earthquake of this strength would be felt up there.


16 posted on 12/30/2010 5:44:36 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: MinuteGal
Does this mean there is a six inch tsunami surging through Lake Michigan?

oh noes........

17 posted on 12/30/2010 5:44:39 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: MinuteGal

A TSA earthquake?


18 posted on 12/30/2010 5:45:13 AM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: ducttape45

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/shakemap/global/shake/c0000x03/


19 posted on 12/30/2010 5:45:23 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ducttape45

I heard a boomlike noise. Everything in my curio cabinets and hutch was jumping around.

I also saw my cat jump up in the air.

It was a good shake.


20 posted on 12/30/2010 5:45:35 AM PST by dforest
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To: ducttape45

Earthquake in Peru, damn. Got to call my FIL, his family is from there.


21 posted on 12/30/2010 5:49:14 AM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: indylindy

That’s pretty much how it happened here. Watch out now though, Godzilla got loose from his underground prison and Kokomo is being leveled as we text.


22 posted on 12/30/2010 5:56:31 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45
Bush's fault again. Along with gas being over 3 dollars a gallon. When is the press going to tell that jerk in the White House it is his fault the economy is so bad and will get worse due to his oil exploration rules? Coming soon over 4 dollars a gallon gas and It will be Obamma's fault!
23 posted on 12/30/2010 5:59:47 AM PST by Plumberman27
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To: ducttape45

Yep...there was no movement at Guy, Arkansas yesterday. There has been regular rumbling there for quite some time now. Several people are keeping an eye on the New Madrid because this fault could easily produce a MASSIVE amount of damage.


24 posted on 12/30/2010 5:59:55 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: ducttape45

Do you live near Kokomo? Did you hear the boom?


25 posted on 12/30/2010 6:02:29 AM PST by dforest
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To: ducttape45
The shaking lasted maybe 10-20 seconds. Long enough to scare the heck out of me because I knew it was an earthquake and I'm on the top (fourth) floor of a condo building. And long enough to produce a feeling of dizziness and minor nausea.

I'm hoping some others living in the Chicago suburbs will chime in soon to add to the discussion.

Leni

26 posted on 12/30/2010 6:06:00 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

I lived in s. ca for 6 years and been through several earthquakes. They are unnerving. Read up on safety with earthquakes. In CA we had to strap our heater down and hot water heater. Any tall furniture was hooked to the wall. All cabinets had those little child safety locks on them. To keep dishes and what not from flying out and breaking everywhere. One of the problems with earthquakes is, even if it’s not enough to bring a building down. You can end up with glass everywhere. In the middle of the night that can be rather nasty. Have a wrench so you can shut off gas lines to your house. They use to tell you to get into a door jam during an earthquake, now they tell you not to do that. I’m not sure where they tell you to go now. Under a table?


27 posted on 12/30/2010 6:13:58 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: SumProVita

That’s what I’ve read too. I’ve also been keeping an eye on the New Madrid. I think that could be the one to totally change how the continent looks if it erupts in another 8.0 scale quake.


28 posted on 12/30/2010 6:34:14 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: indylindy

Just north of Kokomo, and oh yeah, I heard and felt it.


29 posted on 12/30/2010 6:34:53 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ducttape45

Revised info: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0000x03.php

Mag. 3.8


30 posted on 12/30/2010 6:36:11 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: ducttape45

I agree. The effects would be unprecedented. It would certainly have a devastating effect on our already crippled economy.


31 posted on 12/30/2010 6:36:42 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: ducttape45

Steady. It was just a meth lab exploding in a trailer park outside of Kokomo.


32 posted on 12/30/2010 6:42:28 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: indylindy

I heard the boom in Indy. After the boom, it sounded like a huge gust of wind was shaking the house. I thought the wind had blown one of my doors open. I didn’t find out it was an earthquake until I got to work. Weird.


33 posted on 12/30/2010 6:43:38 AM PST by Jess79
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To: ducttape45

Bet the cows in Indiana don’t give milk today.


34 posted on 12/30/2010 6:57:26 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Yes, I’m sure they were udderly terrified.


35 posted on 12/30/2010 7:27:23 AM PST by EternalVigilance (I'm not a Democrat. I'm not a Republican. I'm a Christian and an American.)
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To: Godzilla; ducttape45
>>>>> "Watch out now though, Godzilla got loose from his underground prison and Kokomo is being leveled as we text." <<<<<

*ping*

36 posted on 12/30/2010 7:29:48 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Kenny Bunk
It was just a meth lab exploding in a trailer park outside of Kokomo.

LMAO

totally missed it here in Hendricks Cty west of Indy

lady called in to tv said her 5 y/o asked if a "giant was shaking our house"

37 posted on 12/30/2010 7:32:47 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: John W

Felt something in Berrein Springs, Michigan (bottom of southwest MI about 15 min from lake Michigan) at 7:50 am. felt like building settle and slight shake for 5 sec.


38 posted on 12/30/2010 7:34:35 AM PST by rose7
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To: John W

I live in W Alexandria OH, 90 miles e of Indianapolis, & I felt a liitle like tremor this morning around 7:30. Is it possible that this was caused by the earthquake?


39 posted on 12/30/2010 7:34:44 AM PST by today6920
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To: ducttape45

Cankles must have landed nearby.


40 posted on 12/30/2010 7:36:02 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ducttape45

Heard the boom and felt it in Noblesville.

I’m from SoCal originally so I guessed 4.0. The quakes out here definitely feel different than California quakes.


41 posted on 12/30/2010 7:36:36 AM PST by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: MsLady

Not under a table - in the space between a sturdy coffee table and a couch would be good. If the roof comes down, that’s likely to be a spot that will leave a void for you.


42 posted on 12/30/2010 7:43:15 AM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: ducttape45

“Watch out now though, Godzilla got loose from his underground prison and Kokomo is being leveled as we text.”

“Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say hes got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Kokomo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Godzilla ga ginza hoomen e mukatte imasu!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!
Daishkyu hinan shite kudasai!

Oh no, they say hes got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Kokomo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7gFlSGXt_k


43 posted on 12/30/2010 7:45:17 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FrogMom

Aren’t most wood frame homes quite robust in earthquakes due to the inherent flexibility of the material?


44 posted on 12/30/2010 7:46:53 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: ducttape45

Thhe house had a minor shake here in Indy.


45 posted on 12/30/2010 7:46:57 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: ducttape45

Did you feel it?

Report shaking and damage at your location. You can also view a map displaying accumulated data from your report and others.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c0000x03/us/index.html

(shows intensity map)


46 posted on 12/30/2010 7:47:34 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: MinuteGal

Was it good for you? :-/


47 posted on 12/30/2010 7:49:02 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird
That kind of "good" I don't need, LOL.

Leni

48 posted on 12/30/2010 7:58:43 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: nascarnation
Caliconstruction:

Cheap balloon framing, lots of braces. Sheathe in 5/8 scheissboard. Wrap in chickenwire, 2 layers, and gun-stucco. (Dammit José, get the cement on the frickin' house, willya?)
Should handle anything up to Richter 15. Screw everything down inside. Ride it out. It's like being in an anchored boat! LA Dude. Bad is Good! Unless you have a ground slide underneath. Then, call insurance and make a trip to the house junkyard.

Yes! In LA they have house junkyards, where you can by a slightly used complete house, even a 10 unit small apartment building, tow it to your lot, and be ready to go in a week! That's how strong this really crappy construction is!

49 posted on 12/30/2010 8:02:08 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (America can survive fools in office. It cannot long survive the fools who elect them.)
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To: MinuteGal
When I was on Guam we would regularly have earthquakes. Being on an island that is actually on top of an extinct volcano (or so they say) might have **something** to do with that.

Anyway, I was sitting at my desk on day and we got a small quake. The keyboard of my computer started dancing across the desk. Another time I was in bed, a water bed, and it started a wave, almost threw me out of bed. Pretty freaky.

50 posted on 12/30/2010 8:08:26 AM PST by ducttape45
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