Skip to comments.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?
Yes, felt here in Wabash. 4.2 5 miles SE of Greentown.
* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
* 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
* 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
* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID usc0000x03
The USGS website says yes.
I was just told it was confirmed by the USGS, exactly as you said.
Carmel Fault most likely ~ runs parallel to that big one just to the West called "the Mississippi"!
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!
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.
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.
So you felt it up west of Chicago?
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.
Actually, it felt ME up west of Chicago, LOL.
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.
A TSA earthquake?
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.
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