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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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