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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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1 posted on 08/06/2011 10:06:54 PM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

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

Haven’t seen anything on USGS


2 posted on 08/06/2011 10:09:57 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Windflier

Sonic boom maybe? nothing on USGS.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/27.37.-100.-90.php


3 posted on 08/06/2011 10:10:02 PM PDT by omega4179 (Hope for Change)
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To: Windflier
It's your secret decoder imploding in your back pocket Captain America.........Wait. Wait. I gave it again, oh carp........

:-)

4 posted on 08/06/2011 10:12:38 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: omega4179

Sitting right here in Dallas at my computer ... no tremors. This is a pretty inactive area for that; I’m guessing what you felt was something else.


5 posted on 08/06/2011 10:13:27 PM PDT by oilwatcher
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To: Windflier

Neftali Feliz blowing up again.


6 posted on 08/06/2011 10:13:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: omega4179
Sonic boom maybe? nothing on USGS.

Interesting. We didn't hear a boom. I've experienced them many times, and know what they sound like.

There'd have to be some real national emergency for military jets to be breaking the sound barrier over DFW.

Nothing on USGS, huh? I'm baffled. The whole family definitely felt it.

7 posted on 08/06/2011 10:14:55 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’m north of you up near the Red River....felt nothing...did you fart?


8 posted on 08/06/2011 10:15:45 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: Lakeshark

LOL!


9 posted on 08/06/2011 10:16:01 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
We were down in the British Virgin Isles about six years ago, walking on a beach and the entire ground moved underneath us. A strong move, it shook us up big time. We hadn't even been drinking, and we thought the world was coming to an end. It was spooky. We never read anything about the phenomenon.

Luckily there was two of us.......

:-)

10 posted on 08/06/2011 10:16:06 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Windflier

US Credit downgrade.


11 posted on 08/06/2011 10:16:27 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: oilwatcher
This is a pretty inactive area for that; I’m guessing what you felt was something else.

Damn if I know what it was. I'm originally from SoCal, so I'm very familiar with ground movement. Perplexing.

12 posted on 08/06/2011 10:17:25 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: RVN Airplane Driver
I’m north of you up near the Red River....felt nothing...did you fart?

Only when I jumped up from my desk chair! LOL

13 posted on 08/06/2011 10:18:16 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: Lakeshark
Luckily there was two of us...

Little clue....it usually takes two to tango ;-)

14 posted on 08/06/2011 10:19:32 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

You might have been experiencing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoysQe-2HS4


15 posted on 08/06/2011 10:21:29 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Windflier

The earth shook, the angels wept........


16 posted on 08/06/2011 10:22:31 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Windflier

I imagine it’s pretty dry up there where you live, could have been some subsidence kicking in big time in your immediate area.


17 posted on 08/06/2011 10:23:12 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Windflier

Be sure to look under the bed, maybe a big hole developing. I heard of this happening before.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/sinking-feeling-woman-finds-giant-sinkhole-under-her-203620309.html


18 posted on 08/06/2011 10:26:23 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Lakeshark

Scouts honor, I haven’t had a drop of anything tonight (although I just might, now).

Funny thing is, we didn’t hear a sound, so.....I have no idea.

I just checked, and my desk is out of its normal position. And this sucker is heavy, too.


19 posted on 08/06/2011 10:27:03 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
Are there any propane tank farms in or near your municipality?

What you are describing is sounds very much like what we experienced some time ago when a propane tank farm blew up. The site of the explosion was over ten miles from our home. My dad at first thought that someone had driven a car into the side of our house.

20 posted on 08/06/2011 10:27:17 PM PDT by Clive
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To: The Cajun
I imagine it’s pretty dry up there where you live, could have been some subsidence kicking in big time in your immediate area.

That actually makes sense. It's extremely dry here.

21 posted on 08/06/2011 10:28:40 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

Leonard Davis is back from the NFL lockout, that’s all.


22 posted on 08/06/2011 10:29:35 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Windflier
Maybe your home's foundation cracked? Seriously.

There was an article in the Ft. Worth paper within the last week or so about home foundations cracking. Apparently it is a common thing in north Texas at any time, and the recent heat and drought have made it much worse.

23 posted on 08/06/2011 10:30:14 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: Orange1998
Be sure to look under the bed, maybe a big hole developing. I heard of this happening before.

Never heard of a sinkhole developing in this part of the country, but anything's possible, I guess. I just took a walk around outside to inspect, and everything appears normal.

This is a real head scratcher. If it was just me, I'd chalk it up to the effects of working in 106 degree heat all day, but all my kids felt it too.

24 posted on 08/06/2011 10:31:55 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

In the morning look for cracks in your driveway, patio, etc. Could be sudden subsidence as others have speculated.


25 posted on 08/06/2011 10:32:08 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Windflier

The USGS now shows a 2.6 event for the Dallas area.


26 posted on 08/06/2011 10:34:00 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Clive
Are there any propane tank farms in or near your municipality? What you are describing is sounds very much like what we experienced some time ago when a propane tank farm blew up.

Well, I'd have to check the local news about that. There very well could have been some explosion that was too far off for us to hear. And yes, it did feel like something large ran smack into the house.

27 posted on 08/06/2011 10:34:30 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: susannah59
Maybe your home's foundation cracked? Seriously.

North Texas is the broken foundation capital of America. Hard to find one out here that isn't cracked.

Still, that's something worth checking. I'll have a look tomorrow when it's daylight. Thanks.

28 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:17 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: RVN Airplane Driver
I’m north of you up near the Red River....felt nothing...did you fart?

Sure-fire cure:


29 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:27 PM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: HerrBlucher
In the morning look for cracks in your driveway, patio, etc. Could be sudden subsidence as others have speculated.

Will do. Thanks, HB.

30 posted on 08/06/2011 10:38:26 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’m in Plano right now. Didn’t feel anything...


31 posted on 08/06/2011 10:38:44 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: Pox

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/2011phak/us/index.html


32 posted on 08/06/2011 10:39:00 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Windflier

I’m in Fort Worth. Nothing.


33 posted on 08/06/2011 10:39:25 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Windflier

I had beans for lunch. Sorry about that...


34 posted on 08/06/2011 10:39:37 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Windflier

Thunder.


35 posted on 08/06/2011 10:40:02 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Pox; Windflier

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2011phak.php


36 posted on 08/06/2011 10:40:32 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Windflier

We call it an earthquake in CA.


37 posted on 08/06/2011 10:40:32 PM PDT by He'sComingBack!
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To: Pox
The USGS now shows a 2.6 event for the Dallas area.

Aha!

When I first felt it, my first thought was that it felt like about a 3.0 quake. They're so common in SoCal (where I'm from), that you can figure the magnitude pretty closely, after a while.

Thanks for the data. That may be it.

38 posted on 08/06/2011 10:42:47 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: Lakeshark

We hadn’t even been drinking, and we thought the world was coming to an end. It was spooky. We never read anything about the phenomenon.
Luckily there was two of us.......


I have been to the British Virgin Isles and did drink on the beaches while there. And, yes there were two of us and the sand did move under us.


39 posted on 08/06/2011 10:43:03 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Windflier

Magnitude 2.6 - NORTHERN TEXAS
2011 August 07 04:45:30 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2011phak.php


40 posted on 08/06/2011 10:44:13 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: piytar
I’m in Plano right now. Didn’t feel anything...

USGS just reported a 2.6 magnitude shake in Dallas. That's pretty small. You wouldn't feel something that small as far away as Plano.

41 posted on 08/06/2011 10:45:28 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: PeaceBeWithYou
Thunder.

There ain't a cloud in the sky, and we didn't hear anything, either. USGS says that Dallas had a 2.6 seismic event. I'm betting that's what I felt.

42 posted on 08/06/2011 10:47:04 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: He'sComingBack!
We call it an earthquake in CA.

No you don't! I'm from SoCal, and a 2.6 shaker isn't even worth small talk out there.

43 posted on 08/06/2011 10:48:36 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 guess. I just took a walk around outside to inspect, and everything appears normal.

I would advise against that...its dark outside. Wait till sun rises you might find evidence of zombies. I am in Houston and will keep you informed if I see anything from the south. Be careful.

44 posted on 08/06/2011 10:48:55 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Windflier
Sounds like a Holmes Inspection is in order, ay?
45 posted on 08/06/2011 10:49:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: Windflier

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.


46 posted on 08/06/2011 10:49:55 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: Windflier

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! I remember feeling a what I thought was a larger quake, only to find out that is was only a 2.0 but directly under our house!


47 posted on 08/06/2011 10:50:35 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Windflier
A 2.6 isn't even a pimple on Moochelle’s butt...
48 posted on 08/06/2011 10:52:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: Windflier

I thought jolt was a soda drink with lots of caffeine and tremors was a movie that show cased a great game room.


49 posted on 08/06/2011 10:53:09 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: jennychase

Magnitude 2.6

Date-Time

Sunday, August 07, 2011 at 04:45:30 UTC
Saturday, August 06, 2011 at 11:45:30 PM at epicenter

Location 32.764°N, 96.915°W
Depth 0 km (~0 mile) set by location program
Region NORTHERN TEXAS
Distances 11 km (6 miles) WSW of Dallas, Texas
34 km (21 miles) ESE of Watauga, Texas
34 km (21 miles) SW of Plano, Texas
288 km (178 miles) NNE of AUSTIN, Texas

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth fixed by location program

Parameters NST= 9, Nph= 9, Dmin=99.8 km, Rmss=1.08 sec, Gp=155°,

M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=1
Source

USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2011phak


50 posted on 08/06/2011 10:53:57 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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