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Earth Tremor In North Texas
Vanity ^ | 29 September 2012 | Windflier

Posted on 09/29/2012 9:10:54 PM PDT by Windflier

Just felt an earth tremor in North Dallas. Shook the whole house.

Anyone else feel it?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dallasearthquake; earthquake; temblor; vanity

1 posted on 09/29/2012 9:10:58 PM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Just felt a second one in Irving, near 161 and hwy 183. Very good jolt!


2 posted on 09/29/2012 9:12:02 PM PDT by unbiasedtruth
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To: Windflier

Yes, felt it here in Coppell


3 posted on 09/29/2012 9:12:25 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Windflier

Yes, felt it here in Coppell


4 posted on 09/29/2012 9:12:27 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Windflier

Just felt it in Southlake.

Definite Earthquake

Maybe a 4


5 posted on 09/29/2012 9:12:30 PM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: Windflier

Sorry, I ate something with too much cheese in it.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 9:12:50 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Windflier

Didn’t feel it in Round Rock, but I have had several St. Arnold’s Octoberfests....


7 posted on 09/29/2012 9:13:29 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Windflier

Nothing in KS


8 posted on 09/29/2012 9:14:37 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: justlurking
Sorry, I ate something with too much cheese in it.

Darn it. Warn somebody next time, would'ya? LOL

9 posted on 09/29/2012 9:16:00 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

Nothing in KS


10 posted on 09/29/2012 9:18:00 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Windflier

I’m further east but just talked to my family in North Dallas...they felt it.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 9:18:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: UNGN

I’m a native Californio, so earth tremors are like an old friend to me. If I had to guess, I’d say what I felt was between a 3 and 4 magnitude.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 9:18:03 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

Yes.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: unbiasedtruth
Just felt a second one in Irving, near 161 and hwy 183. Very good jolt!

You felt two of them? Wow.

14 posted on 09/29/2012 9:19:29 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

Is up on the USGS site: 3.4 Centered 3KM north of Irving


15 posted on 09/29/2012 9:19:49 PM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: Windflier

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000cyc1


16 posted on 09/29/2012 9:19:49 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Windflier

Ya I lived at Ft Ord by Monterey for a few years and the dishes used to rattle alot.

We’re near the New Madrid Fault here but nothing lately- a minor quake about a year ago 30 miles north, that’s all in the 30 years I’ve been here.

Tornadoes are another story.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 9:22:11 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Windflier

You were right on the money. Nice little jolt. Enough to send my cats scurrying!


18 posted on 09/29/2012 9:22:24 PM PDT by unbiasedtruth
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To: UNGN

Is that where the Barnett Shale and fracking are?


19 posted on 09/29/2012 9:22:26 PM PDT by berdie
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To: UNGN
USGS site: 3.4 Centered 3KM north of Irving

Well how 'bout that. Guess I haven't lost the old richter skills after all. I did say that it felt like it was between a 3 and 4 magnitude.

20 posted on 09/29/2012 9:29:09 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: Sleeping Freeper

Thanks for the link, SF.


21 posted on 09/29/2012 9:29:49 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

Always a whole lot of shakin’ going on...

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


22 posted on 09/29/2012 9:30:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

bttt


23 posted on 09/29/2012 9:31:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: unbiasedtruth
Nice little jolt. Enough to send my cats scurrying!

Shoot. You just reminded me. We've got one kitty outside, and she's the spookiest of the bunch. Gotta check on her. Thanks.

24 posted on 09/29/2012 9:31:35 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: bigbob
Always a whole lot of shakin’ going on...

True dat, but hardly ever in Dallas.

25 posted on 09/29/2012 9:35:30 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: Windflier

Rattled my house some. Sounded like objects falling in the garage but nothing fell here at home in Carrollton.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 9:38:31 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Windflier

Just checked on my two cats, both are still under the bed! They’re not cats, they’re furry chickens!


27 posted on 09/29/2012 9:43:24 PM PDT by unbiasedtruth
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To: tflabo
Sounded like objects falling in the garage but nothing fell here at home in Carrollton.

Same here, though I don't think anything fell in the garage or the house. It did get my wife up from her movie. Been a long time since we've felt any sort of tremor.

28 posted on 09/29/2012 9:43:50 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: unbiasedtruth
Just checked on my two cats, both are still under the bed! They’re not cats, they’re furry chickens!

Heh. We found our scaredy cat outside. I think she already forgot about it ;-)

29 posted on 09/29/2012 9:46:04 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: One Name
Ya I lived at Ft Ord by Monterey for a few years and the dishes used to rattle alot.

I was born in Ft. Ord, but I don't ever remember feeling earthquakes until we moved to SoCal. Over the decades I lived there, I got so used to tremors that most of the time I wouldn't even blink.

It's kind of different when you're no longer used to frequent earth movements. That one really got my attention.

30 posted on 09/29/2012 9:50:06 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

Its been a day of a good, long soaking rain here in DFW and been a longtime coming. Wonder if rain getting into the dry ground at deeper levels has been a factor in helping to cause the earth tremor?


31 posted on 09/29/2012 10:03:02 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: UNGN

Son lives in Southlake, a 4 is pretty big for TX isn’t it?


32 posted on 09/29/2012 10:06:25 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: tflabo
Its been a day of a good, long soaking rain here in DFW and been a longtime coming.

Ain't that the truth. I'm a rain gutter contractor, so you know I've been praying for rain :-)

Thank goodness we finally got some (and not just for business sake). We really needed that.

Wonder if rain getting into the dry ground at deeper levels has been a factor in helping to cause the earth tremor?

I highly doubt it. It takes a gargantuan amount of force to shake a whole region like that. Far more than ground penetrating rainwater can exert. The same plate tectonics that move the west coast so much, are responsible for what we felt here tonight. There's just a lot less movement in this part of the country.

33 posted on 09/29/2012 10:13:24 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

Building shook. Son came running out of his office asking if I heard it. Dog was barking at the bathroom door where husband had entered a few moments before the shake. Son and I ran in the bathroom to see if husband was okay. Thoroughly ticked off husband who thought we were making fun of him for gaining weight because I asked if he fell on the toilet when he sat on it. It didn’t help that son asked if he had farted.

Sorry if that was TMI, but it was funny around here for a bit.

Now I read we really DID have an earthquake. LOL

Walnut hill and Harry Hines


34 posted on 09/29/2012 10:20:10 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Windflier

Several years ago I dated a seismoligist.

Although he very often made my eyes glaze over talking about his work, he was pretty interesting. He showed me a map once of faults in the US.

As you said, there is a lot less movement here, but he assured me a bigger “bang” could definetly happen.

I’m hoping he was exaggerating. Our buildings won’t hold up.


35 posted on 09/29/2012 10:23:46 PM PDT by berdie
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To: publana
Sorry if that was TMI, but it was funny around here for a bit.

I hope your hubby doesn't read here .. LOL

When I lived in Southern California, a tremor like this wouldn't even rate a mention. They're that common. Most folks won't even stop what they're doing, unless it's a 5 magnitude or above.

This is the first time I've felt one in the seven years I've lived here.

36 posted on 09/29/2012 10:25:53 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: berdie
As you said, there is a lot less movement here, but he assured me a bigger “bang” could definetly happen.

Your ex-boyfriend was right. One of the biggest quakes this country has ever seen, happened along the New Madrid fault, which runs up the midsection of the US. I believe it happened sometime in the 1800s (someone will post a link). Massive, massive devastation.

When (not if) that thing lets go again, it's going to be like nothing we've ever seen. It's been storing up energy for a very long time now.

37 posted on 09/29/2012 10:30:40 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: berdie

As you said, there is a lot less movement here, but he assured me a bigger “bang” could definetly happen


That isn’t very original. Hope you didn’t fall for it. But if you did, it is not your fault.


38 posted on 09/29/2012 10:31:49 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Windflier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_New_Madrid_earthquake

There were four earthquakes December 16, 1811 2:15 a.m. and then same day at 8:15 a.m. Then January 23, 1812, 9:a.m. and February 7, 1812, 4:45 a.m.

39 posted on 09/29/2012 10:37:42 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Dysart

OMG, I..really..want..to ...respond...but..I’m...laughing so hard I just can’t.

Thanks for the laugh!

(Dang, do you think that’s what he meant??? lol He was a pretty smooth talker so it sure wasn’t my...fault.)


40 posted on 09/29/2012 10:38:36 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Windflier

It’s our second we’ve felt this year. We were camping in a fifth wheel in Hill Country and felt one that was close to Granbury. The only reason we felt it was due to being in the fifth wheel not being very stable without the tripod stabilizer attached to the hitch.


41 posted on 09/29/2012 10:39:42 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Windflier

Too much refritos...


42 posted on 09/29/2012 10:41:16 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Windflier

No more refritos for you...


43 posted on 09/29/2012 10:41:49 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Dysart

Bush’s fault.


44 posted on 09/29/2012 10:43:51 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Tainan; justlurking
Too much refritos...

Hey, justlurking was the guilty one, not me! LOL

45 posted on 09/29/2012 10:54:30 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: Windflier

Heh...its Sunday afternoon here and the wife is cooking cabbage....look for tremors in 4 hrs.


46 posted on 09/30/2012 12:06:39 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Windflier

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


47 posted on 09/30/2012 1:43:34 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Irish Eyes

The Last one we felt was a high 5, but that one was up by Oklahoma City. This one is is the first local one in a while. A few years ago Irving had a bunch of 3’s that actually did damage, but we didn’t feel them in Southlake.

The thought that those earlier quakes weren’t fracking, but were caused by disposing of waste water in the DFW airport gas operations.

I always look at the moon phase if there is an earthquake. Being nearly a full moon probably isn’t a coincidence. You can’t turn off Gravity.


48 posted on 09/30/2012 6:40:59 AM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: Windflier

I am nowhere near Dallas ... so nope I don’t have a clue and I’ve asked my harem if they felt the Earth move and I get the same blank stares ... so as usual I am clueless

TT


49 posted on 09/30/2012 5:02:19 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: TexasTransplant
I’ve asked my harem if they felt the Earth move and I get the same blank stares ...

Hmm....may I suggest Viagra or Cialis? ;-)

50 posted on 09/30/2012 8:44:55 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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