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Earthquake Central SC, felt from Lexington to Elgin
ElenaM | 2/14/14 | ElenaM

Posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:47 PM PST by ElenaM

I haven't felt an earthquake in decades but just experienced a small one here in SC. My grandparents in Elgin, over 70 miles away, also felt and heard it.

I haven't seen any news about it yet, but it couldn't have been much more than a 3.0.

Two winter storms and an earthquake in less than 10 days. Hmmmm.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: earthquake; fourpointfour; southcarolina

1 posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:47 PM PST by ElenaM
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To: ElenaM

I felt it just west of Augusta GA. Heard it coming. Knew it was an earthquake. Haven’t felt one since I was a kid in California. Still don’t see it on the quake map.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:37:41 PM PST by tazman3
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To: tazman3

4.4 according to usgs.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:35 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: tazman3

It’s here

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000mr27#summary

4.4, 2.9 miles deep


4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:46 PM PST by ElenaM
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To: ElenaM

Just felt it here out in the NE burbs of Columbia. Never experienced one before and didn’t know what to make of it.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:39:17 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: ElenaM

Global warming or Bush’s fault?


6 posted on 02/14/2014 7:39:40 PM PST by doc1019
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To: ElenaM

BREAKING — Preliminary: Moderate quake hits the state of Georgia — Earthquake measured between 4.5 and 5.4

Now THAT is a good shake..we are used to them here in SoCal


7 posted on 02/14/2014 7:41:02 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ElenaM

Felt it here in Charlotte/Ft. Mill area.

Felt like a kick and then about 10 seconds of brief light shaking.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 7:41:21 PM PST by struggle
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To: tazman3

Just felt it here east of Athens GA. It was a good shake.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 7:42:58 PM PST by CFW
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To: ElenaM

4.4 not bad!, not bad at all!

The first earthquake this Californian slept through was in SC...


10 posted on 02/14/2014 7:43:05 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: ElenaM

Yeah. It felt like at least a 4. Not strong enough to knock anything off the shelves. Only lasted a couple seconds.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 7:44:07 PM PST by tazman3
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To: ElenaM

How did Bush do that?


12 posted on 02/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: ElenaM

I think we will now hear from some historians about the New Madrid fault.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 7:48:33 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: ElenaM

Out here inS. California that’s a laugher but get a we bit of rain and we are on storm watch


14 posted on 02/14/2014 7:48:56 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: ElenaM

I felt a slight vibration of my floor at that time. I’m 40 miles west of Chattanooga and immediately thought earthquake, but then dismissed it.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 9:14:36 PM PST by Betty Jane
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To: tazman3
Haven't felt one since I was a kid in California... I forget but I was in 4th or 5th grade I think, in San Fernando valley, around 6:00AM if I remember correctly.
16 posted on 02/14/2014 10:01:41 PM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: Betty Jane

I heard they felt it all over TN, oh wait... that was the VW UAW vote(sorry I just could not resist!)


17 posted on 02/14/2014 10:05:50 PM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: GizzyGirl

I felt a relatively small one in Missouri. It was over before I realised what is was. There was a helicopter flying overhead, and at first I thought that had something to do with it. Had never really felt one before.

All the ceiling tiles in the basement rattled and moved, but nothing really fell, and there was no damage anywhere on our property.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 10:12:08 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: ElenaM

I think you nailed it.

How much does 3 inches of ice weigh when it covers about 2000 square miles.

The answer is a lot.

This comes in an area that rarely has snow/ice cover persisting for any appreciable length of time.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 10:37:28 PM PST by staytrue
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To: null and void

The first earthquake this Californian slept through was in SC...


Same for this EX-Californian. The ‘89 Loma Prieta quake was the interesting one for me. It rocked San Jose good.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 3:17:36 AM PST by bytesmith
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To: ElenaM

The is a small, but serious, earthquake fault line in Charleston. It more or less runs along the line of Charleston harbor and the Cooper River. It this an extension of that fault line or a previously unknown fault?


21 posted on 02/15/2014 5:41:54 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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I don’t think this is the Charleston fault line but I’m not 100% certain on that. The largest quake in this area according to the USGS was a 5.something and the fault in Charleston obviously has had larger quakes.

The USGS says the state’s geology office has the info on the specific fault line for last night’s quake. Given that the quake occurred near the Savannah River nuclear plant I’m sure the fault is known to those who follow such things, but the identity isn’t widely known to the population.


22 posted on 02/15/2014 5:48:14 AM PST by ElenaM
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To: ElenaM

Thanks. My father, who lived outside Charleston, always had earthquake insurance. Only a matter of time.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 6:30:06 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: bytesmith

I was in Beautiful Beaufort for a quake in the early 60’s. I slept through it. I’ve also slept through hurricanes.


24 posted on 02/15/2014 6:56:55 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: GizzyGirl

That would be the Sylmar quake, 1971. It was a 6.6. I almost slept through that one as well, but it was right at my normal wake up time. I was in the City of Orange, dreamed I drove my car off the road and that’s why everything was shaking!


25 posted on 02/15/2014 7:02:13 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

I was reminded of this bit from the Anamaniacs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGiueFRyKV8


26 posted on 02/15/2014 6:04:42 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: wally_bert

Ah, the Northridge ‘quake.

I had a cousin sleep through it, one mile from the epicenter, in the top bunk.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 6:38:45 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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