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Earthquake Off Long Island Coast
Fox ^ | 11/30/2010 | KATHY CARVAJAL

Posted on 11/30/2010 12:39:22 PM PST by FromLori

Edited on 11/30/2010 12:59:39 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The magnitude 3.9 quake was detected about 80 miles south-southeast of Southampton just before 10:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was about 122 miles from New York City. The quake was first reported by the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network ( LCSN ) at Columbia University.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: earthquake; hamptons; longisland

1 posted on 11/30/2010 12:39:28 PM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori

No wonder the telegraph cables have been cut...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1929_Grand_Banks_earthquake

(yes, I know it’s not S,SE of Long Island)


2 posted on 11/30/2010 12:48:22 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: FromLori
Women and minorities hardest hit?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

3 posted on 11/30/2010 12:50:24 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: FromLori
There were widespread reports of shaking across Mass., R.I., N.Y., Conn., and N.J.
Election day reverberations still going strong.
4 posted on 11/30/2010 12:50:28 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: FromLori

A 5 foot wave was spotted off the Hamptons


5 posted on 11/30/2010 12:54:13 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

children at a football game?


6 posted on 11/30/2010 1:00:00 PM PST by SF_Redux
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To: FromLori

Looks like it’s right on the continental shelf. Maybe a big undersea landslide.


7 posted on 11/30/2010 1:08:33 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: FromLori

I am watching my favorite disaster flick 2012 right now.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 1:12:49 PM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Cold Heart

It seems to be about 4 miles deep. Maybe triggering a landslide, but not its cause.


9 posted on 11/30/2010 1:41:14 PM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

I should have been clearer. I was thinking a landslide was the cause of the 5’ observed wave (tsunami).


10 posted on 11/30/2010 1:50:39 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: FromLori

lived here for around 40+ years.....

I felt an earthquake in 1981 or 82...that one was centered in LI Sound...thought it was a big truck shaking the main road a block away...except it took too long to pass.....only later I read that it was a quake....

I did not feel this one.


11 posted on 11/30/2010 2:30:14 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Cold Heart; onedoug
I was thinking a landslide was the cause of the 5’ observed wave (tsunami).

there is also the Hudson canyon that goes from NYC all the way to the continental shelf...there could have been a slide there.

also, the weight of thousands of feet of ice on the coast of the north east during the last ice age is still experiencing spring back, that is felt as quakes.....

12 posted on 11/30/2010 2:36:55 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Vaquero

Good point. Isostatic rebound.

God´s made it well.


13 posted on 11/30/2010 2:45:43 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Cold Heart
the epicenter is at the continental shelf not too far from the Hudson canyon, visible a few miles south and to west.....


14 posted on 11/30/2010 2:57:50 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eye of Unk
"I am watching my favorite disaster flick 2012 right now."

I haven't been able to bring myself to watch that. Is it any good? Like "10.5" or "Dante's Peak?" Inquiring minds want to know...

15 posted on 11/30/2010 3:05:27 PM PST by redhead ( ALASKA: Step out of the bus and into the foodchain...)
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To: FromLori

Bush’s fault


16 posted on 11/30/2010 3:16:35 PM PST by bikerman (Impeachment ! Has a nice ring to it don't you think?)
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To: bikerman

“Bush’s fault”

Nope, CTHULHU! He arises to claim his children in DC.


17 posted on 11/30/2010 3:45:04 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: Vaquero

Interesting.

Will The Big One hit NYC instead of L.A.?


18 posted on 11/30/2010 9:56:28 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: Palladin

here is an interesting factoid.

if the big one hits here under or near Long Island. As the island is made of sand and bedrock is way deep below sea level, the shaking will sift the whole island into the sea.

of course it would take an 8 or more on the ricter scale for this to happen but who knows?


19 posted on 12/01/2010 4:39:39 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: FromLori

Somebody woke up Cloverfield?

20 posted on 12/01/2010 4:54:37 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Vaquero

I felt the one in 1985. It was morning and I was sitting on the floor and remember thinking “what the heck is that?” (I was 15). It was my first and only earthquake I’ve ever felt.


21 posted on 12/01/2010 6:16:05 AM PST by NoGrayZone (This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Jonah Hex

Great movie!


22 posted on 12/01/2010 6:17:52 AM PST by NoGrayZone (This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Vaquero

ACK! That is scary.

Glad I left LI 45 years ago!


23 posted on 12/01/2010 10:59:02 AM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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