Skip to comments.Quake: 3.9 Mw - MISSOURI
Posted on 06/07/2011 8:05:34 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 10.7 km; Vertical 3.0 km|
|Parameters|| Nph = 187; Dmin = 83.5 km; Rmss = 1.49 seconds; Gp = 18°
M-type = Mw; Version = A
|Event ID||US c00041ic ***This event has been revised.|
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Just now? Didn’t feel a thing. (south central mo.)
Is this one near New Madrid? As a kid, I grew up in the western part of KY—about 150 miles straight line from it. We had tremors all the time. Very common.
0210 this morning...
I think that’s a fair distance from the New Madrid zone.
This one gently rattled the debris on my nightstand. Still, there was no mistaking that it HAD to be a quake, even in the middle of the night.
(SW St. Louis county).
So this is how death will begin when the New Madrid Fault finally cracks wide open?
>>>So this is how death will begin when the New Madrid Fault finally cracks wide open?
Death rattle... if the New Madrid goes, life as we know it will be over.
OK,Didn’t catch that part. Still didn’t feel anything, I was awake then, but being a California expatriate, it’d have to be a 5.6 for me to even notice. ;)
I tend to lean toward the theory that there may never be another “big one” on the New Madrid fault. Some geologists theorize that past large eartquakes were the result of crustal rebound after the retreat of the glaciers in the north.
Apparently there is evidence of super quakes in the midwest that seem to follow the retreat of the ice sheets.
Just a theory.
>>>The New Madrid zone is down around the MO Bootheel. This is a fair distance away from there
Not sure if it is part of New Madrid fault.
But, that area is very rural — small towns 20 miles apart, etc.
New Madrid is a failed rift much futher to the south.
If seismic activity is a release of stress, and if every action has an equal and opposite reaction, its within the realm of plausibility that stress could be increased in the New Madrid region as a result of this activity.
You are grossly overanalyzing this. A 3.9 is a fairly minor earthquake, and this was a good distance away from the NM zone. If you look at maps, there have been minor earthquakes peppered about the region to the NW of the zone for some time, as is the norm throughout much of the US>
Aw, you had one of them cute little baby quakes. How sweet.
This is a typical day around Japan. I miss the 6.0+ quakes because we usually
don’t even feel these little ones.
MAG UTC DATE-TIMEy/m/d h:m:s LATdeg LONdeg DEPTHkm Region
MAP 4.7 2011/06/07 03:52:31 40.310 143.328 25.6 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.8 2011/06/07 01:06:42 36.970 142.044 44.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/06/06 20:10:27 37.755 141.494 45.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/06/06 18:52:25 37.560 143.659 51.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.7 2011/06/06 07:50:20 36.318 142.609 20.1 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.8 2011/06/06 03:00:06 38.364 142.153 33.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.8 2011/06/06 00:46:48 39.923 142.977 44.6 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.8 2011/06/04 21:14:09 35.771 141.238 45.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.6 2011/06/04 11:01:35 43.609 144.579 144.1 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/04 03:37:17 38.400 141.193 79.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.6 2011/06/03 16:00:16 37.065 140.947 24.5 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/06/03 01:33:24 35.928 140.128 35.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 6.3 2011/06/03 00:05:03 37.294 143.912 31.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/06/02 14:37:52 37.472 142.703 35.3 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.6 2011/06/02 05:47:56 36.841 140.538 42.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.7 2011/06/02 02:33:49 36.922 138.677 22.7 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.7 2011/06/01 16:39:31 41.815 142.224 65.7 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
MAP 4.5 2011/06/01 08:18:21 35.335 140.615 25.1 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.8 2011/06/01 06:44:35 40.409 143.255 32.0 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.6 2011/06/01 04:00:08 36.885 141.615 35.2 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/06/01 03:14:15 39.784 143.451 30.4 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.7 2011/05/31 23:53:59 38.597 142.175 59.6 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/05/31 16:26:12 40.246 143.199 38.8 OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Neat. I didn’t know the last biggie was that long ago. You’re about ready to pop too. How many of the little ones do you usually get every week?
I’m over in Philly. We had a whopping 1.9 a couple of weeks ago that made national news. Talk about silly.
Other experts have warned of a possible connection between "fracking" and all the quakes near Guy, AR.
True? False? Only time will tell, and even if/when it happens, who could possibly claim with certainty what caused it?
I do know this much, Joplin, MO was a "fall-back" or casualty evac point in the event New Madrid shakes violently. Now they are using MASH type facilities for a hospital. This scratches one level two trauma center. Never a good thing...
And the water level in the Mississippi and the Missouri are what, at this time? I wonder.
I remember reading stories of the worst “New Madrid” quake in modern memory; about how the ‘drop’ in the quake zone at the time was so much that the Mississippi flowed north for awhile. Or maybe that was a fictional account?