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Quake: 3.9 Mw - MISSOURI
USGS Email ^ | 6/7/11 | USGS

Posted on 06/07/2011 8:05:34 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa

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3.9 Mw - MISSOURI

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.9 Mw
Date-Time
  • 7 Jun 2011 08:10:34 UTC
  • 7 Jun 2011 03:10:34 near epicenter
  • 7 Jun 2011 02:10:34 standard time in your timezone
Location 38.121N 90.933W
Depth 5 km
Distances
  • 18 km (11 miles) SE (137 degrees) of Miramiguoa Park, MO
  • 23 km (14 miles) ESE (116 degrees) of Sullivan, MO
  • 24 km (15 miles) NNW (327 degrees) of Potosi, MO
  • 82 km (51 miles) SW (227 degrees) of St. Louis, MO
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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: quake
Northern fringe of the New Madrid area???
1 posted on 06/07/2011 8:05:37 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa

Just now? Didn’t feel a thing. (south central mo.)


2 posted on 06/07/2011 8:10:47 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 8:12:38 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: ozark hilljilly

0210 this morning...


4 posted on 06/07/2011 8:13:40 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I think that’s a fair distance from the New Madrid zone.


5 posted on 06/07/2011 8:13:46 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: WKUHilltopper

http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_c00041ic_l.html


6 posted on 06/07/2011 8:15:07 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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?


7 posted on 06/07/2011 8:15:31 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Keith in Iowa
The New Madrid zone is down around the MO Bootheel. This is a fair distance away from there:


8 posted on 06/07/2011 8:15:42 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Keith in Iowa

9 posted on 06/07/2011 8:17:21 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: EyeGuy

>>>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.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 8:18:07 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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. ;)


11 posted on 06/07/2011 8:18:44 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: dirtboy

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.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 8:19:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: dirtboy

>>>The New Madrid zone is down around the MO Bootheel. This is a fair distance away from there

Close enough.


13 posted on 06/07/2011 8:20:39 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Not sure if it is part of New Madrid fault.

But, that area is very rural — small towns 20 miles apart, etc.


14 posted on 06/07/2011 8:22:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Keith in Iowa
Not close enough. That region is an old mountain range, lots of old faults in those.

New Madrid is a failed rift much futher to the south.

15 posted on 06/07/2011 8:23:58 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Keith in Iowa
New Madrid Maps


16 posted on 06/07/2011 8:28:05 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

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.


17 posted on 06/07/2011 8:31:18 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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>


18 posted on 06/07/2011 8:33:55 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Keith in Iowa

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


19 posted on 06/07/2011 8:47:48 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: dirtboy

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?


20 posted on 06/07/2011 8:49:30 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

I’m over in Philly. We had a whopping 1.9 a couple of weeks ago that made national news. Talk about silly.


21 posted on 06/07/2011 8:52:09 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Keith in Iowa

Thank you


22 posted on 06/07/2011 9:37:18 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
There has been some talk among experts re:the dynamiting of the levee along the Miss. River near New Madrid. Some feared the flow of massive amounts of water (water weight) on top of the fault line could trigger an earthquake.

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...

23 posted on 06/07/2011 10:52:09 AM PDT by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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?


24 posted on 06/07/2011 12:02:08 PM PDT by Wuli
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