Skip to comments.5.5 Earthquake in Colorado
Posted on 08/23/2011 12:43:31 AM PDT by marsh2
Region: COLORADO Geographic coordinates: 37.137N, 104.671W Magnitude: 5.5 Mw Depth: 4 km Universal Time (UTC): 23 Aug 2011 05:46:19 Time near the Epicenter: 22 Aug 2011 23:46:19 Local standard time in your area: 23 Aug 2011 05:46:19
Location with respect to nearby cities: 5 km (3 miles) W (259 degrees) of Cokedale, CO 13 km (8 miles) W (279 degrees) of Starkville, CO 15 km (9 miles) WSW (255 degrees) of Trinidad, CO 126 km (78 miles) S (182 degrees) of Pueblo, CO 289 km (180 miles) S (175 degrees) of Denver, CO
Because if it was on ANY American news outlet, there would have been a ONE HUNDRED PERCENT chancer that it would be completely false.
Man I felt that one. Cokedale is about 50 miles as the crow flies from me. The whole house shook. The dogs went nuts. My wife thought a bear slammed against the side of the house trying to get in.
Michelle Malkin had tweeted that she felt it a couple hours ago.
Nothing. I don't even believe in the spaces between the words.
If she were my wife, she’d feel the big one quite frequently.
Truer words never spoken, and all that.
Ya know I thought an earthquake rolled through western Missouri a couple hours ago as the hotel shook and the hangers were smacking into one another in the closet which was open Could not have reached all across Kansas could it? Separate event?
that’s a big one for Colorado!
The Yellowstone caldera is waking from its slumber.
For the sake of those in the mid-west, I hope I’m wrong.
The question is really quite easily answered but you have to THINK independently, something Americans accross the board are not able to do.
Obama has clearly violated American law and has illegally used the American military to change regimes in another country.
Why did Obama support the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt?
Why did Obama forgive $Billions of Egyptian debt?
Why does Obama want Egypt to have US Tanks?
Why did Obama DEMAND Israel WITHDRAW to pre-1967 borders and then the Obama regime denied he ever said that?
These questions will all be answered next month when Obama throws Israel under the bus. The UN will vote to force Israel to withdraw and typically the US will vote to block that resolution.
But NOT next month. Maybe you will finally get it when Barry Hussein Obama orders US FORCES to join the UN attack against Israel to force those jews back to their old borders so the Egyptian Muslim brotherhood can start the slaughter of Jews that every every radical Muslim dreams about.
Soon you will have it confirmed to anybody with an IQ even approaching room temperature: Barry Hussein is a radical Muslim plant doing EVERYTHING he can to destroy America and Israel. He has to get re-elected so he can't be too obvious but this guy is not the sharpest knife in the set, he continuously exposes his Muslim roots but Americans are used to having the NY SLIMES tell them exactly what to think.
Did you see the story circulating today that says Libya will be ruled by Sharia law? Obama and his radical Muslim buddies plan that for your neighborhood eventually too. Stay tuned but you probably won't believe it until it's too late. You are, whether conservative or liberal, a brainwashed American, thinking pretty much what MSM tells you to think.
Repeat after the NY TIMES, Obama is a Christian, he is not a radical Muslim, Barry is what his book says he is, pay no attention to your thoughts, THE NY SLIMES controls your thoughts. Pay no attention that all of Barry's past records are sealed. There is nothing to hide.
There have been 8 earthquakes in Colorado in the past 2 days.
MAP 3.2 2011/08/23 09:37:57 37.099 -104.711 5.0 9 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Cokedale, CO
MAP 3.8 2011/08/23 07:17:58 37.099 -104.610 4.8 5 km ( 3 mi) S of Cokedale, CO
MAP 3.2 2011/08/23 07:01:35 37.109 -104.550 5.0 2 km ( 2 mi) WSW of Starkville, CO
MAP 3.5 2011/08/23 06:56:59 37.110 -104.722 5.0 10 km ( 6 mi) WSW of Cokedale, CO
MAP 5.3 2011/08/23 05:46:19 37.070 -104.700 4.0 11 km ( 7 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO
MAP 3.0 2011/08/23 02:48:52 37.056 -104.726 5.0 13 km ( 8 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO
MAP 4.6 2011/08/22 23:30:20 37.050 -104.774 5.0 17 km ( 11 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO
MAP 2.9 2011/08/22 13:52:34 37.094 -104.709 5.0 10 km ( 6 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO
Trinidad, Colorado earthquakes are near the ancient Raton volcanic hotspot
MAP 2.1 2011/08/23 10:40:09 37.556 -105.031 5.0 6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of La Veta, CO
MAP 2.3 2011/08/23 10:29:32 37.149 -104.608 4.7 1 km ( 1 mi) ENE of Cokedale, CO
“A few hotspots are thought to exist below the North American Plate. The most notable hotspots are the Yellowstone (Wyoming), Raton (New Mexico), and Anahim hotspots (British Columbia). These are thought to be caused by a narrow stream of hot mantle convecting up the Earth’s core-mantle boundary called a mantle plume, although some geologists prefer upper-mantle convection as a cause.”
My sincerest thanks for the correction, silverleaf! I knew there were volcanic plumes in the area, but I always thought they were part of a larger caldera associated to Yellowstone.
It seems they are related?
Sure seems to be an awakening cluster in NM
I grew up outside Trinidad near the little Hamlet of Hoehne.
I was at Vermejo Park Ranch @ 7 years ago and fast asleep in one of their cabins when a miniture earthquake hit @ 2am in the morning. It jostled me out of bed and was gone.
I suspect all of the mining for natural gas in the area has created some imbalances????
Good in-depth article
5.5 earthquake hits Trinidad area, Colorado, US
Colorado doesn’t have a whole lot of earthquake activity. There was really no way to monitor scientifically till about 1960. Here is an interesting link on the seismic activity that has happened here thus far...
And according to this - there have been 156 earthquakes in the past 100 years (8.22.1911 - 8.22.2011)
So 10 of those have been in the past 24 hours
Thanks ! I will check out all that info in the next two hours
Yes I suspect the all the fracking going on in the area as the probable cause as well. Too coincidental not to be.
You take care as well, Graneros
For the sake of the future of humanity I hope you are wrong. If the Yellowstone caldera blows we can all say adios.
I was just watching the noon news out of the Springs and they were talking about last night’s 5.6 quake down here. Also mentioned there have been 8 quakes in the last 2 days. Then I switched to Fox and they were all abuzz about a 5.8 quake that just hit the East coast. Maybe Mother Earth is waking up.
well well well
I was just in my first earthquake, here in MD (felt the 5.8 in Virginia)
So that’s what they feel like!
Cellphone service seems to be out to DC, shades of 9-11
PICKET: FNC reports Washington Monument may be tilting from quake jolt
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Richmond, Virginia and felt as far as New York City and New England.
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer saying that a Captiol Hill Police officer says that the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake.
Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out.
Two nuclear reactors have reportedly been taken off line near the epicenter of the earthquake.
According to the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama is vacationing.The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep.
Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
It was centered near Louisa, Va., which is northwest of Richmond and south of Washington.
Obama and many of the nation’s leaders were out of town on August vacation when the quake struck at 1:51 p.m. EDT. The shaking was felt on the Martha’s Vineyard golf course as Obama was just starting a round.
The East Coast gets earthquakes, but usually smaller ones and is less prepared than California or Alaska for shaking.At Reagan National Airport outside Washington, ceiling tiles fell during a few seconds of shaking.
Authorities announced it was an earthquake and all flights were put on hold.
At the Pentagon in northern Virginia, a low rumbling built and built to the point that the building was shaking. People ran into the corridors of the government’s biggest building and as the shaking continued there were shouts of “Evacuate! Evacuate!”
I’ve been watching FNC for an hour and not one mention or one photo shot of the Washington Monument, but plenty of shots of the US Capitol etc