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Earthquake - 3.0 M - ALABAMA
USGS Email | 9/13/11 | USGS

Posted on 09/13/2011 4:27:47 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa

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3.0 M - ALABAMA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.0 M
Date-Time
  • 13 Sep 2011 22:59:23 UTC
  • 13 Sep 2011 17:59:23 near epicenter
  • 13 Sep 2011 16:59:23 standard time in your timezone
Location 33.591N 86.671W
Depth 5 km
Distances
  • 5 km (3 miles) S (171 degrees) of Center Point, AL
  • 7 km (4 miles) NNE (13 degrees) of Irondale, AL
  • 7 km (4 miles) SSW (206 degrees) of Grayson Valley, AL
  • 15 km (9 miles) ENE (61 degrees) of Birmingham, AL
  • 514 km (320 miles) NE (38 degrees) of New Orleans, LA
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.0 km; Vertical 2.1 km
Parameters Nph = 12; Dmin = 69.0 km; Rmss = 0.71 seconds; Gp = 93°
M-type = M; Version = 6
Event ID US c0005u19

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabamaearthquake; earthquake; quake
Alabama gets a shaker... not a usual place for that kind of thing...
1 posted on 09/13/2011 4:27:49 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa

Significance? 3.0 Isn’t big enough to feel.


2 posted on 09/13/2011 4:29:48 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: Keith in Iowa

Never heard of an earthquake in Alabama before this.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 4:29:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Keith in Iowa

That was just me falling out of bed


4 posted on 09/13/2011 4:30:40 PM PDT by Hillary's Folly (Imagine there's no Hillary. It's easy if you try.)
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To: IamCenny

>>>Significance?

Location, location, location.


5 posted on 09/13/2011 4:31:34 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: IamCenny

>>Significance? 3.0 Isn’t big enough to feel.<<

Trust me, many are still crying about the ground moving.

Non earthquake zone people freak out easily about these things...


6 posted on 09/13/2011 4:32:41 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: Keith in Iowa

So what? Lots of unusual things are happening, are you surprised?


7 posted on 09/13/2011 4:33:17 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: Sacajaweau
"Never heard of an earthquake in Alabama before this."

I grew up in the heart of the "Heart of Dixie", and I was never aware of a single earthquake.

8 posted on 09/13/2011 4:33:52 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I get a 3.0 temblor here every time a pickup truck hits the speedbump in the street out front...


9 posted on 09/13/2011 4:35:33 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Shoot, we generated a bigger shock than that last Saturday in Jordan-Hare! War Eagle!

Didn’t feel a thing here on the Plains.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 4:35:54 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Keith in Iowa

Also, a 3.0 is insignificant , even if it happens where earthquakes are unusual, not even news worthy.


11 posted on 09/13/2011 4:37:20 PM PDT by IamCenny
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To: Hillary's Folly

lol


12 posted on 09/13/2011 4:38:06 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Jemian

Peace, Love and War Eagles! What a year so far!


13 posted on 09/13/2011 4:40:20 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; All

NCAA investigators arrived at Alabama and Auburn campuses this afternoon...


14 posted on 09/13/2011 4:41:36 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; All

NCAA investigators arrived at Alabama and Auburn campuses this afternoon...


15 posted on 09/13/2011 4:41:48 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Friends have told me of 10” rain last week due to TS Lee (possibly a hurricane at the time?) with flood damage and power outages. Now an earthquake!


16 posted on 09/13/2011 4:46:06 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Cardiac Tigers! Don’t you just long for a boring score like we saw in the Sullivan-to-Beasley era? With a PAT kicked by Rat Riley? I could use a boring game like that now.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 4:57:48 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: ken5050

Dream on! War Eagle!


18 posted on 09/13/2011 4:59:48 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Keith in Iowa

More than likely from all the coal bed methane production in the area. They have them as well in southern Colorado for the same reason. Some liberals will find the right lawyer and sue for emotional stress.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 5:07:20 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Keith in Iowa

Madrid fault acting up??


20 posted on 09/13/2011 5:28:44 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Sacajaweau
...Never heard of an earthquake in Alabama before this....

Historical Earthquakes in Alabama

21 posted on 09/13/2011 5:32:14 PM PDT by FReepaholic (I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Quakes have been happening in AL...for many years.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 5:33:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: FReepaholic

Earthquakes happen all the time in LA - Lower Alabama , but that is usually my belly growling.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 5:52:15 PM PDT by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

It was pretty bad. Almost knocked my trailer off the blocks.


24 posted on 09/13/2011 5:54:04 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Keith in Iowa

That’s a nice little jolt...just enough to make you say “What was that?”


25 posted on 09/13/2011 5:55:30 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Are you gonna fish or cut bait?)
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To: FReepaholic

Thanks for the info...


26 posted on 09/13/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: FReepaholic

If you follow the line of the Appalachians, it points right at Birmingham.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 8:48:36 PM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: Jemian
Ahhhh yes, the days of Sullivan/Beasley were most cool!! My going to Auburn home games was in the mid and late 70's, but I remember being so proud of Pat Sullivan earlier than that!

Me? I like heart attack games. My fave was the 17-16 win in 1973(?). My mom and dad went to the game and I stayed home and listened on the radio. What a game, and I had over an hour to decorate the front door in blue and orange pom poms before dad got home.

Funny, if you'll excuse a little reminiscing on my part, ... I can remember the very day that I became an Auburn fan. My dad and one of my uncles were listening to a Bama game on the radio, back when Joe Willie was quarterback, and I had never seen my dad so animated over sports. I was a little kid of 6 or 7, but that didn't stop me from wanting to get under my dad's skin. Our relationship of picking on one another always seemed to exist :)

Dad was cheering on Bama and as I strolled through the living room I calmly stated that I was for Auburn and kept on going.

Fightin' words in our home, I assure you. My parents drove crimson vehicles, my mom's always had a white landau top. We always had a dog named Bear. My dad had a man cave with Bama memorabilia before we knew what a man cave was! The chair in his office at work was upholstered in hounds tooth cloth.

Well, the rivalry continued and grew over the years, even after I finished school and moved to Texas. We'd bet silly stuff like if he won the Iron Bowl, I would have to wear a pair of Bama socks to work for a week. Not so bad except I wore nice suits and stylish shoes to work and was in the courthouse several times a day. The socks were hilarious!

Dad's gone and I miss those silly bets. I thank you for taking me back for a few minutes and I appreciate you reading all of it (if you ever got this far - ha!). And I still have a dog named Bear. Dad would have liked that.

28 posted on 09/13/2011 9:54:49 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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