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Posted on 04/29/2003 2:05:39 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE

So why is the house shaking... Felt like a long 4-5 earthquake at 5:02


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2003; 29; 29th; 45; alabama; april; atlanta; earthquake; fortpayne; georgia; mentone; tennessee; valleyhead
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Woke my wife up as well....
1 posted on 04/29/2003 2:05:39 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Nothiing on CNN about it...
2 posted on 04/29/2003 2:06:40 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (404 tagline not found)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Earthquake woke up me and my wife - lasted about 30 seconds about 5:00 a.m. - in Lawrenceville.
3 posted on 04/29/2003 2:06:54 AM PDT by error99
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I am in Cumming.....I felt it. At first I thought a tree fell on the hoiuse, but did not hear anything. Everything was moving, even the leaves on the plants.

My second thought was an earthquake, but I did not feel anything, but it must have been. Aren't we on a fault? The Brevard fault, I believe.

(Hope it wasn't the damn breaking....glad I live above it.)
4 posted on 04/29/2003 2:10:19 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/ -- nothing there yet...
5 posted on 04/29/2003 2:10:32 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (404 tagline not found)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I felt it here in Tennessee, for about 2 seconds. I'm on the state line, fairly close to Huntsville, AL.

Was felt right at the top of the hour. Wasn't severe, but certainly noticed. :)

6 posted on 04/29/2003 2:11:06 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered....)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Nothing felt here in Indianapolis, In and nothing yet on any news service.
7 posted on 04/29/2003 2:12:06 AM PDT by Kakaze
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Here in Athens too!
8 posted on 04/29/2003 2:12:16 AM PDT by THEUPMAN (#### comment deleted by moderator)
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To: Keith in Iowa
We are west of Marietta.

Rattled everything, definite long shaking, but not a "violent" motion.
9 posted on 04/29/2003 2:12:52 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I support FR monthly; and ABBCNNBCBS (continue to) Lie!)
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To: THEUPMAN
Felt it here in Cherokee County also. Channel 2 just reporting a quake in Missouri with tremors felt here.
10 posted on 04/29/2003 2:13:23 AM PDT by Ulysses
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Report to USGS: http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/shake/cus/html/unknown_form.html
11 posted on 04/29/2003 2:13:29 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (404 tagline not found)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
woke me up too in Cumming, Heard it coming. that was weird. Channel 2 mentioned it in City, doesn't know what it is. 911 was clogged, I tried to call. was like my washing machine was shaking the house times 10.
12 posted on 04/29/2003 2:13:34 AM PDT by ruppertdog
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
channel 2 is reporting a quake centering in Missouri. We got it up here in North Ga. too.
13 posted on 04/29/2003 2:14:04 AM PDT by kcordell
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To: error99
Is tht close to Brunswick.
14 posted on 04/29/2003 2:14:44 AM PDT by Bella_Bru (For all your tagline needs. Don't delay! Orders shipped overnight.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I felt it at (on my computer clock) exactly 5:00am. Lasted a good ten seconds, everything rattled.

I filed a new earthquake report on USGS just before coming here to check out if any FReepers in Atlanta were awake and on-line...should have known!
15 posted on 04/29/2003 2:15:37 AM PDT by NewLand
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Northwest Ga. woke entire family up. news reports affected east Tennessee, NC, and North GA. 5-6 richter
16 posted on 04/29/2003 2:16:41 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: kcordell
Odd, I'm on the KS side of K.C. and I didn't feel anything. We had some thunder a few hours ago, but that's all.
17 posted on 04/29/2003 2:16:42 AM PDT by hmmmmm
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I live in Doraville. Just woke me up and others in the house. The whole house shook.
18 posted on 04/29/2003 2:17:22 AM PDT by karpach
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I'm in Smyrna and felt it, too. Lasted for about 15 seconds, shook the lamps. I knew there would be a thread about this.
19 posted on 04/29/2003 2:17:23 AM PDT by SuzanneC
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
EarthQuake here in Northeast Alabama Too... This should be breaking News...

All of Tennessee too

20 posted on 04/29/2003 2:17:23 AM PDT by LowOiL ("I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me" -Gen. Patton)
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To: kcordell
Woke me up here in Tennessee between Nashville and chattanooga. Lasted a good 45 seconds. my mom and dad live in missouri near the big fault.
21 posted on 04/29/2003 2:17:32 AM PDT by miner89
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To: LowOiL
Time for someone to post the cute picture of the dog being rattled by an earthquake!
22 posted on 04/29/2003 2:18:53 AM PDT by tictoc (On FreeRepublic, discussion is a contact sport.)
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To: SuzanneC
Well, now it's on all the Atlanta TV stations.
23 posted on 04/29/2003 2:19:11 AM PDT by SuzanneC
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
nothing in NE Tennessee near the Virginia border;
live on a mountaintop which usually is sensitive to local vibration.
hmm....
24 posted on 04/29/2003 2:19:23 AM PDT by philomath (from the state of franklin)
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To: LowOiL; Jim Robinson
BREAKING NEWS PLEASE

This does not happen in the south often

25 posted on 04/29/2003 2:20:08 AM PDT by LowOiL ("I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me" -Gen. Patton)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Is any part of GA on a fault line? I can't recall ever hearing of an earthquake in GA. It must be quite scary for you! I hope it was an anomaly.
26 posted on 04/29/2003 2:20:09 AM PDT by hmmmmm
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To: LowOiL
I bet the caving in the TAG area will be good for a while!
27 posted on 04/29/2003 2:20:16 AM PDT by THEUPMAN (#### comment deleted by moderator)
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To: miner89
Just called my Mom and Dad in Southeast Missouri. Must have not been too bad there because Mom and Dad slept through it.
28 posted on 04/29/2003 2:21:06 AM PDT by miner89
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To: hmmmmm
Fault line runs through the old gold fields of Dalongha (-2 sp) over west-south-west towards the AL state line.
29 posted on 04/29/2003 2:21:53 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I support FR monthly; and ABBCNNBCBS (continue to) Lie!)
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To: SuzanneC
" Well, now it's on all the Atlanta TV stations. "

Not on any major network yet here?

30 posted on 04/29/2003 2:22:16 AM PDT by Kakaze
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To: Bella_Bru
Atlanta suburb.
31 posted on 04/29/2003 2:23:03 AM PDT by error99
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
So, that was an earthquake? I figured it was a train in the distance or something.. LOL But, then, I'm in the western NC mountains probably near the edge of the zone..
32 posted on 04/29/2003 2:24:11 AM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
FYI:

JUST HAD AN EARTHQUAKE

Nothing here in Brunswick- been up since 3:00.


33 posted on 04/29/2003 2:25:27 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
I didn't know there were any gold fields in GA. Yes, I'm a product of the public school system.

Of course there would be a fault line there. Thank you :) for the timely response, especially considering the circumstances!
34 posted on 04/29/2003 2:25:41 AM PDT by hmmmmm
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CNN weather guy just mentioned it - says e-mail them daybreak@cnn.com if you felt it...
35 posted on 04/29/2003 2:25:42 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (404 tagline not found)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Stay safe and keep us updated!!
36 posted on 04/29/2003 2:27:16 AM PDT by Bella_Bru (For all your tagline needs. Don't delay! Orders shipped overnight.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Nothing in Augusta...hope Atlanta falls into giant fissure in the earth.
37 posted on 04/29/2003 2:27:45 AM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: Viet Vet in Augusta GA
hope Atlanta falls into giant fissure in the earth.

Ummm...there are FReepers in Atlanta.

38 posted on 04/29/2003 2:28:53 AM PDT by Bella_Bru (For all your tagline needs. Don't delay! Orders shipped overnight.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
It isn't just you - woke us too.

Here are some SC seismographs - click on the 4/29 dates. They "saw" it.

http://scsn.seis.sc.edu/helicorders/
39 posted on 04/29/2003 2:29:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: Viet Vet in Augusta GA
Gee, and I hope you become radioactive from the Savannah River Plant.
40 posted on 04/29/2003 2:29:32 AM PDT by error99
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To: error99
Certainly shook in Suwanee. The FR reporting system is certainly the best.
41 posted on 04/29/2003 2:29:51 AM PDT by Blueflag
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To: hmmmmm
The North GA gold fields were among the largest in the US .... Pre-1849 at least, but they were worked from the very early 1800's.

You can still go up that area and pan if you like.
42 posted on 04/29/2003 2:29:53 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I support FR monthly; and ABBCNNBCBS (continue to) Lie!)
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To: Viet Vet in Augusta GA
I'm too polite to respond with what immediately came to mind. Just go back to sleep.
43 posted on 04/29/2003 2:29:55 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: FreedomPoster
4/29/03

Rumbling shakes, awakes metro Atlantans

There was a whole lot of shaking going in metro Atlanta this morning.

It was not immediately known whether an earthquake was responsible. One TV report indicated a tremor in southern Missouri, site of the New Madrid fault, but it was unclear at 5:15 a.m. whether its reverberations had reached Georgia.

Residents across Atlanta's northern suburbs were shaken awake by the rumbling sound that may have lasted up to two minutes.

One Woodstock resident reported his house shook and creaked for a couple minutes shortly after 5 a.m. Reports also came in from Cobb County.

An East Cobb resident said, "The whole house shook. I could hear the windows shaking. It lasted about 5-10 seconds."

Three huge earthquakes occurred along the New Madrid fault in 1811 and 1812. Experts estimate that they were of a magnitude of 8.0 or higher on the Richter Scale and were felt over the entire United States outside of the Pacific coast.


44 posted on 04/29/2003 2:30:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Keith in Iowa
It would be nice if it was insignificant enough to merit only a mention from the Weather guy. Considering the number of Freepers it woke up, the Weather guy might be participating in a cover-up :).
45 posted on 04/29/2003 2:30:44 AM PDT by hmmmmm
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To: AntiGuv
I just posted this in breaking news

MAN IT WOKE US UP... THE WHOLE HOUSE .....EVERYTHING WAS SHAKING BACK AND FORTH.... DEEP RUMBLE....THINGS FALLING OFF TABLES....LASTED A FEW SECONDS.....4:55 AM OR SO

WOW !!!

THAT WAS COOL!!!

WOKE WHOLE FAMILY UP!

I'M WIDE AWAKE NOW!



46 posted on 04/29/2003 2:30:44 AM PDT by rebel
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To: miner89
I live in N.W. Kentucky. I am 10 miles from the Indiana border and 30 miles from the Illinois border. I was up when it happened and I felt nothing.
47 posted on 04/29/2003 2:30:55 AM PDT by auggy
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
All the neighbors in our small town met outside in their pajamas (needless to say that does not happen often). Police and alarms in town are going crazy. Wow...

48 posted on 04/29/2003 2:31:21 AM PDT by LowOiL ("I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me" -Gen. Patton)
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To: hmmmmm
CNN talking to someone on the phone now...woman from from Marietta
49 posted on 04/29/2003 2:31:34 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (404 tagline not found)
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To: LowOiL
4/29/03

Rumbling shakes, awakes metro Atlantans


There was a whole lot of shaking going in metro Atlanta this morning.

It was not immediately known whether an earthquake was responsible. One TV report indicated a tremor in southern Missouri, site of the New Madrid fault, but it was unclear at 5:15 a.m. whether its reverberations had reached Georgia.

Residents across Atlanta's northern suburbs were shaken awake by the rumbling sound that may have lasted up to two minutes.

One Woodstock resident reported his house shook and creaked for a couple minutes shortly after 5 a.m. Reports also came in from Cobb County.

An East Cobb resident said, "The whole house shook. I could hear the windows shaking. It lasted about 5-10 seconds."

Three huge earthquakes occurred along the New Madrid fault in 1811 and 1812. Experts estimate that they were of a magnitude of 8.0 or higher on the Richter Scale and were felt over the entire United States outside of the Pacific coast.


50 posted on 04/29/2003 2:32:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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