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Earthquake 4.0 M - OHIO
USGS ^ | 12/31/11 | USGS

Posted on 12/31/2011 12:32:18 PM PST by Keith in Iowa

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: OHIO Geographic coordinates: 41.159N, 80.728W Magnitude: 4.0 M Depth: 2 km Universal Time (UTC): 31 Dec 2011 20:04:58 Time near the Epicenter: 31 Dec 2011 15:04:58 Local standard time in your area: 31 Dec 2011 14:04:58

Location with respect to nearby cities: 0 km (0 miles) SW (229 degrees) of McDonald, OH 1 km (1 miles) ESE (117 degrees) of Hilltop, OH 3 km (2 miles) W (271 degrees) of Girard, OH 67 km (42 miles) E (82 degrees) of Akron, OH 102 km (63 miles) NW (322 degrees) of Pittsburgh, PA

ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS ________________________________ event ID : US c0007f7s


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: earthquake; earthquakeohio
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Shakin' out the old year...
1 posted on 12/31/2011 12:32:29 PM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa

4.0 M - OHIO

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.0 M
Date-Time
  • 31 Dec 2011 20:04:58 UTC
  • 31 Dec 2011 15:04:58 near epicenter
  • 31 Dec 2011 14:04:58 standard time in your timezone
Location 41.159N 80.728W
Depth 2 km
Distances
  • 0 km (0 miles) SW (229 degrees) of McDonald, OH
  • 1 km (1 miles) ESE (117 degrees) of Hilltop, OH
  • 3 km (2 miles) W (271 degrees) of Girard, OH
  • 67 km (42 miles) E (82 degrees) of Akron, OH
  • 102 km (63 miles) NW (322 degrees) of Pittsburgh, PA
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 10.3 km; Vertical 10.2 km
Parameters Nph = 125; Dmin = 65.7 km; Rmss = 1.02 seconds; Gp = 50°
M-type = M; Version = 5
Event ID US c0007f7s

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/

Disclaimer


2 posted on 12/31/2011 12:34:37 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I will be blamed on Fraking.


3 posted on 12/31/2011 12:38:12 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I didn’t feel it. Pretty far north of us.


4 posted on 12/31/2011 12:39:08 PM PST by WVNan (!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

It


5 posted on 12/31/2011 12:39:38 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Probably so. Although NE Ohio has had small quakes of this magnitude every so often over the years. The largest in recent memory hit the same day as the Challenger disaster, back in the day. Cracked a wall in the VA hospital.

No fracking going on then of course.

6 posted on 12/31/2011 12:43:54 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: TheOldLady

Oy!
Did you get quaked?


7 posted on 12/31/2011 12:44:25 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

On Coast To Coast AM last night when they had the predictions for 2012 someone called in who said that the Midwest would have a 5.0 earthquake. Looks like the warm up for that.


8 posted on 12/31/2011 12:44:45 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Now that’s an oddity.


9 posted on 12/31/2011 12:46:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: humblegunner
4.0 that's NOTHING! We in California call that just a touch of flatulence from Gov. Moonbeam and his merry band of Socialists in the legislature...
4's are usually ignored here.
10 posted on 12/31/2011 12:47:14 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

>>>4.0 that’s NOTHING! We in California call that just a touch of flatulence from Gov. Moonbeam and his merry band of Socialists in the legislature...
4’s are usually ignored here.

It may be second nature to you Left-coasters... but it’s not a usual occurrence in Ohio.


11 posted on 12/31/2011 12:50:48 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: WVNan

I didn’t feel it either and I’m just N of there. We had one in 2007 that I felt but it was only like a 3 or 4.


12 posted on 12/31/2011 12:52:21 PM PST by reed13
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To: Keith in Iowa

We had a floor joist in the 2nd floor crack once when I was a kid in Ohio.

I thought it was because there were like 35 people upstairs and some jack ass cut through the 16 “ floor joist during construction to let a water pipe through, which weakened it.

My brother tells me now it was a 3.5 quake.

Pop blamed it on me saying that I had set a rocket off downstairs! LOL

I did, but that, weren’t the problem. I swear it!


13 posted on 12/31/2011 12:54:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BigEdLB

True, but the geographic makeup is different so the waves of a smaller quake in the Midwest can cause just as much or more damage as a larger one in cali - and they tend to travel farther as there aren’t as many zones to break things up.

One of the reasons the Big madrid fault quake around Missouri in the 1800s rang bells in Boston.


14 posted on 12/31/2011 12:54:59 PM PST by reed13
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To: Keith in Iowa

All is calm in SW Ohio. By the way, current Rep. Steve Austria has decided not to run in the primary against Rep. Mike Turner in one of the redistricting battles (new Ohio 10th district).


15 posted on 12/31/2011 1:01:45 PM PST by Faith
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To: Keith in Iowa

16 posted on 12/31/2011 1:10:05 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: mylife
Pop blamed it on me saying that I had set a rocket off downstairs! I did, but

So you using your stink bomb tagline back then too. ;)
17 posted on 12/31/2011 1:28:43 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: John W

What time is 21:00 UTC(?) here in Ohio? It’s about 4:20 now, 16:20,,,, right? What time zone are they using?

I’m smackdab between Cleveland and Akron. Didn’t feel anything.


18 posted on 12/31/2011 1:36:45 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

People living along the midcontinent rift zone should be aware that they DO need to prepare for the possible eventuality of an earthquake. Do not be fearful, just be good boy and girl scouts and be prepared.

See the map from this American Association of Petroleum Geologists article. The culprit seems to be the Gulf of Mexico plate.

Happy New Year, my FRiends.

http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2002/11nov/rift_zone.cfm


19 posted on 12/31/2011 1:58:43 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

and I wish Art was on to comment about it...


20 posted on 12/31/2011 2:09:42 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: hinckley buzzard

That 5.0 Ohio quake was on January 31, 198, three days after the Challenger. It was near the Perry nuke plant. Felt over a dozen or so states and part of Canada.

There actually was liquid injection into deep waste disposal wells.

http://bssa.geoscienceworld.org/content/78/1/188.abstract

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1986_01_31.php

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/geosurvey/earthquakes/860131/860131/tabid/8365/Default.aspx


21 posted on 12/31/2011 2:20:46 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Cool link....

OhioSeis

22 posted on 12/31/2011 2:21:07 PM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: Right Wing Assault

1986


23 posted on 12/31/2011 2:22:38 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BigEdLB

If the 6.8 New Madrid quake of 1895 hit today, it would cause more damage than all of the California quakes since then combined. A lot of people live in that New Madrid red area.

It's not just the magnitude that counts. The area can be much more important. Kind of like a tornado compared to a hurricane.

24 posted on 12/31/2011 2:37:37 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

That’s a scary map...


25 posted on 12/31/2011 2:53:49 PM PST by colinhester
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To: Keith in Iowa

culprit?

http://www.wksu.org/news/story/30335


26 posted on 12/31/2011 3:52:53 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Keith in Iowa

That’ll learn ‘em to vote for Obamao!


27 posted on 12/31/2011 3:55:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Lake County, far ne Ohio and felt nada.


28 posted on 12/31/2011 3:56:17 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Right Wing Assault

Imagine the damage to the Midwest transportation infrastructure, bridges and pipelines especially.


29 posted on 12/31/2011 4:05:06 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Keith in Iowa
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30 posted on 12/31/2011 4:13:32 PM PST by mikrofon (Happy New Year !)
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To: Rebelbase

Memphis would be severely damaged by a big one on the New Madrid fault.


31 posted on 12/31/2011 4:19:29 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Interesting. My animals starting acting up at time of quake. I felt not a thing.


32 posted on 12/31/2011 4:21:41 PM PST by Shyla
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"I’m smackdab between Cleveland and Akron"

Turn blue, you purple knif!


33 posted on 12/31/2011 4:29:08 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: I see my hands

PARMA! OXNARD! Earnie was never missed on my old set.He blew up one of my model cars!


34 posted on 12/31/2011 4:41:11 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Ohio bump


35 posted on 12/31/2011 4:45:00 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Greenwich Mean Time, currently five hours ahead of EST.


36 posted on 12/31/2011 5:12:20 PM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
He blew up one of my model cars!

THAT was a real honor!

I got his autograph on a popcorn box at an Indians game. He threw out the first pitch at a game and then we found him in street clothes one section over from us. I got "Turn Blue!" and my buddy got "Stay Sick!"

Funny thing was that he spelled it "Goulardi" on both of our boxes but most other people put the 'h' in it. Here's a shirt with "Goulardi."


37 posted on 12/31/2011 6:03:29 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh man. I missed that even though I tried to stay awake for the first couple hours.

I didnt feel a thing and I’m about 2 hours south of Akron.


38 posted on 12/31/2011 6:54:46 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: Shyla

OMG.......... now that you mentioned your critters........

I looked out at my hens about that time and saw that 4 of the 6 were standing up against the coop with their heads tucked under their wings.
The other 2 were walking back and forth across their “run”, rapidly.

I thought it was hilarious but now come to think about it, I remember looking at the clock on the stove and IIRC about 4:03 pm.

Maybe that is what those hens were doing ?????? feeling the quake ~?


39 posted on 12/31/2011 6:59:45 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: humblegunner
A 4.0? Didn't notice it. I don't usually feel anything under a 4.5. Remember, I grew up in California and once slept through a thunderstorm accompanied by a 5.0 aftershock.

Thanks for asking, though. [smiles]
40 posted on 12/31/2011 9:26:01 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

To the folks from SOCAL who keep saying, “it’s nothing”: imagine a six inch snowstorm hitting LA. It’s not a big deal here, but the whining from the left coast would be so loud, it would keep the dogs barking all night.

Every region has their thing. We don’t do earthquakes in the Northeast. They scare us.


41 posted on 12/31/2011 9:56:28 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Vermont Lt

There was a deep 7.0 off the coast of Japan about 15 min ago.


42 posted on 12/31/2011 9:58:48 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Vermont Lt
imagine a six inch snowstorm hitting LA.

You don't even need to do that.

They go into full-bore freakout mode over ... rain.

43 posted on 12/31/2011 10:03:36 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Ezekiel; Vermont Lt; AmericanInTokyo

Hey AIT,

Happy New Year!

That rumble was 308 miles from Tokyo. Are you OK?


44 posted on 12/31/2011 10:04:13 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"He blew up one of my model cars!"

I can hear the boast in your post and it's appropriate.

COOL IT WITH THE BOOM BOOMS!


45 posted on 12/31/2011 10:52:06 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Yeah, no. I didn’t say it was nothing, just that I’m used to earthquakes. I do understand that even a 3.0 quake can be worrisome to those who aren’t accustomed to getting shaken, rattled, and rolled two or three times a year.


46 posted on 12/31/2011 11:44:01 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Vermont Lt
They go into full-bore freakout mode over ... rain.

You got that right. It's so true that Disney even made a cartoon about it.

The problem is that the traffic averages 30 MPH, half the cars go 60, and the other half go 0.

47 posted on 12/31/2011 11:49:17 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Vermont Lt
Yeah and beach towns close the entire city down because there might be precipitation at 5AM which then could lead to RAIN,ICE or snow.So they shut down for rain.
48 posted on 01/01/2012 1:13:31 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: thecodont

Yes. Thanks for asking. Boy it was a really vociferous shake, but not up to March 11th 9.0 Magnitude standards we experienced. All clear.


49 posted on 01/01/2012 2:51:46 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (If FR slowly morphs from anti-Romney, via rationalizing, into supporting, as for McCain, FR is over)
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To: Red_Devil 232

It already has. The NoFracking Idiots jumped on it as soon as it happened!! Morons!


50 posted on 01/01/2012 6:29:50 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (What good is an (R) after the Name, when there is a (D) IN the BRAIN???)
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