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dirk digler
05-18-2005, 04:09 PM
:banghead:

Damn I didn't even feel it. It started about 10 miles from where I live. Did anyone else feel it?

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsUS/Quakes/usyfb6.htm

Recent Earthquake Activity in the USA



Magnitude 3.3 - MISSOURI
2005 May 18 19:59:42 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver


A minor earthquake occurred at 19:59:42 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. The magnitude 3.3 event has been located in MISSOURI. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Small globe showing earthquake

Small map showing earthquake


Magnitude 3.3
Date-Time Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 19:59:42 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 2:59:42 PM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 38.409N, 93.990W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Region MISSOURI
Distances 6 km (4 miles) S (171) from Urich, MO
6 km (4 miles) WSW (239) from Hartwell, MO
12 km (8 miles) SE (143) from Creighton, MO
45 km (28 miles) SSW (209) from Warrensburg, MO
83 km (52 miles) SSE (154) from Independence, MO
327 km (203 miles) W (267) from St. Louis, MO

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.1 km (9.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst= 8, Nph= 8, Dmin=240.3 km, Rmss=0.52 sec, Gp=169,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (MLg), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usyfb6

beer bacon
05-18-2005, 04:12 PM
It was just an aftershock from Bartee's interception.

HC_Chief
05-18-2005, 04:13 PM
It was just an aftershock from Bartee's interception.

hehe, rep

ct
05-18-2005, 04:15 PM
It was just an aftershock from Bartee's interception.


ROFL :clap:

That's great stuff!! REP!

4th and Long
05-18-2005, 04:28 PM
I didnt feel chit.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsUS/Maps/US2/37.39.-95.-93.gif

dirk digler
05-18-2005, 04:34 PM
I didnt feel chit.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsUS/Maps/US2/37.39.-95.-93.gif

Me either which pisses me off. That is a once in a lifetime opportunity except if you live in CA.

BIG_DADDY
05-18-2005, 04:39 PM
That's not an earthquake. ROFL

Skip Towne
05-18-2005, 04:41 PM
Did the earth open up and swallow anything? Like Columbia?

dirk digler
05-18-2005, 04:42 PM
That's not an earthquake. ROFL

Hey don't laugh at us this is big earthquake here in Misery.

tk13
05-18-2005, 04:42 PM
Me either which pisses me off. That is a once in a lifetime opportunity except if you live in CA.
Don't worry, when the New Madrid rips off an 8.5 and swallows us all whole you'll be wishing you lived in California. :)

Rain Man
05-18-2005, 04:44 PM
Is the Mississippi flowing backwards?

Oregon chief
05-18-2005, 04:44 PM
a 3.3 you almost have to be waiting for it to feel it

ChiTown
05-18-2005, 04:46 PM
That's not an earthquake. ROFL

It's a loud fart......

4th and Long
05-18-2005, 04:49 PM
Don't worry, when the New Madrid rips off an 8.5 and swallows us all whole you'll be wishing you lived in California. :)
Reason #4,258 not to live on the east side of the state. :D
http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2001/march14/gifs/NMSZBig_200.gif

Bearcat
05-18-2005, 04:49 PM
Did the earth open up and swallow anything? Like Columbia?


lol... the first thing I thought was: Next time the title should read "We just had an earthquake in Missouri that didn't cause the earth to open up and swallow St. Louis." ....don't want to get people's hopes up.

dirk digler
05-18-2005, 04:52 PM
Don't worry, when the New Madrid rips off an 8.5 and swallows us all whole you'll be wishing you lived in California. :)

We are all going to die someday.

The New Madrid Seismic zone lies within the central Mississippi Valley, extending from northeast Arkansas, through southeast Missouri, western Tennessee, western Kentucky to southern Illinois. Historically, this area has been the site of some of the largest earthquakes in North America. Between 1811 and 1812, 4 catastrophic earthquakes, with magnitude estimates greater than 7.0, occurred during a 3-month period. Hundreds of aftershocks followed over a period of several years. The largest earthquakes to have occurred since then were on January 4, 1843 and October 31, 1895 with magnitude estimates of 6.0 and 6.2 respectively. In addition to these events, seven events of magnitude >= 5.0 have occurred in the area. Instruments were installed in and around this area in 1974 to closely monitor seismic activity. Since then, more than 4000 earthquakes have been located, most of which are too small to be felt. On average one earthquake per year will be large enough to be felt in the area.

The New Madrid seismic zone is so named because the town of New Madrid, Missouri was the closest settlement to the epicenters of the 1811-1812 quakes. At that time, St. Louis and other major cities in the central U.S. were sparsely settled. At least 3 of the series of earthquakes were felt throughout much of the U.S. and as far away as Quebec. The potential for the recurrence of such earthquakes and their impact today on densely populated cities in and around the seismic zone, has generated much research devoted to understanding earthquakes. By closely monitoring the earthquake activity, scientists can hope to understand their causes, recurrence rates, ground motion and disaster mitigation. The probability for an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 or greater is significant in the near future, with a 50% chance by the year 2000 and a 90% chance by the year 2040. A quake with a magnitude equal to that of the 1811- 1812 quakes could result in great loss of life and property damage in the billions of dollars. Scientists believe we could be overdue for a large earthquake and through research and public awareness may be able to prevent such losses.

bogie
05-18-2005, 05:01 PM
First comes earthquakes then the gays. NTTAWWT