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Earthquake in NC?

by Bill Osler / October 17, 2006 12:21 PM PDT

Everybody we've talked to lately seems to be worried about the fact that there have apparently been three 'earthquakes' in the Winston-Salem area in the last 18 hours or so.

I can't say that I felt anything at all. Perhaps because they were all less than 3 on the Richter scale (earthquakes that small are usually not felt). My mother is convinced she felt at least one of them. Some of the folks on my son's art museum field trip today thought they felt the one at 5 AM. I'm not convinced.

I remember some minor earthquakes back when we lived in Marin County, CA (Probably in the 3-4 Richter Scale range - I don't remember) but I haven't felt any since my family left California. I hope that doesn't change any time soon.

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(NT) (NT) Said there was a 2.6 quake
by Diana Forum moderator / October 17, 2006 1:16 PM PDT
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One in Vermont too
by James Denison / October 17, 2006 1:37 PM PDT
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Good links, guys.
by drpruner / October 18, 2006 12:04 AM PDT
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The site I use doesn't show below 4.0, which is all that interests me. Of course, 2.0 is disturbing to those in quieter areas.

My wife just left for HI yesterday, and AFAIK she had no trouble getting into HON.

Probably most of you know the strongest (est.) in US history was in the Midwest about 200 yrs ago. The experts say it could act up again.

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Feeling a small quake depends greatly
by Dan McC / October 18, 2006 12:20 AM PDT
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on the size and construction of the structure you're in and the geological conditions of its site.

Dan

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There were multiples down east NC
by Roger NC / October 18, 2006 3:30 AM PDT
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around 2002 to 2004 (sorry, don't really remember timeframe during one summer.

At lot of people at work were talking about it, the evening news was talking about it, and I never really noticed. Of course, at work I was often in areas that there is enough vibration and noise to where I wouldn't notice a lot of vibration anyway.


Roger

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Local evening news reports aftershocks from
by Roger NC / October 18, 2006 1:41 PM PDT
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the ones in Winston-Salem were recorded in Greenville today, a bit over an hour from my house.

Forgot how small, 2 something I think. I never noticed here.

Roger

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