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Apr 5, 2024 - 7:38:30 AM
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O.D.

USA

3862 posts since 10/29/2003

I believe we just experienced an earth quake here in the Lower Hudson Valley
Sounded like a freight train, or severe thunder
Shook the whole house,windows rattling etc.
Lasted maybe 20 seconds or so
WOW

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Apr 5, 2024 - 7:51:57 AM

Owen

Canada

15045 posts since 6/5/2011
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...This appeared on my Facebook a few minutes back ... comments saying it was felt in NYC and Boston: 

Edited by - Owen on 04/05/2024 07:52:46

Apr 5, 2024 - 8:04:12 AM

O.D.

USA

3862 posts since 10/29/2003

New experience here
Been in the area 66+ yrs

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Apr 5, 2024 - 8:11 AM
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41144 posts since 3/5/2008

I didn't ..Dew'it...!

Apr 5, 2024 - 8:16:59 AM

41144 posts since 3/5/2008

I have drilled into..hugely seperated layers or shelves of ledge..here in ct..
Essex ct...pawckatuck area as well as Salem ct..

There are more but thos are the ..Bigguns that i have found..

I have been told that the water ways under ground in hoarse pond in Salem ct are connected all the way to R.I. ...

They are gonna ..shift...some day..

Apr 5, 2024 - 8:23:49 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30115 posts since 8/3/2003

We've had a few near where I live. Most have been mild ones and about the only thing I felt is my lounge/rocker moving a little. Others, closer to the center have had a few cracks in the ceiling and/or walls, but no significant/expensive damage.

I must admit it's rather frightening when something moves that isn't supposed to do so.

Apr 5, 2024 - 11:26:46 AM

785 posts since 11/9/2021

I felt it here on the Isle of Long in NY. No big deal. Lil shakeyness was all.

Apr 5, 2024 - 2:48:20 PM
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Owen

Canada

15045 posts since 6/5/2011
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Okay youse guys ... to borrow from Mike Gregory ... everybody grab yer banjos and play/sing along to that old bluegrass standard:

 

Apr 5, 2024 - 3:35:25 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

12036 posts since 6/29/2003

quote:
Originally posted by O.D.

I believe we just experienced an earth quake here in the Lower Hudson Valley
Sounded like a freight train, or severe thunder
Shook the whole house,windows rattling etc.
Lasted maybe 20 seconds or so
WOW

E


In February 2011, there was a 6.2 earthquake that hit the southern city of Christchurch New Zealand. The city was built with beautiful English architecture with many brick buildings. I lived there for 2 years in the early 80's. The region had up to that time, never experienced an earthquake so they were totally unprepared. As a result, 185 people lost their lives and many, many of the old buildings just collapsed like a house of cards. It has taken decades to rebuild. 

Apr 5, 2024 - 4:35:33 PM

O.D.

USA

3862 posts since 10/29/2003

Wayne^^
Same here totally,unprepared.
Previous equivalent earth quake was over 100+ yrs ago.

Had a 4.0 after shock just now at 6:00 P.M.

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Apr 5, 2024 - 4:55:44 PM
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rcc56

USA

5098 posts since 2/20/2016

We had a quake of similar magnitude shake us back in 2003, centered about 30 miles south of my home.
It hit at 5 am, and shook us pretty good. The cat woke me up two minutes before the quake started. She knew it was coming. Funny, that.

Holy cow is right.  It lasted a half a minute or more, and took me a few seconds to figure out what was going on.

It was the strongest quake ever recorded in the immediate area, and it cracked the stone foundation of my front porch. People closer to the center had stuff knocked stuff off the shelves, and a bit more minor home damage.

But the mis-named Fort Payne quake [actually, it was centered under Mentone, AL] didn't make the national news. I suspect that's cuz we're just a bunch of local yokel hillbilly folks 'round here and we ain't that important.

Perhaps the biggest quake in US recorded history was a series of 4 large quakes near Memphis TN called the New Madrid Quake, which occurred from mid December 1811 to early February 1812, with magnitudes of 7.2 to 8.6 [!!!]. The 8.6 quake destroyed the town of New Madrid MO and created a lake that is presently 15,000 acres [25 square miles]. According to the Tennessee Parks Service, the quakes "caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, creating Reelfoot Lake."  A place I ought to go visit . . .

Edited by - rcc56 on 04/05/2024 17:13:53

Apr 5, 2024 - 5:20:28 PM

chuckv97

Canada

72029 posts since 10/5/2013

“The cat woke me up two minutes before the quake started. She knew it was coming. Funny, that.”
As an aside, animals are uncanny that way. I knew an old farmer who had an old dog,, the farmer became ill and went to the hospital 40 miles away. When he died his dog back at the farm howled and whined all day.

Apr 5, 2024 - 5:20:55 PM

Paulf

Australia

3569 posts since 2/1/2012

quote:
Originally posted by banjonz
quote:
Originally posted by O.D.

I believe we just experienced an earth quake here in the Lower Hudson Valley
Sounded like a freight train, or severe thunder
Shook the whole house,windows rattling etc.
Lasted maybe 20 seconds or so
WOW

E


In February 2011, there was a 6.2 earthquake that hit the southern city of Christchurch New Zealand. The city was built with beautiful English architecture with many brick buildings. I lived there for 2 years in the early 80's. The region had up to that time, never experienced an earthquake so they were totally unprepared. As a result, 185 people lost their lives and many, many of the old buildings just collapsed like a house of cards. It has taken decades to rebuild. 


Remember that well.  I lived in Christchurch for about a year from mid 96 and loved it.  Beautiful and amazing city.

Paul

Apr 5, 2024 - 5:49:38 PM

O.D.

USA

3862 posts since 10/29/2003

Interesting you say that about your cat rcc
My dog hid behind a chair seconds before the 4.0 after shock tonight.

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Apr 5, 2024 - 6:50:22 PM

donc

Canada

7442 posts since 2/9/2010

We live in a high risk quake area. The last big one was in 1946. All they can tell us it that the next one is within 200 years. The China cabinet is 7 feet high and it is anchored with a piece of heavy wire to a wall stud. All the houses here have been built under quake standards since 1962. Nothing is guaranteed. If you want earthquake insurance for an extra $2000 per year it comes with a $146,000 deductible. No longer within this budget.

Apr 6, 2024 - 6:32:05 AM

62081 posts since 12/14/2005

There are places where you can buy an existing house for around $146,000.
So, that annual rate, with that deductible is not that attractive.

Apr 6, 2024 - 3:11:43 PM
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62081 posts since 12/14/2005

Holy CARP!

By sheer coincidence, I just received an offer from

KISMET HOME BUYERS

615 S. 8Th Street

Suite 310

Sheboygan WI 53081

to buy MY home for $149,000

(If I saw this as part of a plot on a TV comedy, I would laugh at the imagination of the writers, to have the numbers so close.)

Apr 7, 2024 - 11:07:46 AM

donc

Canada

7442 posts since 2/9/2010

Unfortunately insurance is based on replacement costs. If we had a major quake around here and 10% of the homes suffered major damage it would be a long wait. The local contractors could name their price and their expected arrival. Most construction tradesmen are now living far from the city where they themselves can now afford to live. If they have an abundance of work they will likely pick and choose places within a few minutes of where they live. For those of us in the city areas we may not be prepared to wait around. An old friend of ours lost his house in a major fire. Fortunately he could afford an agreed amount on his policy. He was 82 so he took the money, sold his property as is, and bought another house closer to where his kids and grandkids were living. He was told by a builder that it would take over 2 years to build a new house. At age 82 he didn't want to squander 2 years waiting.

Edited by - donc on 04/07/2024 11:10:55

Apr 7, 2024 - 11:16:14 AM
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41144 posts since 3/5/2008

I fell the... Earth move.......
Under my feet..........

Apr 7, 2024 - 2:10:36 PM

mander

USA

5155 posts since 10/7/2007

I've been a few minor shakes. The first time, it startled the bejebeeze out of my husband. He woke up in a start. I said, and I quote, "Relax, it's just an earthquake." He laid there very quiet for a long time. But honestly, we were already in the safest part of the house. There wasn't anywhere else to go.

The second time, I was at school. I didn't even feel it, but one of the secretaries came in all panicked, so under the desks we all went. We felt a second shake and one of the boys said, "I'm scared." I, having been surrounded by boys all my life, assumed he was trying to mock someone, and I said, "Stop it!" He did and no one else said a word, until a parent later told me that was the wrong reaction on my part. Really? I'm sorry, was I supposed to encourage them all to have a good cry, lose their wits and become hysterical? Scared is for later. During the event, you need to remain calm.

The third time I was at the new place. The entire house shook like it had been picked up and dropped several feet. That one startled me a tad bit. But again, I'm just one person. I can't do much about Acts of God.

Down the street, on another occasion, a neighbor heard/felt a loud bang. She went out her front door to see what had made that sound. As she did so, her entire house slide down the bank and over the cliff. If she had been a second slower, she would have gone with it.

Apr 7, 2024 - 2:16:20 PM

mander

USA

5155 posts since 10/7/2007

Oh, I meant to say, I watched a program once about Japanese engineering. It was fascinating! All the different building designs that have to withstand earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes.

Apr 7, 2024 - 9:06:33 PM

15018 posts since 1/15/2005

In 1923 Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Imperial Hotel in Japan to withstand earthquakes. When Japan experienced a huge quake in 1923, the hotel was damaged but generally came out in retry good shape.

Apr 8, 2024 - 12:02:54 AM

12736 posts since 8/22/2006

You know who builds earthquake proof buildings the Mayans really those structures have been standing for very long time.

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