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Did anyone else feel that?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by -Rage-, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    5.1 Earthquake Rattles Northeast

    NEW YORK (AP) — An earthquake felt from Maine to Maryland rattled the Northeast on Saturday morning with a magnitude of 5.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    The earthquake hit just before 7 a.m. about 15 miles southwest of Plattsburgh, in northern New York near the Vermont and Canadian borders.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries, but the Vermont State Police received calls about cracked foundations and broken windows, and sections of at least two roads collapsed near the epicenter in upstate New York.

    Sandy Caligiore, of Lake Placid, about 35 miles southwest of Plattsburgh, said he felt the shaking for about 30 seconds. It was so strong, decorations were falling off the walls, he said.

    ``I was getting out of the shower and the mirror was shaking. The whole house was shaking,'' said Darlene Conklin, who lives in Hopewell Junction, about 60 miles north of New York City. ``My husband was watching TV, and he felt the couch shaking. You could see the doors shaking, the walls trembling.''

    The earthquake was recorded at 6:50 a.m., said William Ott, a seismologist at Weston Observatory at Boston College.

    He said the quake was ``moderate.'' A typical 5.1 earthquake would cause cracked plaster, broken windows and minor structural damage around the epicenter, he said.

    ``There are faults all over the northeastern United States,'' Ott said. ``They're not as active as the ones in California, but they're capable of producing earthquakes of this size from time to time.''

    The largest earthquake recorded in New York, according to the USGS, was a 5.8 magnitude quake in 1944 that was centered in Massena, about 3 miles from the Canadian border.

    Won Young Kim, a seismologist with Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, said there was a magnitude 5.2 quake in 1993, about 50 miles south of Saturday's epicenter. He said a magnitude 3.5 quake occurred just south of Plattsburgh on April 20, 2000.

    Reports of the shaking Saturday came from as far away as Baltimore, Toronto and Portland, Maine. The USGS National Earthquake Information Center measured the earthquake's depth at 3.1 miles.

    Kathleen Morrow, 31, of Northfield, in central Vermont, said the jolt woke her husband up and the shaking continued for several seconds.

    ``I had my feet on the floor ready to leave the house if it was going to be continuing or stronger,'' she said.

    Earthquake Damage at what is believed to be the epicenter of a moderate quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale 15 miles south of Plattsburgh, N. Y., is inspected by New York State highway maintenance supervisor, Gary Sorell on Route 9N, near Au Sable Forks N.Y. Saturday April 20, 2002.

  2. A Fire Inside

    A Fire Inside Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 5, 2001 Messages: 1,836 Likes Received: 0
    I didn't feel it, I was asleep... but I damn sure heard about it.. I thought it actually took place in CT by the way my parent's told me, but the friendly newsman told me otherwise.
  3. greedy mars

    greedy mars Guest

    it woulda been cool to feel. it .. ive never felt one before in my life. so yeah.. i think i was asleep
  4. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

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    I wish I had been sitting outside when it happened. I wanted to see the trees shaking along with all the buildings and surroundings.

    But no, I was in my bed.... damn it.

    THE DEVIL! Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2000 Messages: 1,045 Likes Received: 0
    I was driving to work...(really late). Hung over, I didn't notice a thing.
  6. platapie

    platapie Guest

    we have quakes all the tim eout here. but there usually pretty samll and we dont notice them. dam volcanic activity
  7. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

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    Devil, I leave for Philly in two weeks. E-mail me if you want to paint sometime soon...
  8. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
    i was still passed out when this happened...but i just had an im chat with a girl i know who goes to plattsburgh and she was telling me about it, sounds kinda frightening..
  9. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

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    Word Kaes....I live across the lake about 30+ miles and I felt that shit. I though it was just wind at first.

    My fucking bed was shaking like a 16 year old virgin.

    I went outside and heard police sirens and firetrucks downtown.

  10. graffsurgeon

    graffsurgeon Banned

    Joined: Dec 20, 2001 Messages: 1,500 Likes Received: 0
    portland, maine.. i didnt experience much..
  11. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    i remember there was an earthquake in hawai'i when i was little...it wasn't a catastrophic earthquake. i was on my mothers bed with my mother.

    when it happened, i started jumping up and down on the bed while the earthquake was quaking.

    i'm pretty sure this didn't happen.

    i'm thinking i was jumping up and down while spinning.

    i don't know.
  12. ledzep

    ledzep Guest

    managua, nicaragua, didnt feel a thing