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EARTHQUAKE!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ironwolf, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. lammie200

    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    6.5 is big. I lived through a 7.1. Still a big difference between the two, but above 5 is always scary. Glad everyone/everything is OK.
     
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    Just read you're up to nine quakes now.
     
  3. ClashCityTele

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    Wow, you don't need something like that at a time like this.
    Hope all the cats are ok.
    Take care & stay safe.
     
  4. tah1962

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    I’m in central Illinois. On the news this morning, they said that the quake was picked up on a seismograph. I didn’t feel it but apparently the shock waves made it to central Illinois.

    I hope you are all safe.
     
  5. Ironwolf

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    As of this morning there have been over 30 aftershocks of up to 3.6 magnitude.
     
  6. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I've been watching the morning local news. People around the metro area sending in photos of cracked and broken drywall, plaster, windows and cracked foundations. I've got to get out and check my foundation today.
     
  7. tery

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    Earthquake - great name for a band ... stay safe !
     
  8. darkwaters

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    Yikes !

    Hope everything is okay...
     
  9. Ironwolf

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    Crumbled chimneys and some gas leaks reported, including in the down town area.
     
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    Ironwolf, I'm in Hailey and we got a pretty good ride. The house was roll'in, the plants were a shaking and the hanging pot rack was banging away. Pretty scary, but nothing broken. This quake was pretty deep in the big mountains and wilderness. I wonder what the big rock formations look like. A quake like this could bring down huge rocks, dump truck size, I'd like to see that.
     
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    Ironwolf, I'm in Hailey and we got a pretty good ride. The house was roll'in, the plants were a shaking and the hanging pot rack was banging away. Pretty scary, but nothing broken. This quake was pretty deep in the big mountains and wilderness. I wonder what the big rock formations look like. A quake like this could bring down huge rocks, dump truck size, I'd like to see that.
     
  12. gwjensen

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    Sorry to hear this. Last thing you need with everything else going, but glad you’re okay.
     
  13. Ironwolf

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    The news has had photos of some car sized boulders that have tumbled onto some of the highways. I just checked our foundation, I didn't find any cracks. When it hit here, it sounded like heavy thunder or a BIG truck going by. The whole house rolled and shook for a good 30 seconds. I was in the kitchen and went to the living room to check on my mother and got there just in time to keep her China cabinet from tumbling over on her. We had things knocked off shelves, a clock knocked of the wall hanging items (including guitars) swinging and cats cowering and howling. Glad to hear there wasn't much damage in the Stanley/Haily/Sun Valley area it was only half the distance from you as from us. Stay indoors up there in Haily. Be safe.
     
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    Yep...felt it in Hayden/CDA. Idaho. Sitting in my chair. Slow rocking and only moved the plants to sway a bit.
     
  15. scooteraz

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    Glad your safe. Biggest quake I was in was about 5 when working in Taiwan. Got back to the hotel from the office, and had an apology note from the hotel staff on my pillow... As much as the high-rise I was in was swaying, I’m glad I wasn’t in a 6+


    Actually, the scale goes above 9. It is open ended. But a 9.3 is 1000 times as powerful as the 6.3 the OP described. The 2004 Sumatran quake was 9.1-9.3, and one in Chile was 9.4-9.6.

    OTOH, getting away from structures is generally a good idea.
     
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    Stay safe IW...
     
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    I lived in Idaho Falls during the 6.9 magnitude Mt. Borah quake and moved to the Bay Area two years before 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta quake. I think that's enough excitement for me...
     
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    I checked my foundation briefly last night. Going to do more thorough checking today.

    I saw the picture of the boulders on the road. Was it 55 or 21? I am sure there are some forest service roads that might need some work this spring when the snow is off.
     
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    Or Album...

     
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    I'm not sure which highway. It could have been either. Avalanche Alley on 21 had an avalanche that closed the road even before the quake.
     
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