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One more, and then I'm off to bed.


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Just had an earthquake here. Just a little before 3AM local time, 4.7 magnitude, centered about 5 miles from my home.

Scared the **** out of me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Just had an earthquake here. Just a little before 3AM local time, 4.7 magnitude, centered about 5 miles from my home.

Scared the **** out of me.
Sounds unpleasant. I suppose even at "only" 4.7 it can shake things up quite well. I trust everybody's ok?

I have no urge to find out how I will react to such things. I'm not at all sure I would make myself proud
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Hmm...

"This video contains content from Veritone, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

Worked when I changed to a US exit host for my VPN, though. I just have to careful so I'm not banned from PF again

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Sounds unpleasant. I suppose even at "only" 4.7 it can shake things up quite well. I trust everybody's ok?

I have no urge to find out how I will react to such things. I'm not at all sure I would make myself proud
I'm OK, Mrs. Racer is OK, although she said she was wondering why I slammed a door shut.

This is the second one I've experienced in this house. There may have been others, I just wasn't aware of. It was weird. I had just finished with the morning shower ritual, wandered to the other end of the house and deposited yesterday's clothes in the washer, and was back in the kitchen. As I was reaching for the refrigerator door, there was a very low frequency hum or rumble, which reminded me of when the military flies over in those Chinook helicopters. But I thought, "That's weird, I don't hear the sound of the rotor blades whop, whop, whop."

Then the whole house shook with a single and quite violent "kawhump!", and there was a vigorous "CRACK!". The hanging lights over the kitchen island and the other over the dining room table were swinging back and forth, and the windows were oscillating like drum heads.

This all happened in a few seconds.

It was so eerie.

As I said, I was scared.

Deeply scared.

And the silence afterward was deafening.

I opened the kitchen door and stepped onto the porch. Outside it was completely silent. Again, very eerie.

Just checking the UW Seismology data, there were seven this morning, ranging from 0.9 to 4.7 between 2:50 and 4:30AM, all about a mile apart, and all about 5 miles from my home.
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Hmm...

"This video contains content from Veritone, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

Worked when I changed to a US exit host for my VPN, though. I just have to careful so I'm not banned from PF again

Nice pool shot.
That country specific stuff bugs me.

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We don't get shakes very often, but when we do the feeling is so unnatural it gives Mrs Bob and I the creeps.
The first one I ever experienced was many years ago, it was a Saturday and we were surveying in a wooded area.
The trees started shaking before we felt the ground start to shake.
The strongest earthquakes east of the Rockies happened in southeast Missouri in 1811/1812 along the New Madrid fault line.
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Interesting to note our experiences in earthquakes. How things begin moving and shaking and our perception of the movement.

Yet we never stop to consider the speed of Earth, as it orbits the Sun at about 67,000 miles an hour, and the rotational speed of Earth as is spins around it's axis, about 1,037 miles an hour at the Equator, and about 730 mils an hour near the 45th parallel.

We are hauling some mail, to be sure.

Yet we step outside the house, and stand there, looking up at the sky, and feel as if we are standing still.

Better find something to hang onto, lest you be thrown into deep space.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Interesting to note our experiences in earthquakes. How things begin moving and shaking and our perception of the movement.

Yet we never stop to consider the speed of Earth, as it orbits the Sun at about 67,000 miles an hour, and the rotational speed of Earth as is spins around it's axis, about 1,037 miles an hour at the Equator, and about 730 mils an hour near the 45th parallel.

We are hauling some mail, to be sure.

Yet we step outside the house, and stand there, looking up at the sky, and feel as if we are standing still.

Better find something to hang onto, lest you be thrown into deep space.
Bull,
The earth is flat, and that is that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Interesting to note our experiences in earthquakes. How things begin moving and shaking and our perception of the movement.

Yet we never stop to consider the speed of Earth, as it orbits the Sun at about 67,000 miles an hour, and the rotational speed of Earth as is spins around it's axis, about 1,037 miles an hour at the Equator, and about 730 mils an hour near the 45th parallel.

We are hauling some mail, to be sure.

Yet we step outside the house, and stand there, looking up at the sky, and feel as if we are standing still.

Better find something to hang onto, lest you be thrown into deep space.
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Bull,
The earth is flat, and that is that.
The NASA actors have turned another one

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Daughter and hubby are currently in flight, on an Airbus A321, from LAX to Lihue, Kauai. Staying there for 2.5 weeks.
Looks like a flat flight to me.

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Daughter and hubby are currently in flight, on an Airbus A321, from LAX to Lihue, Kauai. Staying there for 2.5 weeks.
Looks like a flat flight to me.

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Airbus!?!?!
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