6.0 Earthquake in Guatemala

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  1. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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  3. chesterp

    chesterp Former Member

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    Yesterday, there was an earthquake off the coast of Venezuela, it was so far away there was no damage anywhere to land.
     
  4. hockeymom

    hockeymom New Member

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    Ok is it me or is there a lot of earthquakes all of a sudden. I have a kooky friend who says the earth's axis is shifting. I'm beginning to think she's not so kooky.
     
  5. Skittles

    Skittles Active Member

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    Go here to see all the earthquakes:

    http://www.iris.edu/seismon/

    Red is today, orange yesterday, yellow last 2 weeks. Size of circle indicates magnitude.
     
  6. hockeymom

    hockeymom New Member

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    Wow,is this typical on any given day?
     
  7. Skittles

    Skittles Active Member

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    Pretty much. I'm not a seismologist, though. Many of them you don't hear about because they are centered in the ocean and may only marginally affect populated areas.
     
  8. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    This is so interesting. I am one that is afraid that the quakes will get bigger and badder.
    Look at Calif! IIRC, years ago people worried about a section going into the ocean.........
     
  9. hockeymom

    hockeymom New Member

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    Well thats somewhat reassuring. If I start feeling a quake here in Upstate NY(not unheard of),I'll start worrying.
     
  10. Julessleuther

    Julessleuther New Member

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    Hockey Mom, there is a fault on the border of Canada and the US near Plattsburgh, so earthquakes are a great possibility, and in fact, there was a mag. 7 earthquake in 1925, the same size as Haiti. Here is info about NY:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/new_york/history.php

    This site lists all kinds of info about earthquakes, faults etc by state. Almost every state in the US has some earthquake danger.


    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/
     
  11. hockeymom

    hockeymom New Member

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    I have felt at least 2 here in NY. I probably wouldn't have known what it was but lived in Cally. I think its very hard to describe unless you feel it. A total lack of control.
     

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