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Windows 7: Oklahoma Earthquake?

06 Nov 2011   #31
A Guy

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Generally, it would mean stress is being released slowly, rather then letting loose in one big, devastating quake. I'd think several smallish quakes are a good sign, rather than a precursor to a big quake. A Guy
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07 Nov 2011   #32
seekermeister

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It is odd that my interest in quakes has lasted this long, because the only time I had any interest before, was for a brief period that I lived in Southern California. I guess those little quakes South of here has brought the subject home, although I expect my interest will not last...at least until the next time my walls shake.

On the subject of predicting earthquakes and the significance of foreshocks, I found an USGS article that speaks on the subject, and apparently for the most part, the previous comments in this regards were accurate. However, foreshocks are being used to a limited extent in specific areas, along the San Andreas fault. I got the impression from reading it, that it is unlikely that this method will be of any use elsewhere though:

Earthquake Prediction Information
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07 Nov 2011   #33
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I figured that the shaking was just about over, but the walls started rattlling again, just a couple of minutes ago.
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07 Nov 2011   #34
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Ive never felt a quake before either, until that 1 hit in VA (DC area) a little while back.

I remember sitting here at my PC, and it literally felt like the entire house was bouncing up and down, every 5-10 seconds or so.
Lasted about a minute and was over.

Was enough to shake my monitor on the desk, and Im in southern OH.


I remember thinking, WTH was that all about, and as I walked into the living room, on the TV
"Breaking News.. Earthquake hits ....."

Put it together I just experienced my 1st aftershock

Once I realized what it was, it sorta creeped me out a bit. I mean, Ive lived in this area all my life, and that was a first.
So I think its somewhat rare.

Its elevated my interest in Earthquakes as well.
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07 Nov 2011   #35
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A Guy
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07 Nov 2011   #36
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Wishmaster,

Quote:
Once I realized what it was, it sorta creeped me out a bit. I mean, Ive lived in this area all my life, and that was a first.
So I think its somewhat rare.
Exactly, it is the rarity that sets these quakes apart. They seem to be signaling something on the horizon that is not going to be expected.
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07 Nov 2011   #37
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Having lived in Cal. my whole life. And having experienced countless earthquakes. There is still something completely unsettling about having the whole earth (from your standpoint) shake like that. The small ones you just enjoy, the big ones, you wonder if it's going to stop. It stays with you for quite some time. A Guy
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07 Nov 2011   #38
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I guess everybody to their own, but I don't enjoy earthquakes, either large or small.
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07 Nov 2011   #39
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Wishmaster,

Quote:
Once I realized what it was, it sorta creeped me out a bit. I mean, Ive lived in this area all my life, and that was a first.
So I think its somewhat rare.
Exactly, it is the rarity that sets these quakes apart. They seem to be signaling something on the horizon that is not going to be expected.

Agreed.

In reagrds to signaling something on the horizon,

It is a bit odd, because reagrdless what religion one believes in or what ancient predictions one may or may not believe in, they all seem to share a common theme.
That numerous earthquakes (amoung other things) in rare places, will be the sign of something is close at hand.

I know, I sound like a conspiracy theroist but still ..
Its a bit unsettling seeing it all happening in several places these days, which would be considered rare occurances. At least to me.

but thats a entire different subject all together


But I agree, its the rarity of them that sets them apart.
I suppose if I lived in a area like So. Cal, where it was somewhat common, I would never think twice about it.
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08 Nov 2011   #40
seekermeister

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From the radar map, it look like the earthquake area has just entered a severe thunderstorm warning area, kind of glad that I don't live down there. I don't worry much about thunderstorms, but with the flashing, clapping and shaking together, it would be kind of eerie.
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