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Uncwilly 2010-01-10 02:03

6.5 off the California coast
[url]http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/nc71338066.php[/url]

Batalov 2010-01-10 02:50

We, too, had a 5.9 ten days ago, on the border.

davieddy 2010-01-10 11:43

[quote=ewmayer;201176]We just had a significant shaker here in Silicon Valley, at around 10:10am PST. Using the seat-of-the-pants estimation method [URL="http://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=9538"]described in this thread[/URL], time lag between the P and S-waves roughly 1-2 sec, so I'm guessing it was within 10 miles of my work in Sunnyvale. Guessing ~5.5 for magnitude.

EDIT: And here is what the USGS [URL="http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Maps/SF_Bay.html"]has to say[/URL]:
[code]
MAG DATE LOCAL-TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION
y/m/d h:m:s deg deg km
4.1 2010/01/07 10:09:35 37.477N 121.797W 9.0 10 km ( 6 mi) ENE of Milpitas, CA[/code]

Hmm, wonder how I was so far off on the estimated magnitude ... perhaps there's a significantly different structural response of my apartment in Cupertino (where I've been for all previously noticeable-to-me quakes) compared to my work (a much larger, airier building).

[/quote]

IIRC your seat-of-the-pants seismometer was your swimming pool.

Does your place of work have a similar one?

David

PS when I felt the only earthquake I have ever "experienced",
the only way I noticed it was literally through the seat of my pants.

PPS I resist the temptation to include a clip of
"Don't Rock the Boat". Or anything with shake, rattle or roll
in the title. I like to think I can take a hint:)

PPPS I won't mention Huygens either, lest we get into
another cheesehead-style AGW debate.

Xyzzy 2010-01-11 20:59

[url]http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20658/?a=f[/url]
[url]http://qcn.stanford.edu/[/url]
[url]http://www.benevenagh.freeuk.com/interface/quake.htm[/url]

ewmayer 2010-01-11 22:07

[QUOTE=flouran;201324]You call 4.1 SIGNIFICANT?!!! lolz

Don't you remember the quake in '89? I would call that significant, but certainly not this one. :smile:[/QUOTE]

I based my description on how much my cube at work was shaking - and I assure you it was "significant". That`s why I was surprised to see the official magnitude being reported as a mere 4.1. The degree of shaking felt very similar the October 30 magnitude 5.5 event, which I experienced at a similar distance-from-respective-epicenter.

@davieddy: Alas, we have no swimming-pool seismometer at work.

Jeff Gilchrist 2010-01-14 00:37

They were close in their prediction, just a few months late, too far north, and the wrong natively spoken language...

[url]http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/world/americas/14haiti.html?ref=world[/url]

flouran 2010-01-14 01:58

[QUOTE=rogue;196061]They must be competing with the December 2012 folk...[/QUOTE]

According to some Christian fanatic on the radio by the name of Harold Camping the world will end in 2011.

To be more precise, he predicts that:
May 21, 2011: rapture begins
October 2011: world is destroyed

Can't wait to see who will be correct as to when the world will end (i.e. either '10, '11, or '12?)...:wink:

Uncwilly 2010-01-14 06:58

[QUOTE=flouran;201846]According to some Christian fanatic...
To be more precise, he predicts that:
May 21, 2011: rapture begins
October 2011: world is destroyed[/QUOTE]He hasn't read his Bible
"No man knows the day or hour"

Jeff Gilchrist 2010-01-15 18:33

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;201862]He hasn't read his Bible
"No man knows the day or hour"[/QUOTE]

But maybe it wasn't a man who told him the day or hour... :wink:

Mini-Geek 2010-01-15 19:11

[quote=Jeff Gilchrist;202030]But maybe it wasn't a man who told him the day or hour... :wink:[/quote]
[quote=Matthew 24:36]No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.[/quote]
Soo...God told some fanatic the day the rapture would begin, but won't even tell his Son or angels? Yeah, that's tootally believable. :rolleyes:
I think it's more likely he hasn't read his Bible, or worse, has decided to pretend that means something else.

petrw1 2010-01-15 20:27

[QUOTE=flouran;201846] the world will end in 2011.

To be more precise, he predicts that:
May 21, 2011: rapture begins
[/QUOTE]

Gee, that's 2 days AFTER I was going to retire.


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