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Posted: 2/28/2001 10:06:06 AM EDT
7 minutes ago, news says "substantial" quake...
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:20:00 AM EDT
Epicenter four hour drive from seatle.
Richter scale 5.9 at epicenter, low 4.x in seatle. Just wishfull thinking here but mabee it will triger the "BIG ONE" in CA and dump those bastards into the pacific.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:21:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:24:12 AM EDT
6.2 is substantial, but miniscule compared to the India quake.  Anybody know what the India quake was finally rated on the Rhicter?

Looks like the body count on the India quake is finally at 19,000

News is starting to get video out of buildings that are 1/2 fallen down.

I remember that the San Fran quake, they thought that there were no fatalities for the first hour or so, and the bad stuff didn't make the news for a while.  So, crossing the fingers that the Seattle folks (sans coffee drinking tree huggers) make it out ok.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:27:10 AM EDT
Watch out for the tsunami!
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:36:08 AM EDT
I was on a conference call with a group in Seattle when it hit - it was loud enough to here on the phone.

We got hit here in Portland about 30 seconds later. Lot of power, but it was a swaying motion instead of jolting. Apparently no significant damage in Portland.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:41:28 AM EDT
Just upped it to a 6.4, so that's about 200% stronger than initially reported.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:41:53 AM EDT
Fox news is now reporting a 6.5 from the UW Seismology lab
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:45:08 AM EDT
Here in Spokane my friend in the next dorm room over felt it, and said the windows started rattling. I thiught he was full of sh!t, but now I guess it wasn't his imagination. My home is in Seattle, I hope it, my family, my guns, and above all my dogs are all right.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:48:13 AM EDT
The fires have started, time to lock and load.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:49:03 AM EDT
Now it's at 7.0 by Fox News, I'm in Seattle  and it didn't really seem that strong?
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:52:17 AM EDT
Haha, all the tourists are stuck on the Space Needle
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:54:11 AM EDT
USGS reports it was a 4.7, it was on their webpage, I guess the server is getting so many hits that it can't keep up with them.
The radio news is out to lunch with the reporting.
I felt it on Whidbey Island, after living in Kalifornication for the '71 San Fernando quake, the '87 Whittier Narrows quake, and the '94 Northridge quake I can say this one wasen't shit. Where I was anyways.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:56:45 AM EDT
India quake was 6.9

If this was 7.0 (that would be 100%, or 2X as strong as the India quake) then it shows what a little rebar can do in your construction.

Patels need to build the buildings better...
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 10:59:50 AM EDT
I'm just waiting for Ranier to go.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:00:15 AM EDT
The fires have started, time to lock and load.
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Dammit! Now my DAD gets to use MY AR-15 (which he never liked BTW), and MY ammo supply for the SHTF situation I planned for because I'm at college in Spokane! God damn learning so I can have a better future!

Actually it is kind of strange, I have been away from Seattle every time that it has had an earthquake. I must be one lucky SOB.


Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:00:59 AM EDT
wouldn't that be fun,
now where did I put that gas mask?
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:05:21 AM EDT
Just wishfull thinking here but mabee it will triger the "BIG ONE" in CA and dump those bastards into the pacific.
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Easy turbo, some of us reside in the southern block of the PRK [B)]
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:05:21 AM EDT
Wshington went with Gore, right?
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:07:56 AM EDT
99% of the tree huggers in Washington state are in Seattle, so if Raineer blows and covers the city in lava, the Republicans will pick up some more controll :)
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:09:18 AM EDT
Wshington went with Gore, right?
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By 11%, but only because I didn't get my way. I voted for Bush because it was supposed to be a battle ground state, but in retrospect I should have voted for the man I wanted in the oval office (Brown).

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:13:01 AM EDT
99% of the tree huggers in Washington state are in Seattle, so if Raineer blows and covers the city in lava, the Republicans will pick up some more controll :)
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Seattle is full of hills, so this won't happen. Short of civil war, I guess there is no hope for southern/central/eastern Washington to have a voice.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:22:28 AM EDT
30 Mi South of Olympia here - 7.0 Mag we have lots of damage will post pics later - Having an Earthquake sale - lost all the guns and most of the ammo.
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 11:54:57 AM EDT
Olympic Arms just gets done rebuilding from the fire, and now has a quake?  Maybe it's them?  Disaster Magnets!!

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 12:10:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 12:27:02 PM EDT
they lowered it down to 6.8
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 2:12:45 PM EDT

It was definitely fun  [:O] here in edmonds (5 miles north of seattle).

I work with some geologist/scientist types, and they say, that it probably was around 7.0, but because of the depth, surface damage was much lessened. If this were a surface (plate) quake and 7.0, it would have been much, much worse.


Link Posted: 2/28/2001 2:22:49 PM EDT
We just got our power back about an hour ago.

NWCN reported that the epicenter was about six miles north of us here in Olympia.  The house is a mess and lots of water from the fish tanks sloshed out, but the only permanent damage so far is a single broken wine glass.  Our neighbor wasn't so lucky.  She has quite a bit of damage and asked me to shut off their gas because she thinks one of their lines cracked.

My wife was downtown with our baby and she said that windows were blowing out around her.  She was pretty, well, shook up(!).

At my office I dove under my desk but most of the staff just ran around like chickens.  Training showed.  It really didn't seem very severe at first, but when the damage reports started coming in the State government officials sent all non
emergency employees home.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 2:38:27 PM EDT
I am up in Edmonds (5 miles north of Seattle).

I work for a scientific consulting firm, and most everyone either ran under a desk or a door frame. Of course everyone was so excited about explaining what was happening no one really freaked out.

We got a little jiggling, followed by a big bang, 10 seconds of violent shudders, then we got about 20 seconds of smooth wave action till it petered out. Very little damage.

My sister lives in West Seattle, and says she has a lot of damage in her apartment.

The interesting thing about the Seattle area is the variety of soil types that we build on. The hard packed glacial soils don't move around as much as areas with a lot of fill. But you also have areas that tend to magnify the shock. It's really interesting.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 3:43:07 PM EDT
It must have been scary as hell down on that artificial mud flat that Safeco field and the surrounding area are built on. It has been said that during a large quake that parcel of land may go the way of Atlantis.

Link Posted: 2/28/2001 4:13:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 4:19:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2001 4:20:51 PM EDT
I guess I will be banned from AR15.com.....I grabbed my FN-FAL....less rounds per clip, more bang per shot....

I only grabbed it as a 'human located in the rubble pile warning system'!

I am near the airport, my second one, it was major...I saw a lot of street damage near Safeco Fill, er Field..and lots of water main breaks in that area....

Link Posted: 3/1/2001 8:37:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 8:58:24 AM EDT
I talked to my family last night. My dad was home when it happened. He said the hanging light we have hanging over the dinner table actually bounced up and hit the ceiling. This light weighs over sixty pounds, and hangs about three and a half feet from the ceiling! The worst thing that happened to my family was the cat survived. Many of the homes in my area suffered structural damage, so I think we got off lucky.
Link Posted: 3/1/2001 9:10:56 AM EDT
"SHAKE IT UP ..BABY! ,shake it up... baby! TWIST AND SHOUT,twist and shout! sorry i got carried away! If the liberal Californiians get dumped into the sea, they'll demand a recount!
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