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Posted: 12/20/2005 10:28:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 10:37:12 AM EDT by lippo]
3.0 Earthquake today.


A minor earthquake occurred at 00:52:20 (UTC) on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. The magnitude 3.0 event has been located in LOUISIANA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)


earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Quakes/usgvbk.htm


Is this the next disaster waiting to happen for the south? Isn't there a major fault line that runs up from there?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:29:50 AM EDT
Oh shit! The Haliburton earthquake machine is online
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:30:20 AM EDT
It scared away twonami's snowman that bugs out as well!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:31:30 AM EDT
Yeah, big mean sumbitch, The worst part of it is 40 minutes west of Memphis near Jonesboro, AR. It's supposed to be capable of making the farts from Cali look like a mosquito bite. I used to live there. Last time it went off around the turn of the century (1899-1900) the Mississippi flowed backwards for 3 days.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:32:47 AM EDT
As a former member of the California Shake & Bake Crowd....I can attest that a 3.0 on the Richter Scale is NOTHING! It wouldn't even shake the dingle balls off of a goat's ass.

I've been in BAD quakes and anything below a 5.0 is pretty much totally ignored.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:34:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 10:34:45 AM EDT by twonami]
This is Bush's fault cause he hates blacks, negroes, african americans, aww fuck it!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:34:42 AM EDT
Knee Grows
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:35:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LWilde:
As a former member of the California Shake & Bake Crowd....I can attest that a 3.0 on the Richter Scale is NOTHING! It wouldn't even shake the dingle balls off of a goat's ass.

I've been in BAD quakes and anything below a 5.0 is pretty much totally ignored.




Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:36:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
Yeah, big mean sumbitch, The worst part of it is 40 minutes west of Memphis near Jonesboro, AR. It's supposed to be capable of making the farts from Cali look like a mosquito bite. I used to live there. Last time it went off around the turn of the century (1899-1900) the Mississippi flowed backwards for 3 days.




Any chance you know what the name of the fault line is?

And backwards for 3 days!!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:39:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 10:42:21 AM EDT by Dusty_C]
San New Madrid I think. It didn't actually flow backwards, well not totally. The surface did. They SAY the bottom was still going normal but that's just wierd to me. Then again so is the whole thing going backwards.



Guess it's NORTH of memphis, I used to live in Jonesboro, bastards lied to us
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:40:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 10:41:15 AM EDT by arowneragain]

Originally Posted By lippo:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
Yeah, big mean sumbitch, The worst part of it is 40 minutes west of Memphis near Jonesboro, AR. It's supposed to be capable of making the farts from Cali look like a mosquito bite. I used to live there. Last time it went off around the turn of the century (1899-1900) the Mississippi flowed backwards for 3 days.




Any chance you know what the name of the fault line is?

And backwards for 3 days!!!



New Madrid


The MS river flowed backwards to fill the shallow depression now known as reelfoot lake.

Neat place, actually.

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:41:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:42:20 AM EDT
If it was just a 3.0, more than likely this earthquake was preceded by "here, hold my beer and watch this".....
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:43:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
San New Madrid I think. It didn't actually flow backwards, well not totally. The surface did. They SAY the bottom was still going normal but that's just wierd to me. Then again so is the whole thing going backwards.

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Guess it's NORTH of memphis, I used to live in Jonesboro, bastards lied to us



New Madrid

I live near St. Louis but grew up in California. Who me? Worried?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:44:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vsound:
If it was just a 3.0, more than likely this earthquake was preceded by "here, hold my beer and watch this".....





CR
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:44:31 AM EDT
A 3.0 is very minor. I am a member of the 8.2 crowd, Guam 1983.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:45:24 AM EDT
www.greatriver.com/nature.htm

"Joel writes: When I lived along the Mississippi, I heard of a time and an event which caused the river to flow backwards for several days. Can you elaborate on this, please?

Joel, you're asking about the New Madrid Earthquake in 1811-12. It was strong enough to ring church bells in Boston, and the few inhabitants of New Madrid and Caruthersville, Missouri, reported that the earth rolled in waves like the sea and the river flowed upstream. In fact, boats were found on the river banks forty miles upstream of where they had been moored. Most likely the river flowed north for a short time as it rushed to fill a depression that formed to the east of the Mississippi that was nearly 100 miles long, six miles wide and 10 to 50 feet deep. Today Reelfoot lake is located in the lowest portion of this depression.

St. Francis Lake in Arkansas was also formed by the New Madrid Earthquake. Visitors will enjoy great crappie fishing and an interesting visitor center at Reelfoot Lake State Park in NW Tennessee. The state park resort there is on stilts over the water. Enjoy a nice boardwalk among the cyprus trees near the Visitor Center. Campsites & RV facilities across the street from the resort. (Phone 901-253-7756, Tiptonville, TN). You'll find more information in Volume 3 of Discover! America's Great River Road."


Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:47:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:49:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vsound:
If it was just a 3.0, more than likely this earthquake was preceded by "here, hold my beer and watch this".....




So basically what you are saying is a bunch of fat women that just came back from appearing on the Jerry Springer show jumped off the plane together so see if they could set off the Earthquake machine? Right?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:50:29 AM EDT
Didn't the Gov of La just testify before Congress?

Coincidence?????


Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:01:13 AM EDT
WTF, I live in Lousiana and this is the first I've heard. Probably Internet bullshit.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:03:33 AM EDT
3.0 don't even make the news here. Most would not even notice it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:06:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:07:23 AM EDT
Doesn't a sonic boom register more than a 3.0? I am well aware they are not supersonic but thier is a shitty pawnshop in Bossier that falls directly in the path of Barksdale AFB's main runway, when the
B-52s takeoff it shakes. My instructor almost got a dojo accross the street from it apparently their are restrictions due to glidepath and the buildings beneath sustain damage.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:08:23 AM EDT
Around Jonesboro it had to break 4.2 for a mention.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:09:37 AM EDT
3.0 is not enough for Earth Surfing
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:16:47 AM EDT
No, God hates the Boy Scouts

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:17:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By huggybro:
WTF, I live in Lousiana and this is the first I've heard. Probably Internet bullshit.




This is from the U.S. Geological Survey website. THE OFFICAL government Earthquake service.

Learning to click the provided links is fundimental.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:18:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:23:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 11:24:21 AM EDT by JacobusRex]
Interesting news when combined with this story:

Geysers in Oklahoma now.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:25:48 AM EDT
Pretty cool site with quake info: Real Time Quake Activity

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:31:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JacobusRex:
Interesting news when combined with this story:

Geysers in Oklahoma now.



wow.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:10:33 PM EDT
Cool.. so the heat is off Bush and now it's all God's fault. About time he take some responsibility for what's going on down here.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:13:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:
3.0 Earthquake today.


Is this the next disaster waiting to happen for the south? Isn't there a major fault line that runs up from there?




Naw, it's just Bush and Cheney testing their evil weather machine again.



Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:30:26 PM EDT
Does anyone remember when that genius Dr. Iben Browning predicted that an earthquake at the New Madrid fault line would occur and devastate the area? His prediction was for Dec. 3, 1990. The magnitude, time and everything could be deciphered by using the numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0:

12 was for the month of December

3 meant that it was to happen on the third day

4,5 & 6 meant that it would occur at 4:56 (never decided if they meant AM or PM)

7 & 8 meant that it would be a 7.8 on the Richter scale

9 & 0 meant the year 1990

Obviously it did not happen and Iben Browning is dead IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:37:13 PM EDT

KINGFISHER, Okla. -- An outbreak of geysers spewing mud and gas into the air in rural Kingfisher County is puzzling state and local officials.


In other news, smoke puffing out of the top of Mt. Vesuvious has officials baffled.

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