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Just had one here in Toronto (~1:43PM).Sitting at our desks, the

  1. Jun 23, 2010 #1

    DaveC426913

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    Just had one here in Toronto (~1:43PM).

    Sitting at our desks, the whole office felt the building rock forth and forth for about 15s. What's wild is that we got forewarning: we were on a con-call with Ottawa (nearer the epicentre) and they experienced it 45s before we did.

    Anyone else?
     
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    Im in pittsburgh and the whole building started shaking about 10 mins or so ago. They are doing a whole bunch of construction on this building, so I just figured thats why. No idea it was an earthquake
     
  4. Jun 23, 2010 #3
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    I should get ready to shake in about 20 minutes according to your measurement.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 #4

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    No shaking here in central Maine, but I wouldn't have noticed anyway - there is a lot of heavy truck traffic on our road and I would have laid it off to traffic.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 #5
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    I did feel it in Montreal. Very short tough.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 #6
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    Yup, I'm in downtown Toronto and it woke me up. It only lasted 3secs though. I thought someone bombed G20. =_=
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 #7

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    Apparently, aftershocks are expected.

    I'm right at the waterfront. I'd love to see if tremors might be visible in the water. Any bets?
     
  9. Jun 23, 2010 #8

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    If the water is VERY still, maybe. It would be interesting to see ripples at the edges of pools and channels from the shaking.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 #9
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    I felt it in Buffalo, NY. My first one.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 #10

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    Indeed.

    seismic_waves.png
    http://xkcd.com/723/
     
  12. Jun 23, 2010 #11

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    Was it strong enough to cause structural damage to buildings/roads? I hope not.

    :rofl:
     
  13. Jun 23, 2010 #12

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cn_canada_earthquake [Broken]
     
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  14. Jun 23, 2010 #13

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    I like their reporting...

    "The midday quake was felt in [that vast, uncharted and undifferentiated wasteland (ye Gods, do they even have borders up there or they just some monstrous orgy of anarchical tribespeople) called Canada] and in a number of U.S. states, including Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York."
     
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    This is pretty surprising to me. I wasn't aware of a fault that runs east/west like this.
     
  16. Jun 23, 2010 #15

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    How do you know what direction the fault runs?
     
  17. Jun 23, 2010 #16

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    Just saw the news. The Salvation Army building in Waterville was evacuated during the quake. It's an old building, and it apparently shook noticeably. That's just about 40 miles from here.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 #17

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    We have a fault a few miles from here running through Missouri, go figure.

    It's called the New Madrid fault. We get earthquakes AND tornadoes!
     
  19. Jun 23, 2010 #18
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    I'm making an assumption based on the east/west line of locations where it was felt.
     
  20. Jun 23, 2010 #19
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    had one wake me up when i lived in huntsville. i immediately recognized it was an earthquake (my first one ever) and went back to sleep. found a couple of things knocked over the next day.
     
  21. Jun 23, 2010 #20
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    Initial news reports we read out here said that it shook TO out to Ottawa. So, sideways, yes? :smile:

    You and everyone you know okay, Dave? My parents are just east of you. I need to check on them.
     
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    Magnitude 5.0 - ONTARIO-QUEBEC BORDER REGION, CANADA

    Date-Time:
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 17:41:41 UTC
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 01:41:41 PM at epicenter

    Location: 45.904°N, 75.497°W
    56 km (35 miles) NNE (16°) from OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada

    Depth: 16.4 km (10.2 miles) set by location program

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2010xwa7.php#summary [Broken]

    Historical seismicity
    http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2010/eq_100623_xwa7/neic_xwa7_h.html


    We occasionally get small earthquake ~1 - 2 Mag, but sometimes up to ~4.
     
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  24. Jun 24, 2010 #23
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    I read that the cause was isostatic re-stabilization, that make sense to anyone? (Since the region was covered in glaciers 20 000 years ago)

    Any other theories floating around out there, maybe aliens or the government?
     
  25. Jun 24, 2010 #24

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    Well, no. The places where it is felt will radiate out from a point - the epicenter - which is in Quebec.


    What you're suggesting is that we also experienced an earthquake here near Toronto. We didn't. Was just felt the shock as it radiated from the epicenter.
     
  26. Jun 24, 2010 #25
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    has anyone notice that the quakes are getting more frequent and spreading globally.... i wonder what that oil volcano in the gulf will do... could it cause a collapse of the sea floor and release a tsunami?
     
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