Minor Earthquake in the Carolinas

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    Well, I didn't feel anything, so whatever.

     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHuxpa4h48"]Someone noticed a 2.9?[/ame]
     
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    Earthquakes don't become noticeable till they hit 3.1 or so. If you are particularly sensitive and laying in bed you can detect a 3.0.
     
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    Biggest earthquake I ever experienced was in 1993 when we had size six. It was my wife's first earthquake ever, and she was freaked. Especially because the lamp over the bed got an intense swing.

    First thing after she calmed down was I had to take the lamp down.
     
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    are the carolinas in an earthquake zone of any sort?
     
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    Yup... 2.9 isn't even enough to mention hardly. Start worrying when they get over a 4.0.
     
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    it was a few years ago, but i remember when your area was getting hit left and right with earthquakes and i told ya to GET OUT OF DODGE! so glad you moved to wisconsin!
     
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    Yup, Reno. We were having what they called "earthquake swarms." They were coming by the hundreds. Mostly little ones, but the 5.4 scared the shit otta me. Didn't take me long after that to be packed and headed back to Wisco.
     
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    yep, when you were in Reno, it was incredible the amount of earthquakes you were getting.... how are they now, do ya know? did it finally slow down i wonder?
     
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    Pretty quiet there right now. Pretty quiet all along the northern west coast actually. Kind of uncanny... 10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,120°W

    I just figure if it's not rumbling, then it's down there building up pressure getting ready to unleash a big one. They said Reno could expect to be hit by a 7.0 or greater earthquake every 25 years... SCREW THAT! I got the hell otta Dodge.
     

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