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Old 08-23-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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Did anyone else in the Denver area feel the quake? I swear I felt some mild shaking while I was laying in bed falling asleep, but didn't really think anything of it until I turned on the news this morning to find out there was an earthquake in southern CO!
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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Felt nothing over here in the Grand Valley. Bummer.

We have some big fault lines here too.


The epicenter already showed up on Google Earth.
It's in the middle of an O & G field. Although "correlation does not mean causation."
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Scroll down for some historic earthquake info:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Cokedale-Colorado.html
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I was thinking, "damn another thing imported by those silly Californians."
Oh, what I'd give to be standing in a Trader Joe's in Denver while an earthquake shook everything from the shelves. Makes me homesick...
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: columbia, sc
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earthquake in Northern Virginia too 5.9 felt as far South as SC and up North into Maryland
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Now that one there may be a bit scarier due to the population and architecture of that area.

I was in the 71' Sylmar earthquake, so between that and the Fort Carson blasting, I'd have a hard time noticing a measley 5.3.

Historic buildings in the area that are not built to code for these things is what's scary about this.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I felt it last night too. At the time I had no idea what it was and was looking around to see if anyone broke into my house. As a side note that is exactly what I should not do when I think someone broke into my house, look for them. What did I think I was going to do yell at them! lol
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Oh, what I'd give to be standing in a Trader Joe's in Denver while an earthquake shook everything from the shelves. Makes me homesick...
There are no Trader Joe's's in CO.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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I was thinking, "damn another thing imported by those silly Californians."
You're welcome.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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Just a few minutes ago NBC Today Show had a short seg on this, showing some houses with cracked walls and chimneys in the town of Segundo, west of Trinidad. Albuquerque's tv stations KOB and KRQE had some stories on their sites regarding Raton, New Mexico, maybe 25 miles southeast of the quake. No injuries for now, property damage to be determined. The Raton people did get a pretty good jolt out of this, according to the stories.

That area of the state has had earthquakes before, in fact it was August of 2005 that a 4.9 quake occurred in that area.

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