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Old 03-10-2015, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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To commemorate four years anniversary of the 3.11 Earthquake, decided to make a thread discuss about any general earthquake activities and current news.
If you had felt earthquake at least once, describe the biggest the magnitude/intensity, time occurrence, how people reacted.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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States with the most Quakes
1. Alaska
2. California
3. Hawaii
4. Nevada
5. Washington
6. Idaho
7. Wyoming
8. Montana
9. Utah
10. Oregon




2011 Virginia Earthquake was the only M5.5+ event east of the Mississippi in the States since USGS kept recording back from 1900.

Top Earthquake States
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:03 AM
 
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Northridge earthquake on January 17, 1994 at 4:30AM, 6.7 magnitude and I slept right through it.
1994 Northridge earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California rises, USGS says - LA Times

Here is a news that the scientists modified the risk of mega-earthquake in California has been recently increased.

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Scientists said the reason for the increased estimate was because of the growing understanding that earthquakes aren’t limited to separate faults, but can start on one fault and jump to others. The result could be multiple faults rupturing in a simultaneous mega-quake.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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2.9 in the SE suburbs of Melbourne last night.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Risk of 8.0 earthquake in California rises, USGS says - LA Times

Here is a news that the scientists modified the risk of mega-earthquake in California has been recently increased.
They say as much as 10,000 can die from this one. Ouch...
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Depok, West Java (Jakarta area) / Bandung / Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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I felt the table move in the restaurant (Pekanbaru) in Padang Earthquake 30.9.09 7.9 RS

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009...ra_earthquakes

2004 Indian Ocean was higher (9.1 RS) but I was 7, it was 7:58am here in Pekanbaru so it was very vivid (maybe i was still sleeping)
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Saskatoon
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In Vancouver earthquake news, seismic upgrades to a number of at-risk schools in the city have been delayed by 10 years. The funding and willpower is there, but there are some disagreements between the provincial government and the local school board on how to go about doing with minimal disruption to the students. So the completion of the upgrades has been delayed from its original 2020 deadline (set in 2005 when the program was first introduced) to 2030.

Now, the chances of a major quake happening before then are relatively low, but nevertheless it seems a bit careless to me to prolong the risk to so many students and teachers when we have the ability to get it done earlier than that.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:38 PM
 
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Should have posted it the other day... I think there will be a 6+ in the US west coast region fairly soon, a the last little while it turns out there were two in the 4.5 range. But I'm thinking there has to be something much bigger soon.
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Old 04-11-2015, 02:36 AM
 
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Two more within the last day...
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