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Old 12-12-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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And it was followed later by another one, a 3.3 I think. It happened at 4:15ish ET this morning, so most people were still sound asleep. Supposedly it was felt where I am in northern Alabama but I wouldn't know.
Check out the reactions of those who felt it.

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/ear...tennessee.html
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Add Tennessee to your list. They had a 4.4 today.

While everyone is awaiting the over-due "Big One" in CA, most people don't know about the "REALLY Big One" over-due in the mid-west, the New Madrid fault.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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I was born and raised in Southern California. Felt a couple of shakes growing up. Happy birthday to me, in my 40th year California had the strongest quake since 1952, the 7.3 Landers earthquake. All those little shakers are building pressure, not releasing it. Get prepared and stay alert. You'll be miserable if you don't. Or....move to Texas! 😊
Yeah, I've been here for 50 years...know all about earthquake preparedness...it's drummed into us from birth!

I'm not downplaying the possibility of a major quake at all, just amused by the nervous Nellies who would never set foot in California (or Alaska either, maybe) "because they have earthquakes every day!"

I'll tell you, where I don't want to live is New Jersey. They have ticks! My brother who lives near Princeton has had Lyme disease four times.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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guidoLaMoto, you beat me to it! We're on the same wavelength because I just checked the list of recent quakes for Tennessee. Ridgely gets a lot of shaking and it is about 60 miles from New Madrid Missouri. I wonder if the fault is getting ready to kick.
So far in 2018, Tennessee has had 350 quakes. Officials have said they are not prepared for an event and their buildings are not built to withstand ground shaking. It's a dangerous situation.

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Old 12-12-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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Yeah, I've been here for 50 years...know all about earthquake preparedness...it's drummed into us from birth! I'm not downplaying the possibility of a major quake at all, just amused by the nervous Nellies who would never set foot in California (or Alaska either, maybe) "because they have earthquakes every day!"
I'll tell you, where I don't want to live is New Jersey. They have ticks! My brother who lives near Princeton has had Lyme disease four times.
The level of preparedness one must have in California is stressful to maintain. I had a crowbar behind the front door so I could dig out my elderly neighbors. My husband worked in Palm Springs and the sheriff told me if he was at work when an event occurred, the Morongo Grade would not be available. The plan was to blow it up to keep looters from coming up the mountain from Los Angeles in an attempt to take the back road to Las Vegas. His only option would be to try and drive 90 miles to Desert Center and come back that way. There was no way to get home by going through the Joshua Tree National Monument. He'd never make it.

Thankfully, it was a Sunday when the Landers quake hit.

The Marines had told us all to plan on being on our own for 3 weeks because they would be going to the metro area (Los Angeles) if a major quake hit there.

Some people cope by living in denial. They agree that something will happen, just not in their lifetime.

Others, like us, got the heck out of Dodge.
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Old Today, 08:20 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I thought this recent article was interesting. This event happened November 11th.

Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why

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Old Today, 08:31 PM
 
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Concern is mounting.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...e-re-awakening
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Old Today, 09:25 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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..... So far in 2018, Tennessee has had 350 quakes. Officials have said they are not prepared for an event and their buildings are not built to withstand ground shaking. It's a dangerous situation.

Is fracking still going on in Tennessee?

Personally I think anyone doing fracking within 500 miles of the New Madrid Fault (or Yellowstone for that matter) is just asking for trouble

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Old Today, 09:29 PM
 
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Is fracking still going on in Tennessee?.
I don't know, but whatever the cause of the shaking, it's not good.
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