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Old 05-29-2006, 02:09 PM
 
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LOL!! It may have also tipped a few outhouses!
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:15 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The most recent earthquake was a 2.6 on March 6th of this year and was located 25 miles NNE of Asheville.
I read that the epicenter (or near-epi) was Hot Springs, which isn't a surprise considering that the area is known for its .... hot springs.

Anyway, messages on several boards from homeowners in that area report that they were awakend by a BOOM noise and some shaking. It was more an event from which tall tales are spun than anything that creates damage
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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Believe me I have a story about the outhouses. It happened in 1982 and I won't repeat it here but it was pretty bad. Anyway, Greene County has torn all of them down since then.
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Old 05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I read that the epicenter (or near-epi) was Hot Springs, which isn't a surprise considering that the area is known for its .... hot springs.

Anyway, messages on several boards from homeowners in that area report that they were awakend by a BOOM noise and some shaking. It was more an event from which tall tales are spun than anything that creates damage
I was slightly off on the magnitude of the March quake. It was 2.8 instead of 2.6.

The largest earthquake with an epicenter located within North Carolina was in 1916 near Waynesville. Magnitude was a 5.2. Tops of chimneys were thrown to the ground; windowpanes were broken in many houses; and people rushed into the streets at Waynesville. At Sevierville, Tennessee about 70 kilometers northwest of Waynesville, bricks were shaken from chimneys. In Wear's Cove, about 16 kilometers southwest of Sevierville, the flow of water in springs increased and in places water became muddy. Minor damage was reported in western Tennessee at Athens, Knoxville, Maryville, Morristown, and Newport, Tennessee; at Tryon, North Carolina; and at Bristol, Virginia. Also reported felt in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

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Old 05-29-2006, 03:49 PM
 
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I hear that South Carolina actually has pretty severe earthquakes. Actually, i think one of the strongest ever in America was in Charleston. Around the turn of the century.
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Old 05-29-2006, 07:06 PM
 
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yeah, columbia and charleston are both built on fault lines. the lake murray dam recently underwent a $250 million seismic remediation, to prevent Columbia from flooding in the event of an earthquake.

charleston had a huge quake in 1886 that destroyed seven-eighths of the city.
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:09 PM
 
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Default I'm #2

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2. People from all income brackets who are choosing to move south, who are researching, asking questions, trying to learn, trying to figure out how to fit in. Big difference.
My family and I are friendly middle-class folks from NY who want to have the best for our daughter. We are not looking to change anything, but rather to acclamate ourselves to the southern culture. So many have told us that NC provides a better quality of life and that's one of the main reasons for our move, not to mention that it is getting way too expensive to live here.
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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lol I love how people come to NC and think there is actually a Maybury. Nope, fake town. I believe it is based off of Mount Airy, NC. Northwest of Winston-Salem and close to the Virginia border.
No Marberry (or is it Maybury)!!! That's like saying there's no santa claus! And don't tell me that's true too! lol
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:09 AM
 
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Miker....
It's actually "Mayberry"

Although the town name is fictional, the series was based (in part) on Andy Griffith's own childhood hometown of Mt. Airy, NC.

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http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:zFPmm2r4OqQJ:www.mayberry.com/tagsrwc/wbmutbb/anewsome/private/mountairy.htm+mayberry,+nc&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd= 4 (broken link)

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Old 06-04-2006, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I will add those most small towns in North Carolina would qualify as "Mayberry". They usually have some of the same quirks like the town drunk, the everyone knows your name sorta of feel to it and some residents that you just know are going to do certain things before they do them. The main difference in Mayberry or Mt. Airy is the location and cultural differences that are associated with that town. I live on the coast and Mt. Airy is in the northwestern part of the state.
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