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Old 08-25-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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The Adirondacks do get quakes now and then...
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Yeah, I'm sure they do as does every place. Just wasn't sure how often. I never really looked at anything like that until we had this one in Virginia. Lots of toilets leaking now because of broken seals.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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Was just looking at the USGS map (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/hazmaps/index.php)and (broken link) the majority of Vermont as well as Northern New England is one of the higher risk areas in the country for eartquakes, outside California, areas in the midwest and coastal South Carolina. It's rated on a force of gravity scale. Vermont is .10 or higher which translates to: If a house was in a zone labeled "0.10 g", then there would be 1 chance in 50 (i.e., 2% chance) that (at some point during those 50 years) an earthquake would shake your house at a level of at least 10% of the force of gravity. From the site:
To appreciate why these values of ground shaking are expressed as a percentage of the force of gravity, note that it requires more than 100% of the force of gravity to throw objects up in the air. In terms of felt effects and damage, ground motion at the level of several percent of gravity corresponds to the approximate threshold of damage to buildings and houses (an earthquake intensity of approximately V). For comparison, reports of "dishes, windows and doors disturbed" corresponds to an intensity of about IV, or about 2% of gravity. Reports of "some chimneys broken" corresponds to an intensity of about VII, or about 20% to 30% of gravity.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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Essex County is the safest part of VT from earthquakes IIRC.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Default hate hate hate wind

Well I hope we don't get too much wind this weekend, it's the only thing I do not miss about Colorado

Stay safe everyone.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Reading the live reports at: RutlandHerald.com | Rutland Herald | Rutland news, Rutland sports, Rutland real estate, Vermont jobs

There's some serious damage. And some people have been reportedly washed away. A woman in Wilmington, and I read a report of an elederly couple floating away in their car on rt 103. I hope there's no fatalities, but stay off the roads unless you have to get to higher ground. Route 4 in Mendon evidently collapsed, other roads are closed from flooding, etc.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Yes..severe flooding in Southern Vermont. Storm is now moving northward into Northern VT so we'll see. Keep safe!!
https://www.facebook.com/WCAXTV "good" photos.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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car going down the river! - YouTube

Roaring Branch around Bennington it says.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Nasty T-storm right now.

Crews busy with flooding everywhere,, and evacuating East Middlebury right now.

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BENNINGTON, VT ** EMERGENCY DECLARATION

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Real bad flooding in the mad river valley... hope everyone is OK but there will be some significant property damage.
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