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2022-08-17 9:22:17 AM  
Are the Outer Banks OK at least?
 
2022-08-17 9:37:57 AM  
Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?
 
2022-08-17 10:05:58 AM  
Fracking earthquakes.
 
2022-08-17 10:10:03 AM  
lol.....1.8, 2 oh jeez. The only person that noticed it was a seismologist.
 
2022-08-17 10:10:27 AM  
Holy frack
 
2022-08-17 10:13:11 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?


You are failing to monger the fear message.
 
2022-08-17 10:13:18 AM  
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2022-08-17 10:15:11 AM  
1.8?  Did anyone even feel it?
 
2022-08-17 10:15:23 AM  
Ha ha!  F
 
2022-08-17 10:18:23 AM  

kdawg7736: Are the Outer Banks OK at least?


As long as the ferry to Chapel Hill is running, yes.
 
2022-08-17 10:20:41 AM  
I have bigger tremors than that after binging on Coors Light. I need some federal assistance funds right now!
 
2022-08-17 10:21:53 AM  
I guess good for NC trying to catch up.  We've had like 60 earthquakes in central SC this year.   Most of them aren't big enough to care, but every now and then you get a grumbler that's enough to piss off the dog.  But that's just what you get when you live on top of a Hellmouth.
 
2022-08-17 10:23:34 AM  
CSB

We felt an earthquake in Michigan about 10 years ago. I was on the third story of an office building, and my monitor arm started to wobble before I felt it in my chair. I didn't panic and run around waving my arms. But I got up and went down to the parking lot. Even at the time, I could easily admit it was extremely mild. But guess what Michigan's earthquake-resistant building requirements are, I'll list them here: <end of list>

Being in the middle of a 3rd story of a 5 story building that has underground parking was a little unnerving. I took hell from the sales staff for months afterwards because I was "so worried" I had to take a walk outside.
 
2022-08-17 10:35:06 AM  

RobotSpider: But guess what Michigan's earthquake-resistant building requirements are, I'll list them here: <end of list>


The wind load design of Michigan probably exceeds the seismic requirements for the area.
 
2022-08-17 10:35:59 AM  

UNC_Samurai: kdawg7736: Are the Outer Banks OK at least?

As long as the ferry to Chapel Hill is running, yes.


I hate that I got this reference.
 
2022-08-17 10:43:04 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?


I work for Trucking California Seismologists,

So I am really getting a kick really .
 
2022-08-17 10:52:19 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Fracking earthquakes.


Is there any fracking in North Carolina?According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, North Carolina had no oil or natural gas reserves as of May 2017; thus, no fracking occurred in the state.Keep fracking that dead horse though
 
2022-08-17 10:54:01 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?


A heavy truck passing feels like about 3.5.
 
2022-08-17 11:05:56 AM  
The earth is weird.  They might be aftershocks from an earthquake on the opposite side of the globe from decades or centuries ago.
 
2022-08-17 11:06:43 AM  

KB202: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?

A heavy truck passing feels like about 3.5.


So, a light truck then?
 
2022-08-17 11:07:01 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Fracking earthquakes.


That's what I say... fracking fracking.

/ Some day thiere gonna crack a seam into a magma pot
// All this for cheap gas.
 
2022-08-17 11:13:09 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: KB202: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?

A heavy truck passing feels like about 3.5.

So, a light truck then?


It depends on the ground yer on. If river bottom/ flood plane, the vibes can be transmitted and even amplified into the 3mag range. If solidly consolidated earth or mountainous rock, not even feelable. USGS rated it 1.8 at the source, which should attenuate as the shock travels out. On the west coast, we call that Wednesday.
 
2022-08-17 11:23:37 AM  
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2022-08-17 11:24:00 AM  
As a Californian, I can inform you that this is just another instance of us bringing our problems from here to red states all across the country. We should be ashamed, but we're not. Because if there's one thing we hate, it's fascists. We're trying like hell to trade that stupid dorky pastor dude for Gritty. I suggested we throw in Fresno, but Gavin said no.
 
2022-08-17 11:24:54 AM  

kdawg7736: Are the Outer Banks OK at least?


Which is all that matters...

/Biased... I am from there...
 
2022-08-17 11:24:55 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Fracking earthquakes.


Nah. NC has almost no oil industry and the Appalachians are riddled with faults. Probably just the old fashioned kind.
 
2022-08-17 11:34:57 AM  

UseUrHeadFred: The earth is weird.  They might be aftershocks from an earthquake on the opposite side of the globe from decades or centuries ago.


It's from a quake that originated on Mars and hit NC via gravity waves.
 
2022-08-17 11:37:32 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: UseUrHeadFred: The earth is weird.  They might be aftershocks from an earthquake on the opposite side of the globe from decades or centuries ago.

It's from a quake that originated on Mars and hit NC via gravity waves.

It's not your gravity
 
2022-08-17 11:43:59 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?


It's not a big earthquake but is very odd as the East Coast just doesn't get them often, plus quakes east of the Mississippi tend to be felt further away as the crust is older and more solid than on the West Coast.
 
2022-08-17 11:51:34 AM  

UNC_Samurai: kdawg7736: Are the Outer Banks OK at least?

As long as the ferry to Chapel Hill is running, yes.


I think if a 10 hit Chapel Hill, Drew would be happy.  His bourbon would also be pretty well shaken.
 
2022-08-17 12:05:08 PM  
It wasn't fracking, as some astute posters already correctly pointed out.

Earthquakes of M2.0 or less are only caught by seismographs, and they can happen in "surprising" places (as Sparks astutely sang, "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth").

You can be standing at the epicenter of a M2.0 and never know it. M3.5 is about the threshold of human sensing (maybe M3.0 if you're sitting down).

I've slept through M5.9s.
 
2022-08-17 12:36:14 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?


No, more like a fart.
 
2022-08-17 12:39:13 PM  

Zizzowop: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?

No, more like a fart.


Someone in South Carolina fell down.
 
2022-08-17 12:42:19 PM  

Betep: Ragin' Asian: Fracking earthquakes.

Is there any fracking in North Carolina?According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, North Carolina had no oil or natural gas reserves as of May 2017; thus, no fracking occurred in the state.Keep fracking that dead horse though


Sure, okay. There's no climate change either, NC, so just try to ignore those hurricanes and floods and hailstorms and heat waves. The fossil fuel industry would never lie to you.
 
2022-08-17 12:51:43 PM  

OkieDookie: Zizzowop: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?

No, more like a fart.

Someone in South Carolina fell down.


So, a *medium* sized truck then?
 
2022-08-17 12:52:10 PM  
What did they do to piss off God this time?
 
2022-08-17 1:00:56 PM  

KB202: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?

A heavy truck passing feels like about 3.5.


I once had a roommate that regularly farted at 1.8-2 magnitude.
 
2022-08-17 2:15:23 PM  
Well, since the time traveler came back from 2090 and warned about the monster category 6 hurricane that was going to wipe out South Carolina last weekend, she actually prevented it from happening (I don't have time to explain how, but just trust me).  However, it's created some time ripples... South Carolina may be spared, but North Carolina should be gearing up for a 9.0 magnitude earthquake... ANY DAY NOW
 
2022-08-17 4:32:16 PM  

OkieDookie: Zizzowop: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?

No, more like a fart.

Someone in South Carolina fell down.


You jest, but the Big One hit Charleston in 1886.
 
2022-08-17 6:34:46 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: OkieDookie: Zizzowop: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Not like I'm a Californian or a seismologist or anything, but doesn't a 1.8 magnitude earthquake feel about the same as a heavy truck passing by?

No, more like a fart.

Someone in South Carolina fell down.

So, a *medium* sized truck then?


A large truck the size of a small truck.
 
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