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02-02-2009, 11:14 PM
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2nd Earthquake hits Morris County

I didn't feel/hear it even though I'm only about 7 miles from the epicenter. I started getting messages from a bunch of my friends asking if I heard an explosion around 10:40ish. Well this is what it was..

Earthquake Details

Magnitude
3.0
Date-Time
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 03:34:19 UTC
Monday, February 02, 2009 at 10:34:19 PM at epicenter
Location

40.870°N, 74.522°W
Depth
5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Region
GREATER NEW YORK AREA, NEW JERSEY
Distances
2 km (1 miles) ESE (109°) from Victory Gardens, NJ
3 km (2 miles) SSW (192°) from Rockaway, NJ
4 km (2 miles) ESE (121°) from Dover, NJ
9 km (5 miles) NNW (335°) from Morristown, NJ
31 km (19 miles) W (261°) from Paterson, NJ
54 km (34 miles) WNW (290°) from New York, NY
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters
NST= 18, Nph= 37, Dmin=21.1 km, Rmss=0.35 sec, Gp= 90°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Source
Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN)
Event ID
ld1023269


Fun times. Anyone feel it?

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Wow, but to answer your question, I didnt feel it. Did you?

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Wow, but to answer your question, I didnt feel it. Did you?
Aside from minor things shaking, you won't feel the earthquake.

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I didn't hear or feel anything. Funny thing is, I was outside about that time smoking a butt and still didn't hear anything.

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Holy ****, I just looked on google maps those coordinates. That's right near where I used to live.

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Sorry, yeah here's the linky!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/...009/ld1023269/

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You might feel something if you're on sandy soil with a high water table. Even at 3.0. Soil liquefaction is pretty dramatic and the effects are extremely localized.

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I felt the earthquake here in Ohio last April that was 5.2 in Illinois. Shook me awake in bed - didn't really know what it was at the time, felt like someone just shaking the bed to wake me and then I actually thought "what the heck? an earthquake? nah..." back to sleep. Got to work and was surprised to read about it: http://www.10tv.com/live/content/onn...e.html?sid=102

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3.0's you definatly have to be awake for and standing pretty still to feel.... after moving to california... i went years without feeling one despite there being small ones all the time.... we had a 4. something rattle through here not to long ago and i really felt that one.... my girlfreind has lived here all her life and felt the scary "my house is about to fall down" ones.... still waiting for one of those. (i think it will be pretty cool.... shes assures me that it is not.)

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I started getting messages from a bunch of my friends asking if I heard an explosion around 10:40ish.

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I started getting messages from a bunch of my friends asking if I heard an explosion around 10:40ish.
It actually did sound like an explosion and the shake was noticeable. It was VERY brief though.

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I live in Dover and was in bed reading. Out of nowhere around 10:45 it sounded like something big had fallen outside, like a tree or something, and the house started shaking a little bit. Nothing severe though. Apparently 2.5 to 3.0 is the weakest magnitude people are actually able to feel.

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didnt feel it

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 rocked several towns in Morris County shortly before 5:30 p.m. today, authorities said.

The second quake to hit Morris County in two weeks, this one had its epicenter about 6 miles north of Boonton, and was felt in neighboring Montville, said Scott DiGiralomo, a coordinator for the county's office of emergency management. On Feb. 2, a 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit several towns in the Morristown area.

The actual magnitude of the quake could have been as high as 2.4, DiGiralomo said, though he is awaiting confirmation from seismic experts.
Just another minor one but still, what's going on up there?

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http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/200...two_weeks.html



Just another minor one but still, what's going on up there?


...haha could you imagine?

PS- Isn't the moon at, or near Perigee? Call me a cook but seismic activity has picked up all over the world, could be a major factor.

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...haha could you imagine?
Well if anything it would at least warm things up around here.

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Well if anything it would at least warm things up around here.
Yeah no doubt about that. I think it just has to do with cyclical seismic activity (as aforementioned in my edit). There is a volcano in Alaska that they're saying will inevitably blow some time soon and I believe I read something about a spike in activity at Yellowstone as well.


Also wasn't there just another large quake out near Indonesia sometime this week? Just seems like the ol' planet is ready to make some moves.

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I know that's supposedly a very active fault out there, albeit a very deep one, but a buddy of mine used to live out that way (at least where that last quake was), and there's a rock quarry out there somewhere. He said when they used to blast you'd feel everything shake, then hear the explosion.

Now what's up with all these people saying they heard explosions? Someone getting loaded after hours at the quarry and having a little fun?

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Now what's up with all these people saying they heard explosions?
The biggest one I've ever been in was a 5.1 when I lived in Vermont. It didnt sound anything like an explosion though. The best thing I could compare the sound to would be if you imagine taking a shoebox and filling it about 1/2 full with rocks and then shaking the hell out of it. Like a rumbling, mixing sound.

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I know that's supposedly a very active fault out there, albeit a very deep one, but a buddy of mine used to live out that way (at least where that last quake was), and there's a rock quarry out there somewhere. He said when they used to blast you'd feel everything shake, then hear the explosion.

Now what's up with all these people saying they heard explosions? Someone getting loaded after hours at the quarry and having a little fun?
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Not sure what the explosion is all about, though.

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I felt the one yesterday, it wasn't as strong as the one a few weeks ago though.
My first thought was, not another earthquake, so I thought it was a low flying plane that caused the house to vibrate. News-12 NJ about an hour later reported the earthwquake centered in Montville, 2.2 as the one a few weeks ago was 3.0

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