Since April 4, the last (major) EQ reported here which was Baja, California (7.2):
April 7 - Indonesia, 7.7 April 13 - China 6.9 May 16 - Puerto Rico - 5.8 May 27 - off the east coast of Australia on an ocean ridge - 7.2 May 27 - Vanautu Islands (Malaysia), 5 quakes from 4.3 - 7.2 and yesterday May 28 there was a 7.3
Last Edit: May 29, 2010 15:05:13 GMT -5 by bridger
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely, unless its your power." Bridger's quote, FCN 2008
Post by Walking Owl on Jul 16, 2010 8:41:51 GMT -5
D.C. rattled by area's largest recorded temblor
WASHINGTON — The largest earthquake ever recorded near the capital rattled Washington, D.C., early Friday, waking many residents but causing no reported damage. The quake hit at 5:04 a.m. ET with a magnitude of 3.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered near Rockville, Md., the USGS said. NBC News reported that the quake was felt in the D.C.-area, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Amy Vaughn, a spokeswoman for USGS, told NBC station WRC that the quake was the largest recorded within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of Washington since a database was created in 1974.
The previous record within that time period was a 2.6 magnitude temblor in 1990.
"So this is pretty significant for your area," Vaughn told WRC-TV. The area's last quake — with a magnitude of 2.0 — occurred in May 2008.
I'm familiar w/the area of the DC quake. I was watching local news and people were calling 911 in hoardes over this. Not that there was any damage or anything but that shows the DC mentality. What were the emergency responders supposed to do? What will happen if they have a large natural event?
Also, the terrain is interesting. That so many felt it over such a large area considering the mountains in MD, PA, and western VA, it's just odd. It was felt as far west as Leesburg, Va which is at the foothills of the Appalachians and the Blue Ridge (very near me). Not long after there was a quake in western NC/SC (where they meet).