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puddlejumper
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Did you feel that? No damage here. But it was a decent tremor. At 6:40 AM.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008yaa8.php

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Topic starter Posted : October 11, 2008 11:02 am
Yvonne
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Yes, felt it here on STX.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:04 am
--->JeN<---
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Thanks for posting so quickly. I was trying to find info online. It was a decent tremor! The longest one I have felt here since I moved 2 years ago.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:07 am
Ronnie
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I figured it was at least a minute long!

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:22 am
A Davis
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That one made me stop what I was a-doin'! Since they stopped bombing Vieques I always know what that rumble definitely means.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:36 am
LipstickChick
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Sure did, was lying in bed trying to catch a few extra zzzz's....and it came and seemed like it was going to go on and on!

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:50 am
gcgem
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Hi all,

Just checked Weather underground and it was a 6.1 centered in the Settlement BVI. Evidently there has been a number of them in that area all week, just lower intensity. The others ranged from 2.5 to 4.5. Sure gave us a wake up call today.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:51 am
AllMashUp
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Water was sloshing back and forth in the cistern, the dogs were freaked out and woke me up.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:52 am
fdr
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Here on STJ, it shook the house for a good 20 seconds, sounded like thunder.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 11:59 am
Trade
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Bad enough to make me go stand in a doorway.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 12:16 pm
Ronnie
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Did you feel the second one?

Settlement, British Virgin Islands 56 miles / 90 km 3.5 7:26 AM AST 2008-10-11
Settlement, British Virgin Islands 64 miles / 104 km 6.1 6:40 AM AST 2008-10-11

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Posted : October 11, 2008 12:17 pm
Max
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Felt the first for sure!, but not the second.

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Posted : October 11, 2008 3:51 pm
Juanita
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STX.
We thought it was the dogs, under the bed, rough-housing, causing the bed to shake. Wow, guess not!

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Posted : October 11, 2008 4:43 pm
jay
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From talking to people today, I think I am the only person on the island that didn't feel it. I was up at 6:00 but felt nothing at all...Hmmmm...

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Posted : October 11, 2008 4:53 pm
sherri
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We felt it, tho I had to keep telling Jeff "earthquake repeatedly until he FINALLY figured it out! Wow, that was a big one! Didn't feel any of the others, we had several! Counted, but have since forgotten. A LOT! Ck out the first sight mentioned.

Jay, What were you doing? 😉
Guessing maybe that's why you didn't feel it!

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Posted : October 11, 2008 10:05 pm
pilatesgal318
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Jay, you weren't the only one...my husband slept through the whole thing! I woke up instantly, cats and dog were freakin'...first one I have felt...hubby went through several out in Cali...maybe that's why???

pilatesgal318

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Posted : October 11, 2008 10:11 pm
Ms Information
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Bad enough to make me go stand in a doorway.

http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/SSD/Risk/RisKeyEarthquake.shtml

http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/SSD/Risk/RisKeyEarthquake.shtml

Actually a doorway is one of the more dangerous places to be during an earthquake. Under a strong table is the best. Particularly if you are in a multi story concrete building you are safer under some strong piece of furniture.

I lived in California in 1989 near the epicenter of that 7+ quake. Then lucky me I went to St Croix and just missed Hugo.

6.1 is a real shaker.

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Posted : October 12, 2008 3:25 pm
Trade
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The strongest table I have is glass topped & rattan. 🙂 I'm in the top floor of a 2 story building with a concrete roof. I suspect if a big one hits, I'm toast anyway.

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Posted : October 12, 2008 3:53 pm
East Ender
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Thare has been a swarm of tremors since the initial one: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/PR2/18.20.-66.-64.php. Also, the 6.1 is measured at the epicenter, which was 50 something miles away and 7 miles under the earth's surface.

You can see that we experienced it as about a 4.something from this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richter_magnitude_scale. The 3.0s we experienced at a much lower level on the scale, something only the princess and the pea might have felt. 🙂

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Posted : October 12, 2008 4:42 pm
Ronnie
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Info about the tsunami in 1867.
http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/caribbean/webpages/1867viindex.html

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Posted : October 12, 2008 5:37 pm
dntw8up
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We had one item fall on the floor and break. Earthquakes were a staple of my childhood and I like them, as long as they aren't too big! (Yes EE, we're home :D)

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Posted : October 12, 2008 7:05 pm
East Ender
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dnt: Well, you are closer to the epicenter. 😉 Hope it wasn't anything too valuable. Check your e-mail...

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Posted : October 13, 2008 2:51 am
glynnswife
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Ms Information: Where were you in California? I was in San Francisco for that earthquake standing at the corner of Castro and Market.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 3:27 pm
dntw8up
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Yikes -- I know the corner well; it must have been incredibly chaotic!

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Posted : October 13, 2008 5:40 pm
rotorhead
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I was in San Jose during the Loma Prieta quake of '89.

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Posted : October 13, 2008 7:05 pm
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