Anyone else feel the little 'quake this morning?
MAG UTC DATE-TIME LATdeg LONdeg DEPTHkm Region
4.1 2007/06/03 1216 18.099 - 64.865 5.0 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
It was kinda short and quick...generated only 5km deep...I was lazing in bed when I felt it and had to get on the computer to check it out:
Just yesterday my husband met a man who is building a house near us and he told me that they guy is building it with massive amounts of concrete and steel.
He told my husband he's building it strong because we are due for an earthquake.
This morning we sure felt that quake!
EEEK, that guy sure was right !
I felt it this morning too!
For all those who own masonry buildings, you`ll need to check for cracks, especially near the base of the house, especially columns.
If you do have damage, hopefully you don`t have Mariam Mathes (or any Insurance company that uses Crawford V.I. as their claims agent, my agent, Brad Worth I refer him as "Bad Worth")<<or you`ll most likely get screwed.
If you push the issue, they`ll send their Structural Engineer HO Paul Ferreras to try to convince you "it was settling"
Yeah, building DO SETTLE when you shake the $#$%& out of them, & they crack too! Duh Paul!
If your damage is minimal, remember, any damage started, can be extended on other events that may be larger, the same, or smaller than todays.
It`s like a windshield crack, once it starts, it will spead just by hitting a few bumps!
My home had NO cracks for over 30 years, and after the quake of 12/11/04 The Puerto Rico Seismic Network called it a 4.5 on the Richter Scale, but the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. measured it at 5.2 on the Richter Scale. The Pacific Warning System put it at 5.7.
The point is, I was insured with NO MASONARY DAMAGE, & right after the event, I had many cracks that the aforementioned person(s) screwed me out of my claim, pure & simple!
Ah, never mind, I`m just venting!
And for speaking the truth, i`ll be kicked off this board?
Let`s hope not!
Also, check retaining walls, particulary if your ground has been very wet/heavy behind the wall.