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Exit Zero
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April 13, 2011 5:36 pm  

Rated at 5.1 the shaking last night at 12.28 AM was a Long and, at least here on Crown Mt. STT, very Loud earthquake - picture frames and bookcases were shaking for almost 30 seconds and I was getting a bit concerned when it lasted so long - any other readers have any personal damage or an experience to share?


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Ericw
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April 13, 2011 5:39 pm  

you can report you felt it here:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/pr/11103000/us/form.en.disabled.html


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Exit Zero
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April 13, 2011 6:06 pm  

Thanks -- I did that this morning - they have 20 responses from STT so far.


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Gymrat130
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April 13, 2011 6:59 pm  

It's called KARMA


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April 13, 2011 7:44 pm  

@gymrat130 -- no, it's called a seismic wave. Or, wait, so -- you think the people of Japan and New Zealand deserved what happened to them with the recent quakes? And so the people of the Virgin Islands deserved a 5.3 quake that knocked a few things on the floor? Yeah, that must be it -- karma.


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April 13, 2011 8:19 pm  

E.Z.:

Woke us up on the East End this morning...first one for the Mrs.

Lasted about 10 seconds......like you said very loud.

Some guests here felt it...others didn't (must be sound sleepers).

No damage.

F.I.


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April 13, 2011 9:15 pm  

We felt it here in Coral Bay - quite long as you said, a definite shaker

Pia


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dougtamjj
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April 14, 2011 2:11 am  

A friend of mine said she felt it on the east end of STX. She said it woke her up. I am a couple of miles away and felt nothing.


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bathiel
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April 14, 2011 2:45 am  

Nothing mid-island on STX. I was awake watching baseball at that time and didn't feel a thing.

Bernie


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congasan
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April 14, 2011 4:57 am  

It's called KARMA

What kind of BS response it this? Please explain this.


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Jumbie
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April 14, 2011 9:48 am  

We were sound asleep so didn't notice or feel anything., but these type of events is exactly why we pay for earthquake insurance on our home and why we recently installed an NSF PVC liner in our cistern

Jumbie -STX


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Robob
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April 14, 2011 11:53 am  

My partner and I were sound asleep as well, but it was strong enough in Cruz Bay to wake us both up. By daybreak I wasn't sure if I had only dreamt it.....decided to ask one of my neighbors....before I could finish my question ( " Did you feel....") she replied " Around 12:30? sure did!". What a strange sensation!


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bougainvillea
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April 14, 2011 12:30 pm  

I was briefly awake at the time when i heard it approaching from the west so I braced myself for the impact. It was a scary moment.


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jefgar
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April 14, 2011 2:40 pm  

I was sitting on my gallery reading and didn't feel a thing. [Judith's Fancy / STX]

I guess my wife's right -- I'm insensitive!


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April 14, 2011 6:36 pm  

Here is an article on the earthquake:
http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2011/04/13/residents-awoken-51-magnitude-earthquake

It includes these tips:

There are some things you can do to make your house safer. VITEMA suggests the following:
• Fasten shelves securely to walls.
• Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves
• Store breakable items such as bottled foods, glass, and china in low, closed cabinets with latches
• Secure a water heater by strapping it to the wall studs and bolting it to the floor
• Repair any deep cracks in ceilings or foundations. Get expert advice if there are signs of structural defects
• Hang heavy items such as pictures and mirrors away from beds, couches and anywhere people sit
• Brace overhead light fixtures
• Repair defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections. These are potential fire risks
• Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products securely in closed cabinets with latches and on bottom shelves
• Identify safe places indoors and outdoors like under sturdy furniture or against an inside wall away from where glass could shatter around windows, mirrors, pictures or where heavy bookcases or other heavy furniture could fall over.


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JunkyardDog
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April 15, 2011 12:10 am  

It was pretty bad where I was. I have some lovely hairline cracks on the walls from it.


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noOne
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April 15, 2011 12:15 am  

That is some really good advice Bob, but I guess I can't help thinking this with my warped mind after reading that: make sure you put a flimsy shelf with a large decorative rock over your soon-to-be ex-wife's area of the bed.

I really am just kidding *-)


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candt0529
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April 15, 2011 12:25 am  

Didn't feel a thing... wish we would have, and we live right down the road from 4 corners


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Lizard
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June 28, 2011 11:29 pm  

It's called KARMA

This was in response to an earthquake on ST Thomas by
Donna from PA a/k/a Gymrat130


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