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 2010-01-10, 02:03 #12 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101×103 Posts 270516 Posts 6.5 off the California coast http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...nc71338066.php
 2010-01-10, 02:50 #13 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 225308 Posts We, too, had a 5.9 ten days ago, on the border.
2010-01-10, 11:43   #14
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2×3×13×83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by ewmayer We just had a significant shaker here in Silicon Valley, at around 10:10am PST. Using the seat-of-the-pants estimation method described in this thread, time lag between the P and S-waves roughly 1-2 sec, so I'm guessing it was within 10 miles of my work in Sunnyvale. Guessing ~5.5 for magnitude. EDIT: And here is what the USGS has to say: Code: MAG DATE LOCAL-TIME LAT LON DEPTH LOCATION y/m/d h:m:s deg deg km 4.1 2010/01/07 10:09:35 37.477N 121.797W 9.0 10 km ( 6 mi) ENE of Milpitas, CA Hmm, wonder how I was so far off on the estimated magnitude ... perhaps there's a significantly different structural response of my apartment in Cupertino (where I've been for all previously noticeable-to-me quakes) compared to my work (a much larger, airier building).

Does your place of work have a similar one?

David

PS when I felt the only earthquake I have ever "experienced",
the only way I noticed it was literally through the seat of my pants.

PPS I resist the temptation to include a clip of
"Don't Rock the Boat". Or anything with shake, rattle or roll
in the title. I like to think I can take a hint:)

PPPS I won't mention Huygens either, lest we get into

Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2010-01-10 at 12:43

 2010-01-11, 20:59 #15 Xyzzy     Aug 2002 24·3·173 Posts
2010-01-11, 22:07   #16
ewmayer
2ω=0

Sep 2002
República de California

101101100010102 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by flouran You call 4.1 SIGNIFICANT?!!! lolz Don't you remember the quake in '89? I would call that significant, but certainly not this one.
I based my description on how much my cube at work was shaking - and I assure you it was "significant". That`s why I was surprised to see the official magnitude being reported as a mere 4.1. The degree of shaking felt very similar the October 30 magnitude 5.5 event, which I experienced at a similar distance-from-respective-epicenter.

@davieddy: Alas, we have no swimming-pool seismometer at work.

 2010-01-14, 00:37 #17 Jeff Gilchrist     Jun 2003 Ottawa, Canada 3×17×23 Posts They were close in their prediction, just a few months late, too far north, and the wrong natively spoken language... http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/wo...html?ref=world Last fiddled with by ewmayer on 2010-01-14 at 01:29 Reason: Added NYT Haiti-earthquake link
2010-01-14, 01:58   #18
flouran

Dec 2008

15018 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by rogue They must be competing with the December 2012 folk...
According to some Christian fanatic on the radio by the name of Harold Camping the world will end in 2011.

To be more precise, he predicts that:
May 21, 2011: rapture begins
October 2011: world is destroyed

Can't wait to see who will be correct as to when the world will end (i.e. either '10, '11, or '12?)...

Last fiddled with by flouran on 2010-01-14 at 01:58

2010-01-14, 06:58   #19
Uncwilly
6809 > 6502

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101×103 Posts

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by flouran According to some Christian fanatic... To be more precise, he predicts that: May 21, 2011: rapture begins October 2011: world is destroyed
"No man knows the day or hour"

Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 2010-01-14 at 06:58

2010-01-15, 18:33   #20
Jeff Gilchrist

Jun 2003

49516 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly He hasn't read his Bible "No man knows the day or hour"
But maybe it wasn't a man who told him the day or hour...

2010-01-15, 19:11   #21
Mini-Geek
Account Deleted

"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA

22×11×97 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Jeff Gilchrist But maybe it wasn't a man who told him the day or hour...
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Matthew 24:36 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Soo...God told some fanatic the day the rapture would begin, but won't even tell his Son or angels? Yeah, that's tootally believable.
I think it's more likely he hasn't read his Bible, or worse, has decided to pretend that means something else.

2010-01-15, 20:27   #22
petrw1
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!

"Wayne"
Nov 2006

22·3·397 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by flouran the world will end in 2011. To be more precise, he predicts that: May 21, 2011: rapture begins
Gee, that's 2 days AFTER I was going to retire.

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