7.1 earthquake in my backyard

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DKR, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Last night we got hit with a pretty good rocker. Stuff came off the shelves. OK Lights work, we're good.
    My daughter, who works at the hospital up the street, reports lots of fallen plasterboard, water running in the halls from broken pipes and cracks in the floors - this is a multi-story structure.

    Usual mess in the stores - tipped product on the floor. Some 10K folks in the Mat-Su without power.

    This from an earthquake 150 miles away... If we ever took a direct hit (~20 miles) I'd hate to see the carnage.

    Waiting for daylight to see what else is busted...
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  2. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey+

    Just caught the headline on rhe news. Hope all is well with you and yours.
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  3. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    Whoa!! Keep us posted, will ya??

  4. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Will do - sun comes up just after 10AM, so I'll wander around a bit after that.

    Folks wonder why I have so many flashlights....
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  5. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++

    Might be an aftershock or three. So be aware, and careful.
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    This was a very DEEP Quake... 65 Miles and 81 Miles deep.... actually two Quakes, about 3 Seconds apart, and about 20 miles from each other, over on the East side of Cook Inlet.... folks reported that they felt it in Juneau, but Alaskachick and I slept thru it, and since there was NO Tsunami Warning issued, No one called to wake us up....
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Glad you guys are all OK.
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  8. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    there was a couple 4.x aftershocks, but we slept thru those. The first one just about rolled me outta the rack.

    BTW - BTPost lives about
    925 kilometers or 574 miles or 499 nautical miles
    South (and a bit East) of me.
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

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  10. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    since size matters at least out of town

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  11. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++

    ...and most people think Texas is big...
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  12. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    We could cut Alaska in half... and then Texas would be the Third Largest State....[lolol][peep]
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  13. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Glad everyone is OK, and this wasn't like the quake in '64.
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  14. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    And the way AK is a shaking you could stand still and let it stir your drink.
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  15. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Texan: Everything's bigger in Texas!
    Alaskan: Everything's bigger than Texas...
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  16. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    We'll pray for you guys! Definitely watching USGS today.
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  17. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Have a brother and family in the Mat-Su
    Valley,Haven't heard from him today?
  18. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter+++

    There was a 4+ off of Oregon and Canada yesterday. Glad our Alaskan monkeys are safe.
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  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Edit, Saw he posted twice on Facie Bookie, Hell, They must be fine!
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  20. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Don't be sending any of that shaking south to me. ;)
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