I felt it in Defiance, OH this ,morning. Nothing more then the chandelier shaking and feeling like a train was going by on the tracks a couple blocks over but we definitely felt it in Northwest Ohio. *** Edited 4/18/2008 8:15:38 PM UTC by MagnumsRevenge***
Actually, as off topic as it is, heavy lifting has taken the priority over coasters in recent years. Can't walk around a park like I used to though... too many bad joints due to jogging.... that and old age nearing. ;-)
Looks like he may have been the one to push the tree down so others could cross that creek...
LOL, Shaggy... aka... Paul Bunyon. Or however the heck you spell it.
I'm 15 miles from the first and I was 6 miles away from the second. The second one felt more intense but it didn't last as long as the first. No major damage but you could really feel it. It was like being on a motion simulator, and it just kept shaking you over and over. Doesn't Universal have this ride ;).
It's kind of funny, some quakes get a lot of attention when they are in unusual areas, here in Cali there are a couple of 5+ tremors every year and nobody even notices apart of the people who live close to it. There was a 6+ in Nevada one and a half months ago and it got about 0 media coverage. (It was in a largely uninhabited area I have to admit). But California is moving definitely into a more active state concerning quakes... there were about 300 small earthquakes here every week, and over the last year or so, that number has pretty continuously risen so that we now have over 600 (648 currently). It's pretty scary, and it has been predicted there is a 99% chance of a >6.5 in the next 30 years... Imho, given all the current activity, it can't take long until something bigger comes along, even though it may not be a major disaster. http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm
Paula, if Will thought the quake was cool, maybe he could incorporate a shaking lift hill on the next coaster. Something odd and out of the ordinary. Glad to hear all is well and with everyone in the area...
I definitely felt it in Terre Haute, IN. This is one of the biggest quakes to come out of the New Madrid fault line. It was felt over a very large area, thus the large news coverage. Californians are used to this stuff, us Hoosiers aren't. My roommate and I thought we were crazy until we saw it on the news. Another thing the media is playing on with this is the uncertainty of another quake here as there is talk of "the big one" coming. I say it is all rubbish, but to each his own.