Earthquake, Everyone ok? Wonder how HW is?

Friday, April 18, 2008 2:02 PM
^^ I thought the bumping of the Magnum trains was because of rain, not an earthquake...
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Friday, April 18, 2008 2:59 PM
Major only because it's such a rare occurrence.

*** Edited 4/18/2008 7:15:22 PM UTC by Neuski***

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Friday, April 18, 2008 3:22 PM
Moosh, or Shakey's Pizza. Hmmm...I wonder if they are still around?

Ooops. Almost forgot who I was talking to. Better Google it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakey's_Pizza

Ha! Check out the origins of the name. Too funny! You learn something new every day. ;)

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Friday, April 18, 2008 3:27 PM

Mamoosh said:
I hear he's made the earth move before, lol

I believe it based on that profile picture. Didn't he used to look...different?

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Friday, April 18, 2008 3:57 PM
^You mean smaller? I believe Shaggs may have been working out for a couple years, LOL. Looks like he may have been the one to push the tree down so others could cross that creek... ;)

Maybe Mom (aka Mother Earth) was just annoyed because USF rethemed the Earthquake attraction?

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Friday, April 18, 2008 4:00 PM
So she took out her anger on Florida by making the folks there hallucinate? Hooray for Mom! ;)
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Friday, April 18, 2008 4:14 PM
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***
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Friday, April 18, 2008 4:18 PM
Defiance? Hey...Im from Defiance...Ayersville to be precise.

Small Virtual World...

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Friday, April 18, 2008 4:31 PM
Wow, my wife went to Ayersville, class of 2000.

Her brother graduated in 96. *** Edited 4/18/2008 8:32:30 PM UTC by MagnumsRevenge***

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Friday, April 18, 2008 4:31 PM
Didn't he used to look...different?

Yikes! I hope that's a good thing. LOL!

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.

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Friday, April 18, 2008 4:41 PM
Speaking of jogging and Paul what's his name... ;)
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Friday, April 18, 2008 4:55 PM
How out of touch am I? Didn't even know it happened until around noon!
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Friday, April 18, 2008 5:01 PM
How out of touch? Depends on your time zone, lol.
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Friday, April 18, 2008 9:39 PM
I felt it here in Western Michigan. It was an interesting feeling of gently rocking back and forth. First time I've ever experience an Earthquake.
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Friday, April 18, 2008 10:42 PM
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 ;).
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Saturday, April 19, 2008 12:25 AM
It woke me up here in Toledo. Nothing major, but definitely kind of a weird thing to wake up to in the Midwest. Glad there's no damage or injuries to speak of.
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Saturday, April 19, 2008 12:45 AM
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
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Saturday, April 19, 2008 8:59 PM
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...
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Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:25 AM
There was a 6+ in Nevada one and a half months ago and it got about 0 media coverage.

Not true. There was quite a lot of damage in the small town of Wells and it was all over CNN, our local So Cal news, and in USA Today.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008 11:50 AM
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.
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