Earthquake in Northeast

Saturday, April 20, 2002 5:38 AM
There was an Earthquake as far from Maine to Delaware. It was a 5.1 on the r.s, My question is are the coasters earthquake proof, because they dont happen very often around here.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:20 AM

I don’t know about earthquake protection in the northeast but I can add that the epicenter was just outside Plattsburg, NY. The parks that would be most closely affected would be La Ronde (1-hour drive away) and The Great escape (about 2 hours away). Personally, it was bad enough to wake me here in Montreal, but I've felt worse ones over the years.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:21 AM
yeah I just woke up about 30 minutes ago because my bed was shaking, I live in Syracuse NY.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:28 AM
I woke up because of it and Plattsburg is 120 miles away! My bed was shaking, but nothing fell. It was a weird experience for me, kinda like sleeping in a car.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:49 AM
i didnt even know there was one at all. i live in virginia so ofcourse i didnt feel it.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:52 AM
I live in Rhode Island and i didnt feel anything...

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 7:12 AM

Ooooh Scary!!! Whimps!

Call us when you get a seven.

Love,

California

*** This post was edited by Buzz Head on 4/20/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 8:52 AM
It woke me up and I live 20 miles northwest of Boston. The house shook steadily for about ten seconds.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:11 AM
Huh!? lol... I missed something..... (lives in Buffalo, NY)
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:20 AM
What time in the morning was it? (also what date) i live in Nyc ,and maybe i would have felt somthing?
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:25 AM
It was this morning at 6:53, I dunno if you would have, maybe a tiny bit.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:54 AM

Mtl_Shag said:

I donÂ’t know about earthquake protection in the northeast but I can add that the epicenter was just outside Plattsburg, NY. The parks that would be most closely affected would be La Ronde (1-hour drive away) and The Great escape (about 2 hours away). Personally, it was bad enough to wake me here in Montreal, but I've felt worse ones over the years.



Hello, you're forgeting about Funtown Splashtown USA(Excalibur and Galaxi), Sebago Lake(Sebago Rapids), Old Orchard Beach(Dragon Coaster and the Serphent), Cascade Water Park(Demon Water Coaster), Cannobie Lake Park(Yankee Cannonball, Cannobie Corkscrew, Galaxi, and Dragon Coaster), Whalom Park(Flyer Comet), Kartland(Kiddie Coaster), and Six Flags New England(S:ROS, Thunderbolt, Cyclone, Poison Ivy, Great Chase, Mind Eraser, Flashback, and B:DK). All of those parks are much closer to the epicenter than La Ronde and Great Escape.

The only major coasters that it could pose any major threat to are the Flyer Comet that is in bad condition and the unstable Lincoln Park Comet if those P and S waves even took them in. All the coaster built here with in the last 70 years are earthquake proof. You guys are forgeting that Massachusetts gets more earthquakes than any other state besides Alaska. Even if most aren't feelable, we still are ready for the big ones. Buzz Head, I agree with you. They ain't seen nothin' until they comeback to my trip across the Dumbarten Bridge during the Great San Fransisco earthquake of 89'.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 10:15 AM
I think i felt it, becuase i woke around that time ,a nd i had a dream i was being screamed at or somthing and then i woke up shaking in my bed, also i looked at my bed before and it was moved off the wall a bit, which never happens. My dad also said he felt it at work. (thankfuly that shaking woke me up intime not to be late for class)
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:00 AM

WoodenCyclone said:
"What time in the morning was it? (also what date) i live in Nyc ,and maybe i would have felt somthing?"

See, if a relatively small earthquake hit NYC, ppl wont notice (especially in Manhattan). The place is always shaking from the subway anywayz

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:05 AM
Actually, SFNE, Canobie, and Whalom are not closer than those two, I don't think. Because Plattsburg is pretty far north, and SFNE is pretty darn far away from there. I doubt SFNE was affeceted, CoasterGuy told me he barely felt it, if even at all (I think)

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:34 AM
I live in southern New Hampshire but I didn't feel anything. My friends said they felt it but I didn't...I was driving at the time it happened so maybe that's why I didn't feel anything.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:37 AM
I know this sounds crazy, but I woke up around 6:50 due to shaking in my room. It was strange, it woke me up and everything was blurry and I got up thinking that I had school. Then it stopped and I fell asleep.. Whoa. Lol.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:40 AM
LOL, this is hilarious to us Californians. Just as Buzz Head said, call us when you get a 7. Even a 6 would be noteworthy, but not a 5. Then again, we make a big deal about tiny tornadoes and storms......

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:32 PM
Yeah, this is pretty funny. But Coastration, I see you're from around the Bay Area like me. What if we got one of their blizzards, we're not prepared for that, just like they're not prepared for earthquakes.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 1:56 PM
http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pub&dt=020420&cat=news&st=newsquakeusadc.html

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