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    My first earthquake....

    Centered in York county Maine, there was an earthquake here in the Northeast. From what I hear, it was a 4.0 in Maine. I felt it down here but didn't realize it was an earthquake. It sounded sorta like a large 4 engine prop plane passing over low on it's way to an abrupt stop or perhaps a 1 second burst of 60 mph storm winds.
    It was dark so I will look around when it gets light out to see if anything is out of place. OM
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    It's always good to shake things up a bit.

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    Quake, Rattle and Roll....

    I'm about 20 miles from the epicenter, it was quite an experience. I thought a jet was coming down in my backyard or the furnace was exploding. My bike was in the shed in my driveway on it's center stand, but fortunately it didn't knock it off the stand.

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    Click on the "did you feel it?" link on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Centered in York county Maine, there was an earthquake here in the Northeast. From what I hear, it was a 4.0 in Maine. I felt it down here but didn't realize it was an earthquake. It sounded sorta like a large 4 engine prop plane passing over low on it's way to an abrupt stop or perhaps a 1 second burst of 60 mph storm winds.
    It was dark so I will look around when it gets light out to see if anything is out of place. OM
    I hope your damage assessment showed no damage? You know, here in California a 4.0 is not too uncommon? The 7.1 magnitude 1989 Loma Prieta quake epicenter was a mile from my house. Pretty much sounded like your description except the 4 engine prop plane hit the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvryDayRide View Post
    I hope your damage assessment showed no damage? You know, here in California a 4.0 is not too uncommon? The 7.1 magnitude 1989 Loma Prieta quake epicenter was a mile from my house. Pretty much sounded like your description except the 4 engine prop plane hit the house.
    I remember that. Got to watch the ground roll during the after shocks. How is the area now. Is Tiny's Restaurant still in the area? I liked eating there.
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    A point 4 is just a drop in the bucket. As someone who lived in S. California for over 40 years, you learn that a real earthquake causes freeways to come down, not just some broken windows.

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    Hah, I was in Maine when the earthquake hit DC, and in DC when the earthquake hit Maine. They should pay me to live in San Fran
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARGENT BRICK View Post
    I remember that. Got to watch the ground roll during the after shocks. How is the area now. Is Tiny's Restaurant still in the area? I liked eating there.
    Sorry, Tiny's closed and was vacant for a year or two. It is now an IHOP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvryDayRide View Post
    Sorry, Tiny's closed and was vacant for a year or two. It is now an IHOP.
    Hey, change happens. My ex-wife and I also used to eat at a breakfast and lunch place called Cats Incredible. There also is a rib place that I liked but can't remember the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUDYJO View Post
    A point 4 is just a drop in the bucket. As someone who lived in S. California for over 40 years, you learn that a real earthquake causes freeways to come down, not just some broken windows.
    LOL. Has to be at least a 6.

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    OM --

    Yeah. We even felt it out here in western MA. Lasted about 5 seconds or so. Dog felt it before we did. Glass curio cabinet started rattling.

    We were in the SF area a number of years ago when a 5.8 hit. It felt A LOT different than the other night!
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