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Old 09-11-06, 06:26 AM   #1
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Florida Earthquake...whodathunk?

I noticed it yesterday and thought.....we couldn't possibly be having an earthquake....in FLORIDA. As you could guess, surely it was quite light....so much so that I started looking at the fan on my computer to make sure it wasn't acting up and making it feel like the house was shaking a little.

Anyway....I wrote it off as unknown, but surely not an earthquake until this morning when I heard them talking about it on the news radio. The had an earthquake scientists who basically said it was centered in the gulf about 260 sw of Tampabay area (where I live) and that with no fault lines in the gulf they basically have no idea what could have caused it or how it happened.

Anyway....I guess som linkies are in order.
http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2...ot%20a%20first
http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2...%20the%20Gulf?
http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB94DT7YRE.html


Any other Tampabay FOOsters feel it? Catatonic? Linux_Author? BeeTL?
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Gotta wonder if releasing the pressure in the oildome in the big Gulf oil strike might have triggered the tremor! Hmmmm?
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Gotta wonder if releasing the pressure in the oildome in the big Gulf oil strike might have triggered the tremor! Hmmmm?
Interesting theory.......you may be on to something. Mexico did just do that recently and now there is BIG CONTROVERSY here about whether we should do the same or not.
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Interesting theory.......you may be on to something. Mexico did just do that recently and now there is BIG CONTROVERSY here about whether we should do the same or not.
Fluid dynamics can trigger tremors. That was proven in Colorado a number of years ago when they were experimewnting with pumping radioactive wastewater into ultra-deep wells for storage and disposal ant triggered a series of earthquakes in Denver Metro area. Among other things, to assist in recovering the crude they inject salt water into the wells at high pressure.
http://www.nyx.net/~dcypser/induceq/iis.html
http://www.colorado.edu/geophysics/history.html
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they felt that in Georgia too
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You can sure tell when I'm typing before I've finished my third pot of coffee!
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I didn't even notice anything....

Every quake I have felt was minor at the worst, and outright wussy at the best.
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[QUOTE=KingTermite]so much so that I started looking at the fan on my computer to make sure it wasn't acting up and making it feel like the house was shaking a little.QUOTE]

Yo, KT what size fan you got cooling that thing? I mean if your PC fan can cause an earthquake, you should consider downsizing the fan. Either that or you are seriously overclocking and need a movie set wind machine to cool your processor.
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Yo, KT what size fan you got cooling that thing? I mean if your PC fan can cause an earthquake, you should consider downsizing the fan. Either that or you are seriously overclocking and need a movie set wind machine to cool your processor.
LOL....nothing like that. Just a crappy old fan that gets clogged up with dust and rattles quite often. I thought maybe I was feeling the rattle of the fan and not the shake of a house (because it was so small).
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Fluid dynamics can trigger tremors. That was proven in Colorado a number of years ago when they were experimewnting with pumping radioactive wastewater into ultra-deep wells for storage and disposal ant triggered a series of earthquakes in Denver Metro area. Among other things, to assist in recovering the crude they inject salt water into the wells at high pressure.
http://www.nyx.net/~dcypser/induceq/iis.html
http://www.colorado.edu/geophysics/history.html
Yes, except from what I read, this new strike they're talking about doesn't need water injected yet since it has so much pressure of its own.
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Still possible to cause tremors though due to same dynamic in reverse, lowered pressure causing shift in the crust homeostasis.
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I did. I'm in the northern 1/4 of the state, and it felt like a heavily loaded transfer truck passing close by. Lasted for about 15-20 seconds. First time I've ever felt an earthquake. I have cousins in Fla., and they had about 6 inches of water splash out of their pool, and a vase tip over.

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Still possible to cause tremors though due to same dynamic in reverse, lowered pressure causing shift in the crust homeostasis.
What does gay people have to do with it?
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I was wondering why I did not feel anything, but I looked at the time it happened. 9:56 AM, I was asleep!
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