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Long, low level earthquake.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Lamps swaying.

    Right now.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    It was one of those long, rolling kind.

    USGS says it was 2.5, epicenter a little over a 100 miles away.

    That was fun. big_smile

    I wonder if it's the start of a series. That happens a lot around here.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Jeez, that epicenter is getting "clobbered". There have been over a dozen, and they just keep on coming.

    So far, I've only felt the one.

  4. Drax profile image76
    Draxposted 4 years ago

    good to know where so we can zero in on your disaster... the jackal gene... ;-)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, why not. big_smile

      We're the biggest red dot.

      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I just went through a second one.

    The second verse was the same as the first.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Jeez, this sucker was 5.4 at same epicenter.

    I'm surprised I didn't feel it stronger here.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I decided to save this for posterity.

    Does Brawley know how to shake, rattle, and, roll, or what?

    M    Location Time-UTC     Lat    Lon    D km
    4.3    7km NE of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:15:28    33.033°N    115.479°W    12.1
    2.8    5km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:13:59    33.026°N    115.524°W    11.9
    2.9    5km WSW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:12:37    32.959°N    115.585°W    0.0
    3.6    5km WNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:08:45    32.997°N    115.587°W    11.4
    3.1    4km WSW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:06:37    32.966°N    115.577°W    13.7
    3.2    2km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:06:11    33.005°N    115.534°W    9.2
    3.5    7km ENE of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:05:10    33.001°N    115.457°W    5.1
    3.4    4km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 21:04:53    33.020°N    115.523°W    9.4
    5.4    5km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:57:58    33.026°N    115.540°W    8.9
    2.6    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:45:48    33.030°N    115.545°W    12.2
    2.5    3km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:33:01    33.008°N    115.529°W    0.8
    3.1    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:31:13    33.024°N    115.543°W    4.7
    3.0    17km NNW of Seeley, California    2012-08-26 20:30:56    32.938°N    115.775°W    12.2
    2.8    3km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:28:57    33.009°N    115.528°W    9.6
    2.5    3km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:28:19    33.004°N    115.553°W    12.0
    2.5    3km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:24:52    33.007°N    115.553°W    12.0
    3.4    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:20:24    33.026°N    115.543°W    11.9
    3.5    4km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:16:54    33.012°N    115.564°W    12.7
    2.5    5km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:16:42    33.029°N    115.535°W    10.0
    3.0    5km WNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:14:46    32.996°N    115.582°W    12.5
    2.6    3km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:10:13    33.000°N    115.561°W    11.1
    2.5    7km SW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:08:31    32.928°N    115.577°W    7.9
    2.9    8km SE of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:06:08    32.934°N    115.457°W    3.5
    2.5    4km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 20:04:50    33.008°N    115.559°W    9.6
    3.6    5km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:58:17    33.025°N    115.541°W    13.6
    2.8    3km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:57:33    33.010°N    115.541°W    9.8
    3.4    4km SE of Westmorland, California    2012-08-26 19:50:14    33.007°N    115.586°W    12.8
    2.8    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:48:03    33.021°N    115.558°W    24.8
    2.5    4km WNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:47:08    32.989°N    115.572°W    12.4
    3.2    4km WNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:45:55    32.993°N    115.575°W    0.2
    3.3    4km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:43:41    33.018°N    115.530°W    9.1
    4.3    5km SSE of Westmorland, California    2012-08-26 19:40:12    32.990°N    115.598°W    13.8
    2.6    4km WNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:39:30    32.998°N    115.572°W    7.7
    3.4    4km ENE of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:35:51    32.995°N    115.485°W    7.9
    4.9    3km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:33:01    32.998°N    115.559°W    3.1
    5.3    4km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:31:22    33.019°N    115.546°W    12.3
    2.6    6km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:30:54    33.035°N    115.536°W    10.2
    3.4    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:28:45    33.023°N    115.561°W    13.7
    3.4    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:28:35    33.021°N    115.564°W    12.5
    3.5    3km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:21:04    33.003°N    115.546°W    11.0
    4.6    4km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:20:04    33.019°N    115.545°W    13.1
    4.0    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:16:11    33.026°N    115.547°W    13.8
    2.5    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:06:48    33.024°N    115.541°W    13.4
    2.5    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:06:32    33.027°N    115.542°W    13.3
    3.0    5km N of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 19:03:18    33.027°N    115.538°W    14.5
    3.1    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 18:58:12    33.024°N    115.546°W    13.5
    2.6    4km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 18:55:55    33.008°N    115.560°W    12.2
    3.5    124km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands    2012-08-26 18:32:54    19.537°N    64.491°W    16.0
    2.7    4km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 18:11:24    33.014°N    115.560°W    12.7
    2.6    4km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 17:37:15    33.011°N    115.551°W    12.0
    3.4    132km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands    2012-08-26 17:30:42    19.595°N    64.374°W    16.0
    2.6    4km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 17:18:12    33.010°N    115.556°W    12.2
    2.5    4km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 17:17:22    33.017°N    115.556°W    12.2
    3.3    5km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 17:16:02    33.023°N    115.549°W    13.4
    2.9    4km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 17:13:52    33.017°N    115.555°W    12.7
    2.6    2km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 17:03:40    32.996°N    115.548°W    6.0
    3.8    5km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 17:02:12    33.019°N    115.563°W    13.2
    3.0    87km ESE of Old Iliamna, Alaska    2012-08-26 16:45:42    59.587°N    153.405°W    100.0
    2.5    4km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 16:18:15    33.018°N    115.555°W    12.4
    2.8    34km NW of Anchor Point, Alaska    2012-08-26 16:14:51    59.977°N    152.290°W    60.5
    2.5    3km NW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 15:48:23    32.998°N    115.559°W    11.4
    2.5    3km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 15:48:10    33.010°N    115.548°W    12.0
    2.5    4km NNW of Brawley, California    2012-08-26 15:33:03    33.015°N    115.552°W    12.5

  8. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 4 years ago

    Stay safe, Para!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's finally made the media. We are officially being earthquake-swarmed.

      So far, it's only entertainment-level swarming. Besides, rolling earthquakes are fun. It's those jolting, rapid-shaking ones that can be pesky. big_smile

  9. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    USGS site getting hammered. Taking forever to load. lol

    Remains all quiet here (famous last words).

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Keep well and safe.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        In the structure I live in, I feel safe. My only concerns would be about what it's going to cost me to repair whatever damage was done.

        Of course, if the ground opens up... big_smile

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If the ground opens up it may swallow any unpaid bills. big_smile

    2. Drax profile image76
      Draxposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      good to have the bag packed with that sort of swarm floating around... does no harm to be ready... good luck !

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, even if this place were to get slammed with a 9.0, I wouldn't go anywhere. But that's just me. big_smile

  10. ripplemaker profile image89
    ripplemakerposted 4 years ago

    Gosh, glad it's not that bad.  The last time we had an earthquake here everyone was panicking esp. with the threat of tsunami being announced.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      In the years that I have lived in this area, there have been 3 bad quakes. In all 3 cases I was out of town at the time. I don't know what to make of that, but I hope the trend continues.

  11. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    Dang!  Stay safe. I'll check out the news stories to get up-to-date on the swarm. Are they doing any fracking near you?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was going to say:

      "I just checked USGS. It kind of looks like it's starting to move south along the line. South is farther away, so that is good."

      However, when all this started, we were the only red dot. Now there are red dots all up and down the west coasts on both North and South America. Not being an earthquake specialist, I'm not sure what to make of that...

      This sure has turned into an interesting Sunday. big_smile

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Beware of the famous curse/blessing of living in interesting times.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Now you tell me. lol

  12. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    Brawley is brawling.  The list you posted is amazing - hard to imagine going through all that; even the small ones would alarm me.  I used to live in the San Diego area - but I only felt one earthquake the entire three-plus years I was there. It was about a 4.0, located near El Centro as I recall, which is where you are? Sounds like the same area of the swarm today.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That list is at least 3 times longer now. Check it out. big_smile

      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

      And look at all the new, pretty red dots. big_smile

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I know there's usually a lot of activity along the Pacific Plate (Ring of Fire), but this seems a bit  extreme.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Seems unusual to me too, but It's not 12/21/12 yet...

          1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I'd say 'Lol,' but maybe that's not all that funny!

            1. paradigmsearch profile image88
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              That USGS list is becoming unbelievable. I'm beginng to think that this nonsense could go on for days.

              1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
                Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                The news stories all say this is typical for Brawley.  But still . . .

                There's also been a small one in N Ca.  So things are busy out your way today.

        2. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ya gotta an extra room in Texas there for me?

          1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Come on down!  We have a big state - you'd love Austin.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm about a 100 miles from the epicenter. So I've only experienced 2 lamp-swayings so far. If a 3rd one happens today, I will have a new personal best.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The one measly quake I felt in CA was brief where I was - the floor lurched for a split second, and I froze, wondering if This Is It.  Then nothing.  But the next day I learned there really was an earthquake, out in the east part of So.Cal.  If I were going through what you're experiencing today, I'd be freaking out.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Don't worry. I already unboxed my teddy bear and extra blankie just in case. big_smile

          1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Well, I'd probably lose it so badly I'd need a box of Pampers, too.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image88
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Media has promoted it from "earthquake swarm" to "earthquake storm". But there are no jammed freeways... All will be well.

              1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
                Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Good luck - I'll be praying for you and all the others I know in California.  It will be difficult to sleep tonight while thinking of this.

                1. paradigmsearch profile image88
                  paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  If it helps, either the USGS map is broken or there has been no activity for over an hour now. Don't you go worrying. Sleep well. smile

                  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
                    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    That helps - but somehow I feel what you said earlier could be the case, that this could go on for a while.  I'll check first thing in the morning to see what's happened overnight.  Get some rest!

  13. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    I have an iPad app that shows quakes, hurricanes, etc.  Indonesia & Chile both have had 5.0 or higher quakes, and Los Angeles has been hit, too, but not that large.

  14. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    I've got the 'Real Time' earthquake map on. Looks like you just had another one!

  15. TahoeDoc profile image97
    TahoeDocposted 4 years ago

    Sorry to say, I just read an article that there may be "thousands" of these (mostly smaller ones) over the next few days. The other surprising thing to me is that 30+ of these had been over 3.5. I used to live in SoCal, but never had that many, that big.

    Stay safe!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/26/us/califo … ?hpt=us_c2

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting article, thanks!

  16. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    There was a strong (7.4) quake off the coast of El Salvador about an hour ago. Tsunami warning, but no other news. And apparantly some are evacuating from Brawley.

  17. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    I felt one of them in the top deck of Dodger Stadium this afternoon!

    I don't think anyone else noticed. At 100 miles away, even a five is a very mild thump, easy to miss in the general vibrations of a stadium.  (I'm betting the first one you felt was actually bigger than a 2, paradigmsearch. There certainly were a lot of 'em to choose from!)

    Interesting swarm. I'm used to seeing swarms like that AFTER a stronger one like a 6. I wonder if this will build up to a bigger one?

    Still not worried, although if I lived near the epicenter I'd be moving all the breakables into blanket-filled containers on the floor!

  18. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    paradigmsearch hasn't posted for four hours, hope he's ok.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe he finally grabbed a bit of sleep. Hope he checks in soon.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Good morning, all! It's 6:00 AM, HP time (my time as well, which is convenient).

    Looks like things are settling down (no pun intended, well, maybe).

    I will post any new adventures as they happen.

    Hopefully, a peaceful day ahead.

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, I had visions of an exodus out of town, or power blackout after that last 5.3 that hit. The bigger red square appearing suddenly (almost in real time?) on the earthquake animation map is quite startling. And the even bigger one 7.3 off El Salvador turned out to be a non-event too apparantly (no Tsunami). Alls well that ends well etc.

    2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Glad to hear the day started out more calmly than last night.  Keep us updated!

  20. Green Bard profile image92
    Green Bardposted 4 years ago

    We had some last week here in Tenerife.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Frankly, I think we're all doomed. But don't tell Marcy. big_smile

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Wait a minute - I resemble that remark!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image88
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          All is well. Have you joined the party in the top, blue "Introducing On Idle Hubs" thread yet? big_smile

          1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
            Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Checked it out after your alert here.  I have to say I agree with what they're doing, and even thought it will need some tweaks, it should take the site in and all of us who write here in a good direction.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image88
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I just went by USGS. That adventure has definitely slacked off. Good thing, too. I've got a bunch of ZZZ work to do tomorrow.

  21. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Just had a nice little jolt!

    This time it was on the OTHER side of me. I'm surrounded...

  22. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Epicenter (Yorba Linda) about 100 miles away from me again.

    Paradigmsearch is getting nervous... big_smile

  23. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    oh no! hang in there!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The teddy bear is on the desk.

  24. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Got my map on...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Brawley just started up again. I really am surrounded!

      1. snakeslane profile image82
        snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Did you write that hub yet? A picture of Teddy is worth a thousand words...

  25. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    paradigmsearch:

    The Twittersphere has decided all those Yorba Linda quakes are caused by Zombie Richard Nixon. (Since we had a bunch from there earlier this month as well.)*

    I like this explanation.

    I wonder who's buried in Brawley?

    ---

    *Fifteen years ago, when I felt a quake, I turned on the radio or TV to find out the epicenter and magnitude. (Hector Mine Quake sticks in my mind from the OC TV channel: "If you're getting this broadcast, you're one of the few.")
    Ten years ago, when I felt a quake, I logged onto the USGS website and waited 15-20 minutes for the quake map to update.
    Now I just log onto Twitter as soon as it's stopped shaking and search #earthquake. The "OMG #earthquake!" comments quickly establish approximate location and amount of shaking.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! Made me go look. Found this:

      "Kevin Reyes ‏@KevinReyes
      Someone help, Im stuck under my car, @Trevorkelso has a couch on top of him, and @ethanhulse has his legs lodged under the tv. #earthquake"

      Doesn't say where...

      I see that Japan is also having a good time right now...

    2. Lwelch profile image93
      Lwelchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder when we get a new intensity rating based on twitter.  I guess Mercalli could be used that way.


      You know, maybe you should grab a life jacket rather than a teddy bear.  People always claim that Cali is going to break off and fall into the ocean....

      wink

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You are right!

  26. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    You're right Greekgeek,Twitter is the best for breaking news.

  27. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Well, over an hour and nary a quiver. Anywhere.

  28. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    I just signed up for Twitter (again)

  29. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Largish one off Greenland earlier today.

  30. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    paradigmsearch: I saw that Tweet from someone claiming he was stuck under his car, and various other Tweep stuck under various pieces of furniture, show up less than a minute after the 4.1 in Yorba Linda yesterday.

    My first thought was, "Hoax!"

    I'm so blasted cynical. But really, how could a 4.1 flip a couch, and why would people trapped under heavy pieces of furniture...or not so heavy (a TV!?) be Tweeting to each other about it instead of calling 911? smile

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      GreekGeek where did you see this on twitter, I've found lots of earthquake 'sites', but how do you find people talking in real time (about said earthquake)?

      edit: it's ok. I think I figured it out! Getting comments now from Iceland, cool. (literally)

  31. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Big earthquake and aftershocks in Philppines earlier today.

 
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