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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

[UPDATE] Plainfield wobbles with earthquake


Correct map for today's earthquake, with epicenter in Virginia.
 
Plainfield witnessed the first earthquake I can ever remember shortly before 2 PM this afternoon.

By the time I stopped looking out the windows to see why the house was shaking and decided it must have been an earthquake (all of five minutes), the United States Geological Survey already had the data posted to its website (see here) -- clicking on the map will zoom in.

    As I type this, National Public Radio is passing along an news item of an earthquake southwest of Washington, DC, which is the REAL earthquake.

    Check your news station for more.



    -- Dan Damon [follow]

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    2 comments:

    Jenn Popper said...

    Dan, I believe your link is referring to an August 2003 earthquake in NJ. If you look at the real-time map on the site, you'll see the correct info.

    Anonymous said...

    Since Capt Reick retired, the plan has been known as:

    Run As Fast As You Can