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Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017
by mnymgr1
how are our members doing down in FL who decided to stay ??
looks like the east coast got a reprieve of sorts while the gulf side of FL is taking the brunt of the storm.
I hope all of you who hunkered down are safe.
good luck

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017
by Super Stacker PCB
I don't know any members, but I have some guys I work with who live in the Naples area and they say it was getting pretty bad. Haven't heard anything out of them in the past couple of hours, they seem to think the storm surge was going to be the big issue. They say it's like Miami where a extreme high tide will cause flooding from time to time. Up here in the panhandle they have closed all schools and city operations. Gulf Power just sent out a tweet telling us to be ready for the possibility of power being out for up to two days. I hope they are over estimating. Sorry for my southern neighbors, but I hope the lower half of the state powers down Irma before she gets up here.

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017
by Brades
Wasn't too bad on the east coast in Port Orange... Hurricane Matthew did more damage.

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Anyone in my area of WV or Va feel that earthquake just a few min ago?

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017
by jcz1
Rodebaugh wrote:Anyone in my area of WV or Va feel that earthquake just a few min ago?

There have been: (M1.5 or greater)

79 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
868 earthquakes in the past 7 days
3,135 earthquakes in the past 30 days
39,516 earthquakes in the past 365 days

18 minutes ago 2.1 magnitude, 3 km depth Janesville, California, United States
30 minutes ago 1.5 magnitude, 3 km depth Atascadero, California, United States
about an hour ago 3.2 magnitude, 20 km depth Pearisburg, Virginia, United States
about 3 hours ago 2.1 magnitude, 36 km depth Pāhala, Hawaii, United States
about 3 hours ago 4.9 magnitude, 51 km depth Kirakira, Makira, Solomon Islands
about 3 hours ago 2.1 magnitude, 54 km depth Anchor Point, Alaska, United States
about 5 hours ago 1.9 magnitude, 9 km depth Challis, Idaho, United States
about 5 hours ago 1.5 magnitude, 0 km depth Ester, Alaska, United States
about 5 hours ago 2.3 magnitude, 8 km depth Smith, Nevada, United States
about 5 hours ago 2.3 magnitude, 1 km depth Fort Irwin, California, United States

https://earthquaketrack.com/recent

That's a lot of earthquakes! :shock:

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017
by mnymgr1
are there any fault lines in WV / VA ??
didn't know that if there were.
I know there is a non-active one in downstate IL, figure when that one let's go, will shake all of Illinois into pieces since it has been stuck for so long
good luck down there

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017
by Rodebaugh
I'm sure there are some faults. Likely deep and not to terribly active if I were to chance a guess. It felt like someone shooting coal but seemed to last for 1-1.5 seconds instead of the normal millisecond. Barely noticeable in fact.

Zugzwang, You are in the next Valley over. Did you feel it?

http://www.wvva.com/story/36358299/2017 ... -county-wv

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017
by Recluse
mnymgr1 wrote:are there any fault lines in WV / VA ??
didn't know that if there were.
I know there is a non-active one in downstate IL, figure when that one let's go, will shake all of Illinois into pieces since it has been stuck for so long
good luck down there


We had a 3.1 last saturday
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes ... #executive

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017
by Zugzwang
Hiya All,
I felt nothing, but I was in my work building at the time, and it is currently under construction...
When I was a teenager, I experienced 3.2 "quake" 100 miles or so west of here. So, smaller ones happen here, but not too often...
Cheers,
Zz :kitty:

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017
by Brick's
Apologies in advance for taking off track.

Rodebaugh wrote:<snip> It felt like someone shooting coal but seemed to last for 1-1.5 seconds instead of the normal millisecond . . . <snip>


Now I am sure the term "shooting coal" is a very familiar one in certain parts or regions of the US, but I have never lived in one of them. So Doc, I have to ask? Your reply appreciated in advance.

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017
by Diggin4copper
My top 3 guesses...
1- the noise the coal delivery truck makes when dumping a load of coal in your driveway...
2- The boom when a vein is being blown up in t h e hills
3- The sound a shotgun makes when your neighbor is chasing off them dirty coal miners

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017
by MasterBlaster
Brick's wrote:Apologies in advance for taking off track.

Rodebaugh wrote:<snip> It felt like someone shooting coal but seemed to last for 1-1.5 seconds instead of the normal millisecond . . . <snip>


Now I am sure the term "shooting coal" is a very familiar one in certain parts or regions of the US, but I have never lived in one of them. So Doc, I have to ask? Your reply appreciated in advance.

I'm not Doc but I am a retired blaster, "shooting coal" I believe translates into a coal mine blasting, shooting is a slang for blasting in the biz. Usually seismographs are used at mines or job sites to measure ground vibrations. Sorry Doc just had to :wave:

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017
by gramcracker
Rodebaugh wrote:I'm sure there are some faults. Likely deep and not to terribly active if I were to chance a guess. It felt like someone shooting coal but seemed to last for 1-1.5 seconds instead of the normal millisecond. Barely noticeable in fact.

Zugzwang, You are in the next Valley over. Did you feel it?

http://www.wvva.com/story/36358299/2017 ... -county-wv


I am pretty darn close to the center (Summers County) but I did not feel it. I think I was mowing with a DR walk behind brush hog that feels sort of like an earthquake itself. A few years back I did feel the one in VA and knew it was an earthquake. I even left the house!

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017
by gramcracker
My wife felt it. She was in Hinton. Another woman knew it was an earthquake from being in CA.

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017
by Rodebaugh
Correct: a shot is an explosive charge used to break up material. Coal in a strip gets blasted. Underground works to my knowledge never get shot. It's just not safe or necessary.

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017
by MasterBlaster
Rodebaugh wrote:Correct: a shot is an explosive charge used to break up material. Coal in a strip gets blasted. Underground works to my knowledge never get shot. It's just not safe or necessary.

correct underground not safe due to methane gas running thru seams.

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017
by Blue Angel
We just now, late this afternoon, have electricity. We have been on generator power since the flood. A really giant step. ....

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017
by RLNcoinbuyer
Awesome news :clap:

Blue Angel wrote:We just now, late this afternoon, have electricity. We have been on generator power since the flood. A really giant step. ....

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017
by fredzoyt
Blue Angel wrote:We just now, late this afternoon, have electricity. We have been on generator power since the flood. A really giant step. ....


PRAISE THE LORD JIM! That is indeed awesome news. :thumbup: :clap:

Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017
by Lucky me
I'm not as bad off as Blue Angel I'm only a week in without power in Lehigh Acres Florida. Jim I hope things get back to normal for you soon.