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originally posted by: TheJesuit
Hi, id like to point out that in the last few months EQ activity HAS INCREASED near the East Coast of the US . Now i know ive posted some real doosies in the past but in my defense specifics are just educated guesses.
Within the last few weeks you can actually see new locations of earthquakes that aren't in normal areas. The 7.8 EQ recently really has made this quite evident!
A very unusual and frightening thing is taking place throughout the USA right now: The entire land mass of the country is vibrating. It began with an explosive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador at around 7:58 PM Eastern US Time and has not stopped since.
The entity which monitors earthquakes throughout the country is the US Geological Survey (USGS). They run the Advanced National Seismic Sensors (ANSS) which is the "backbone" of all the earthquake monitoring throughout the nation. The ANSS has about eighty-eight seismographs nationwide.
As shown below, with the exception of two seismographs that are not presently functioning, seismographs in the entire United States are showing ongoing quivering from the Ecuador Earthquake! ALL OF THEM! It's almost as though the earthquake shook the planet and caused it to wobble!
originally posted by: onehuman
Isn't there a pretty big fault line around the Bahamas or south of the islands? I grew up in Florida, but I can't say as I recall ever feeling one here. All limestone anyway basically.
Maybe the one I'm thinking of runs closer to Cuba. Sorry it's late and the brain isn't cooperating real well right now.
originally posted by: mysticrecluse
a reply to: TheJesuit
I remember quite a few years ago, there was a small earthquake in Virginia. Some reported that they could feel rumbles here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, where I'm located...but I didn't feel them.
Anyway, the quakes were supposed to have been from the Appalachian fault line, which is usually very tame so quakes are pretty rare around here. Haven't had one since that I know of, but I could maybe see how the plates around here could get a bit more active over the next several years. Especially since there were two pretty big ones around the ring of fire recently. That's sort of on the other side of the planet, but you never know when things might pick up.
Whereabouts are these new earthquakes popping up?
Edit: Oh hey, here's a map that shows some odd activity (at least odd by my standards...how often do quakes along the East coast occur?) all along the Easternmost states. What's up with that?
“Although we have seen no effects here, our Emergency Services Department has been in contact with our State partners and will be monitoring as needed,” officials wrote on Facebook.
The Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources also tweeted about the earthquake, saying that it took place “on the outer continental shaft.”