posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Misfit
I was just trying to find out why a thread about an EQ in an EQ prone region of the world was submitted.
1) He broke the news of this quake faster than anyone else in the world. Why? Because he was there, felt it, and posted it, even as I was watching the
thing in GEE. That's worth something.
2) There are several of us who value news like this, that quick, when we are monitoring programs like GEE in near real time. We were even able to come
pretty close to guessing the magnitude of this quake BEFORE the USGS even reported on it. That's also worth something. From his perspective, all he
knows when it's happening is the fact that he is getting shaken, and he does not know anything else. Like for instance, how close was this quake? Was
this a huge quake far away, or a smaller quake close by? How serious is it? Until the USGS or other network reports, you just don't really know. And
so the concern becomes necessary to satisfy.
3) To you this is just a thread, while to him he got rocked. Big difference. You ever been in an earthquake? The ground is the one thing we all
routinely rely on as rock solid. When that shakes, it is an unnerving experience. Try it sometime.
4) According to your line of reasoning, there should have never been the big Yellowstone thread here, because that is also an EQ-prone region of the
world. They have hundreds of small quakes a year in the park.
5) EQ watching has become of serious interest to many here, and for me it is very interesting to get news like this, take some guesses, and then see
what the outcome is. Sorry if you don't share the buzz.