posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 03:49 PM
I'm SOOO bummed out!!!
I live on the river just across from Canada (near Alexandria Bay), that would be the St Lawrence river. Didn't feel anything!!
When I was living in Syracuse however, the EQ we had back around 5 years ago or so? Think it was centered somewhere in the Adirondacks, felt that one
big time! I thought one of my roommates had sneaked into my room and was shaking my bed!! It woke me up, and I was out cold from working an all night
I think this area in general is prone to a decent (5.0 or so) earthquake every 5 or 6 years? (okay, small for you west coasters I suppose).
As far as it being felt so far, if you spend much time on the Fragile Earth forums reading the earthquake threads...you would have learned that the
geology East of the Rockies (I think its the Rockies...Eastern part of the US anyways)...is such that the ground carries the eq waves further; where
as on the west coast the earthquake diminishes in intensity faster the further away it is.
An interesting note however since a few people have mentioned it...I also noticed a few blackhawk and (possibly) chinook helicopters. Fort Drum is
right up here and they do a lot of ops...enough that when I hear them I don't even pay much attention to them anymore. So I seriously doubt they had
anything to do with the earthquake...but it is quite a coincidence!
So much can be learned from following these thread on ATS! Props to all the ATS posters!