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Originally posted by SusanFrey
Interesting don't usually see a lot here,
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 22:59:23 UTC
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 05:59:23 PM at epicenter
Location 33.591°N, 86.672°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)
Region BIRMINGHAM URBAN AREA, ALABAMA
Distances 14 km (8 miles) ENE of Birmingham, Alabama
40 km (24 miles) NNE of Alabaster, Alabama
62 km (38 miles) ESE of Jasper, Alabama
140 km (86 miles) NNW of MONTGOMERY, Alabama
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 2.1 km (1.3 miles)
Parameters NST= 12, Nph= 12, Dmin=69 km, Rmss=0.71 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=6
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0005u19
Originally posted by StealthyKat
reply to post by SusanFrey
What the H***?? Now Alabama?? What's going on? We don't have many earthquakes in the southeast.... It worries me.
Originally posted by Robin Marks
Here's some fun reading. Following the Virgina quake, a geologist states Central Texas is unlikely to have a quake above 4.0 - 4.5M. Well, it didn't take long for one to hit that was almost above 4.5M.
At the end of the article he admits he could be wrong.
Texas is related to Oklahoma, which is related to Arkansas. Which is related to Colorado and Virgina.
Also, we must remember the drought in Texas. Puterman mentions in the Texas thread, the water-table.
The farmers must have tapped the sucker dry and it could have settled and collapsed in parts.
The end of the drought may produce a quake bigger than 4.5M.
These oil and gas boys are hastening the future. They are destabalizing the mid-continental faults.
I would be surprised if we get a quake in the Gulf somewhere near Alabama. There was one back a few months ago. Another is probably due sometime soon.