posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 12:00 PM
Recently, I've read some things talking about the USGS covering up earthquakes or downsizing them for whatever reasons. After what I've been told
today, I feel this is absolutely true!
First off, I live about 2 hours or so from the quake that occurred on August 23rd. We felt that one pretty good. Since then I have been checking the
USGS site a lot more than I was before, numerous times a day.
This morning when I talked to my mom that lives about 5 miles from me, the first thing she asked was how did you sleep last night? I said pretty good
I think. She said well at 1am we had another pretty good aftershock. She was up in her bedroom and she said her bed started shaking, her fan was
shaking and the dress bag hanging on the back of her door was rattling around pretty loud. She couldn't believe that one didn't wake me up!!!
Then, when I got to the office this morning, a co-worker asked me if I felt the earthquake during the night last night? I said no and asked if it was
the one around 1am? She said NO this one was around 3am. She said it only lasted a few seconds but everything in her house was vibrating and shaking.
I heard on our local news station this morning that it was being reported that a 3.4 mag. aftershock hit a little after 5am this morning. They said
absolutely nothing about the other two that were felt during the night! So, I checked the USGS site and they show nothing for those times either. What
is going on??
I figured that here in my area, nobody has said they have felt any of the other aftershocks that are in the 2.0 to 3.0 range but a couple of
earthquakes that were obviously strong enough to be felt here and in the little town over, were felt really well and not reported by the USGS??? The
3.4 that occurred a little after 5am this morning was not felt by anyone I know, in my area, but they reported on that one?
Can someone explain why the USGS would be hiding these little aftershocks or not reporting them at all???? What is there to hide?? It's not out of
the ordinary to get aftershocks after an earthquake. Why would they be reporting on some and not others?