4.2 earthquake in MICHIGAN?! Felt across entire state

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/possible-earthquake-felt-across-michigan

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    Did you feel it? At 12:24 Saturday afternoon, a 4.2 earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey, struck about 5 miles southeast of Galesburg, Michigan, which is just east of Kalamazoo.

    In metro Detroit, the modest jolt was felt for five to ten seconds. There are no immediate reports of damage, and a quake of this size on the Richter scale would not be likely to cause much if any damage.

    Early reports are that this quake was felt from Chicago to Toledo. Earthquakes in Michigan are not a common occurrence, but they do happen every few years. Most are less than a 4.0, and if you didn't feel it, you have lots of company. If you were driving, outside, or moving around, you probably missed it.

    The epicenter of the quake is near the place where the strongest quake was ever recorded in Michigan. That happened on Aug. 9, 1947, according to the USGS. That measured a 4.6 on the Richter scale. It damaged chimneys and cracked plaster over a large area that was around 50,000 square miles.
     
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    I felt it. No big deal.
     
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    I understand the earthquake caused more than 50 million dollars of improvements to Detroit.

    :backlol2:
     
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    Some footage from the quake

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    That goddamn Obama
     
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    That's what she said.
     
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    Kalamazoo! That's @Blur territory.
     
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    The anti-fracker's wet dream.
     
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    Was this the weekend Hein was doing the commencement speech?

    His fat ass stepping of the plane would be good enough for a 4.5 at least.
     
  11. Henry14

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    It was weird. I just woke up and my house was shaking. I said it was an earthquake and my girlfriend said I was an idiot.
     
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    So you were both right?
     
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    We're the Reggies be scared in Deeeetroit?
     
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    I was in downtown Detroit and didn't feel it. I've always felt quakes here. It's subtle but a little dizzying.
     
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    What area are you in?
     
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    I live about 10 miles north of Toledo and didn't feel it. The only times I've felt earthquakes around here are when I've been up 5 or 7 floors at work in Toledo & felt the building sway a bit.
     
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    I heard there was over $12 of damage, Robin.
     
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    Reaction to Jon Hein speech announcement

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    A Michigan 4.2 is like a California 0.0...that also goes for earthquakes
     
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    I didn't feel it but my cat did. :dontknow: