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#66596 - 04/20/02 07:12 PM Re: Earthquake
of troy Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
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Loc: rego park
you sure you want a northern gal like me at one of your parties?

actually, i don't much like hurricanes.. they go on too long..
Friday night, heading to railway station, a squall line pasted throu Manhattan, and we were treated to a
gustornado--a 70-80 mile hour gust of wind that swirls into a funnel, but doesn't ever form into a full tornado.. The bus stopped, the rider all gasped, and it was gone.. garbage cans were knocked over, and the bus shook (more violently than the earthquake shoke my bed!) but not for as long..
By the time i got home, i was treated to peach pink skys.. the storms were fast moving, and heading east..that fun.. hurricanes are hours.. (unless by a hurrican party, you mean a party where you server hurricanes..they are wicked!

my other obsession

#66597 - 04/21/02 12:20 AM .
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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#66598 - 04/21/02 01:47 AM Re: Earthquake
belMarduk Offline
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We felt the quake all the way into Montréal. The quake didn't last long but the sound echoed for a minute or so. I'm told it has to do with the type of rock on which the province rests. It is quite interesting to feel the vibrations and here the grumbling.

One thing is odd, all the birds stopped chirping. At this time of year, what with all the spring mating (now, get your minds outta the gutters, I’m talking about the birds) our yard is a cacophony of different chirps, squeaks and squawks, starting 4:00 in the morning – enough to wake you sometimes.

My chicken-dog Max sproinged into the bed beside me. At 85 lbs, that’s a lot of dog to be sproinging. *Sigh*, not your fierce protector of family my Max. Oh well, what he lacks in courage he makes up in friendliness.

#66599 - 04/21/02 02:53 AM Re: Earthquake
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Ah, don't go spoiling the kids' fun, Max. Let them play.

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#66600 - 04/21/02 03:20 AM Re: Earthquake
belMarduk Offline
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It was 6:40 in the morning on a work day Cap. Trust me, not a lotta playing going on. Snoring more like.

#66601 - 04/21/02 04:28 AM Re: Earthquake
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Milum wrote:

That's it! You two girls must be my guest-of-honors at my next Hurricane Party. No matter if the hurricane is a dud, your curlicue way with the english language will insure the party a huge success.

Honestly, I don't think earthquakes and hurricanes are funny at all--and I sure wouldn't go to a hurricane party though I've heard of people who do for some strange reason.

However, the aftereffects of either Hurricane Hazel or Hurricane Diane back in the mid-50s when I was a child left an enormous white oak tree from our yard completely fallen across the street in front of our house. The neighborhood kids got on the big branches and road them like famous horses from the West--we were the children of Cisco, Roy, Gene, Hopalong and gang. What a huge disappointment when the road crew came and removed that white oak that we kids believed Providence had provided for our entertainment.

Happy Trails to you,

#66602 - 04/21/02 08:58 AM Re: Earthquake
Keiva Offline
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Max says: 3.5??!! Please tell me you're kidding!

Max, we gotta find a word for this. Perhaps earthburp?

#66603 - 04/21/02 11:33 AM Re: Earthquake
Faldage Offline
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3.5 wouldn't even be noticed here

The Richter Scale is an objective measure of the amount of energy released by the quake. How that energy is perceived is largely dependent on the underlying geology of an area. If you pour that 3.5 into a swamp ain' nobody gone even realize there was a quake; dump it into some good solid elastic rock and you'll feel it. We typically don't feel these quakes in Ithaca because we are a local swamp area in a sea of hard rock, but, as helen pointed out, the NE in general is a great hunk of good earthquake transmitter and relatively small quakes get felt at distances that would make a Californian shake his head in utter disbelief.

#66604 - 04/21/02 11:54 AM Re: Earthquake
Keiva Offline
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Manhattan is schist,
NY is gniess.
The schist overlies the gneiss

Helen, I didn't realize you were a punster!

#66605 - 04/21/02 12:05 PM Re: Earthquake
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Registered: 03/13/01
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Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Hey Max, stales...look what I found...And you say Australia is earthquake prone?


Australia wants a repository, too:


Low-level Waste Repository for Australia, Nuclear Issues Briefing Paper # 55, March 2000

Where it comes from:
"While Australia has no nuclear power producing electricity, it does have well-developed usage of radioisotopes in medicine and industry. Many of these isotopes are produced in the research reactor at Lucas Heights, near Sydney."

"When the final precise site in the Woomera area of South Australia is decided, the disposal area of the repository will be about 100 metres square, with long trenches up to 20 metres deep. It will be set in a 2.25 square kilometre buffer zone. If the category S wastes are co-located, their secure building with concrete vaults would comfortably fit in the same area."

Uranium Information Centre Ltd
A.C.N. 005 503 828
GPO Box 1649N, Melbourne 3001, Australia
phone (03) 9629 7744
fax (03) 9629 7207
E-mail : uic@mpx.com.au


More information about Australia's search for a repository for its nuclear waste:

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