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DAllen

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Well, it isn't that big of a quake, in fact at 4.3 mag it is pretty tiny:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2010snay.html

I know there are a lot of TRF'ers that live around there so who felt it? What was it like? Was there cracked plaster? Inquiring minds want to know!

Also, are there any Geologists around these parts that might be able to shed some light as to why it happened? I have a bachelors in geology and my suspicion is a phenomenon known as "glacial iso-static uplift." OTOH, since I haven't exactly used my major in about 15 years I am not really up to date on the latest info on this sort of thing.

-Dave
 

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Well, it isn't that big of a quake, in fact at 4.3 mag it is pretty tiny:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/us2010snay.html

I know there are a lot of TRF'ers that live around there so who felt it? What was it like? Was there cracked plaster? Inquiring minds want to know!

Also, are there any Geologists around these parts that might be able to shed some light as to why it happened? I have a bachelors in geology and my suspicion is a phenomenon known as "glacial iso-static uplift." OTOH, since I haven't exactly used my major in about 15 years I am not really up to date on the latest info on this sort of thing.

-Dave
I'm too far south for glacial rebound, but I am fairly close to the New Madrid system. There are quakes all the time in this general region that occasionally get up to 4+. I've only felt about 4 or 5 in my lifetime, but I'm several miles southeast of the usual epicenters.


Edit: The most recent one of any size was a 3.4 back in November, about 60 miles due west of me.
 
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