A quake, a quake

I don’t know how big an earthquake that just was, but it felt every bit as bad as the one in '89. It woke me up from a sound sleep and went for over a minute.

Edit: apparently it was only a 6.1, but it was centered about fifteen miles away from me.

This one, @Nabiki?

Living in Wisconsin, I can honestly say that I’ve never felt an earthquake. I can only imagine that it must be one uneasy feeling with the ground shaking beneath your feet.

Having recently visited Wisconsin…why is your state so flat, and why do you people tolerate it!?

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Yep. That’s the one.

More like a rumble/shake like a large truck going by, then waves as everything moves.

It was a pretty weird one, and I was further away from the epicenter than Nabiki. It felt like it went on for several minutes. It wasn’t a jumping up and down sensation, is was more like the building was swaying back and forth.

And I was immediately messaged by a few friends and acquaintances to make sure I was okay.

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You got the song I was thinking about when I posted. :slight_smile:


Recognized it immediately. Didn’t think of it this morning though.

I was more, “jeebus, this is like surfing blindfolded.”

I’ve felt two earth quakes here in Indiana. Both were pretty freaky, and I was hundreds of miles from the epicenter on both. One I was lying on my waterbed when someone turned on the wave machine. And the other I was just sitting at home. I think total personal damage for both was a picture and a glass falling over. Supposedly we have one of the biggest faults ever just under 200 miles away, but apparently it’s saving up for one big one, at which point every city within a few hundred miles will just collapse, and then all the trailer park people can get their revenge for all those tornado jokes.

I imagine you get almost used to them out there, kind of like how I ignore tornado sirens most of the time.

I see your earthquake and raise you a volcano:


You can read more from here: http://www.dailykos.com/user/Rei

This one has the potential to be a lot, lot bigger than the last eruption in 2010.

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I happen to like living here. I’ve been though much flatter states that also have far less trees than here.

Always reminds me of this



This is kind of cool. The results on sleeping patterns of people in the area who use jawbone.

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This is kind of cool. The results on sleeping patterns of people in the area who use jawbone.[/quote]
That worries me - just how much data is Jawbone (et al) collecting on people, and how secure / anonymised is it?

Well, it’s not like people aren’t aware that the data is being collected. If you buy one of these things, sign up on the website, and link everything up without realizing that it’s being collected, you’re probably having trouble getting to work every morning without falling over a lot.


I had to go check this on the map, since one of the projects I have (currently on the backburner) has Jan Mayen Island as a significant part of the plot. And having this linked with Jan Meyen would have been just too weird.

Yeah, that really looks bad. And it would very likely end up affecting everyone in Iceland, just like the 1905 eruption of Askja, if not worse.

The website seems to imply location can be tracked as well. Which troubles me, if that data is being sent back.

There’s no GPS listed in the features of the Jawbone Up bands on their website, which would make tracking your location quite difficult. It still has to sync via a computer or smartphone, and those could be used to locate you at the time you sync but perhaps not continuously.

But like I said above, when you sign up for one of these things, if you’re not aware that you’re being monitored by a device/service that’s designed to monitor you and marketed as such, you’ve got bigger problems to deal with, such as the inability to drink water without drowning yourself.

I bet you they just used the registered location of the individuals, or the last upload location.