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Earth Quake???? wilsonville

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by jmurray192, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    Ether my intire building is not built right or we just had a small earth quake? I live on top floor everything shook for about 3 secs. :paranoid:
     
  2. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I live a spitball away from I5 and never know if it's a quake or an heavy 18 wheeler driving by.
     
  3. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Apparently a 3.4 out of Mollala
     
  4. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    Recent earthquakes
    earthquake.usgs.gov

    Time
    Magnitude
    Location
    14 minutes ago
    3.5
    Oregon
    Map


    Yep here it is havent been in one for awhile
     
  5. 142

    142 Rogue Valley Member

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    Felt it in Tigard. Minor rumble.
     
  6. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    At about 10pm I thought I heard a strange sound. 10 seconds later my wife says, "what was that, did you feel that?!" I didn't feel it though I heard something that sounded like possibly our building (condo) settling. Sure enough, epicenter was in Molalla, 3.2. Warning shots for the big one? Sure hope not!
     
  7. Mohawk13

    Mohawk13 Home on The Range Active Member

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    Nope. Didn't feel it. So Long Suckers......
     
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  8. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    Nothing here in NoPo, but I'm probably too far away to feel anything.
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood Clark County, WA Well-Known Member

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    i felt something as i was sitting in my tractor-trailer at the super 8 in grants pass. it made the truck jump a little! i got outside and ran around the truck and trailer to make sure nothing came loose, or was going to tip over.
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yep my house in Silverton just barely shuddered. Much like when a really good blast of wind hits the huge south wall. We went through the Spring Break Quake 5.6 (centered in the same area) and the only thing I have ever found that was due to the quake was a couple of vertical cracks in the paint where two walls meet at a 90 in the kitchen. The walls there are particle board.
     
  11. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I felt it here in Tigard as well. I was sitting in bed and I felt the shaking for about ten seconds total.
     
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    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    Just settled into bed when we heard a sound and the house moved. Thought it was the misses shaking the bed until she asked if I had "felt that?"
     
  13. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Portlander here, I spent several years in SoCal and felt many quakes there. Sometimes being on the upper floor of a structure can really amplify the wobble. What moves a couple inches on the ground might produce extra flex and sway a few stories up. I swear I heard nails squeaking in the frame of my house in San Diego more than once.

    Then the trick for me, in the middle of the night, is to try to go back to sleep after a shaker. Was it a tiny local one? Or maybe it was a humongous catastrophe 1000 miles away and we're feeling it way out on the 10th ring from the bullseye? The internet is cool because we can find out pretty quickly where it was and how intense. Then because we're wide awake we can look for guns and stuff online!

    Major quakes coming? Who knows? I'll take my chances anywhere, anytime, on the west coast over those tornadoes and hurricanes in the east.
     
  14. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Think of it as a reminder to be prepared, where you might need to be self-sustaining for up to four weeks.

    Peter
     
  15. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    was there really a quake??

    I didn't feel a thing ..
     
  16. Ownerus

    Ownerus South Clackamas Co. Active Member

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    Near Molalla, just felt a single "thump", not even a second of duration. Two in the house felt it, two didn't notice. Hopefully it's a little stress reliever helping forestall the "big" one.
     
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    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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  18. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    If "the big one" hits the NW you're gonna need more than that. Think of how commerce will be disrupted if the bridges fall. Nothing moving up i-5 or 84, busted up rail road tracks, and even in Portland one side will be cut off from the other. Bridges, roads, and tracks take a long time repair
     
  19. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree four weeks would not be enough in my opinion for long term, but since most people do not have more than 3 days or 1 week at most, it would be an excellent start.

    I suggest you do the four week project as pointed out and then build on it, thats how I started, 2 weeks, four weeks, 90 days, 6 months and now except for a reliable water and long term energy source I am set.
     
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