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Nice little earthquake #46729
03/20/2015 08:26 AM
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Just moments ago
Haven't felt one of those in a while
That was fun

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Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: CGB] #46730
03/20/2015 08:29 AM
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Yes, over here on VG it was light but went on a good while which caused concern.

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: CGB] #46731
03/20/2015 08:30 AM
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I saw a string of 11 tremors on my USGS alerts last night. I just checked USGS and see a 4.6 magnitude just popped off. Big one! Good luck.

Cheers, RickG

Last edited by RickG; 03/20/2015 08:31 AM.

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Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: CGB] #46732
03/20/2015 08:31 AM
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Now going to Savannah Bay to test my Tusnami escape route. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: CGB] #46733
03/20/2015 08:31 AM
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Shook us here on Nail Bay. First I've felt.
Rumble on the beach, husband said windows rattled in the house.
4.6 according to http://earthquake-report.com/2012/02/11/caribbean-region-real-time-earthquakes-list/


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Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: Will_L] #46734
03/20/2015 08:32 AM
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yeah - it wasn't the regular "snap & done"

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: Will_L] #46735
03/20/2015 08:34 AM
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Didnt feel anything here in Apple..what time??

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: Manpot] #46736
03/20/2015 08:35 AM
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Manpot - just a few moments before I posted

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: Will_L] #46737
03/20/2015 08:35 AM
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Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: RickG] #46738
03/20/2015 08:36 AM
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8:18AM.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: RickG] #46739
03/20/2015 08:39 AM
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well... I was gonna say... tsunami won't affect most of us on Tortola
but.... Anegada could get a bit wet...what is the highest point? 24 feet above sea ?
Manpot could get a bit damp also

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: RickG] #46740
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Well that explains everything! Anchored in Christmas Cove and got woken up in the wee hours - boat is being tossed around like a cork. Bam! Bam! Holy ... thought I was being attached by a whale or something!

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: RickG] #46741
03/20/2015 08:45 AM
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Thanks Rick..I was up and about but didnt feel it..

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: Manpot] #46742
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http://ntwc.arh.noaa.gov/

Nobody panic. There is no Tsunami warning. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Joy.gif" alt="" />

NOAA Clearly states at the link above:
* There is NO tsunami danger from this earthquake. Issued at: 3/20/2015, 7:21:42 AM

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: RickG] #46743
03/20/2015 10:01 AM
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All these years I've wanted to feel one and we must have been in the boat coming into Trellis Bay! Wonder if we'll find any damage when we get back home.

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: busyengineer] #46744
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Well that explains everything! Anchored in Christmas Cove and got woken up in the wee hours - boat is being tossed around like a cork. Bam! Bam! Holy ... thought I was being attached by a whale or something!


Sounds like a ferry wake.
In a earthquake your boat will feel like something jolted it.

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: RatmansWife] #46745
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Very shallow.

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: casailor53] #46746
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Here's a website that monitors Earthquakes around the world and will text your cell phone if a tsunami warning has been issued for your area
http://cwarn.org

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: sail445] #46747
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Jolted is correct! Thought I run aground, been hit by another boat or getting humped by an amorous whale or something smile

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: Will_L] #46748
03/20/2015 06:57 PM
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4.6 "big one" Nah! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: OneEyedJack] #46749
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Of course not especially by California standards but hey it was my first at sea so I'm no longer an earthquake virgin I guess?

Nice little earthquake #46750
03/20/2015 07:34 PM
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Live on the New Madrid fault where if 1811and 12 were today would likely be the worst disaster ever to befall the U.S. .. Huge area was involved..fish on two Huge lakes that were created overnight in S. Illinois and West Tennessee ... the Mississipi river near my house ran backwards for a good while and today every bridge and masonry building between St Louis and Memphis would be gone. A 4.9 ..though the duration was a bit disconcerting was not anything to worry bout. One shower..and then a magnificent day.

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: Will_L] #46751
03/20/2015 09:16 PM
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I would worry more about Will who is dead center of the New Madrid than I would Manpot. OTOH Thurston will have premium seats at South Sound available for the next BVI tsunami. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: GlennA] #46752
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Glenn, what would it have looked like on the water?

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: RatmansWife] #46753
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If the volcano in Montserrate blows out the N west side of the mountain we will have a tsunami on the south side of the VI's and PR in twenty minutes or so.

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: sail445] #46754
03/21/2015 08:33 AM
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Now that would be intersting ( heard there had already been insurance gurus looking at potential damage in RT). I wonder how far that would wrap around and affect the north shore??

Re: Nice little earthquake #46755
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Considering the sizes of the Islands I would imagine the seas would wrap around all of them except PR

Re: Nice little earthquake [Re: sail445] #46756
03/21/2015 08:50 AM
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My money is on a major break in the bottom of the Anegada Trough sending a big wave in from the east. If you consider the Virgin Island/Puerto Rico microplate as fixed, the Atlantic Ocean is moving west on the other side of the north drop by about half an inch a year and St. Martin is moving east at about one inch a year. Lots of little quakes like this one mean that the north fault is moving along nicely but there has been almost no significant activity to the east in almost 150 years.

Normaly you would not be aware of an earthquake on a boat. At anchor you might hear a low rumble transmitted up the anchor chain. However, there is an effect called a seismic seiche or slosh that can occur in certain conditions in an inclosed body of water. I don't think Christmas Cove would qualify but the Bight might.


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Re: Nice little earthquake #46757
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Well the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean is the PR trench which is actually a fault line, if it were to have a quake large enough to cause it to collapse half of PR would slide into the sea.
As for feeling the effects of an earthquake at anchor my experience has been once in Trellis Bay and once in the Marina Puerto del Rey, both are pretty much enclosed.


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