Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago

Posted by: Ya_basta

Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:00 PM

So, I'm laying in bed, then suddenly my bed starts shaking. I thought it was my Ultramatic bed massage turning on by itself or just my brain playing tricks on me, but nope, it was an earthquake - freaky.

Any other Ontarians experience it?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:03 PM

Sorry Cam, that was me. I had pork 'n beans for lunch.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:06 PM

I didn't even know y'all had earthquakes in Canada. How very un-dude. Hope everybody is okay.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:07 PM

Is Axiom testing an EP1000?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:07 PM

There's a fault line in the Great Lakes somewhere as I understand it.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:09 PM

 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
So, I'm laying in bed, then suddenly my bed starts shaking. I thought it was my Ultramatic bed massage turning on by itself or just my brain playing tricks on me, but nope, it was an earthquake - freaky.

Any other Ontarians experience it?


Yup, earthquake in Scarborough and Mississauga. I tried to about it post here while it was happening but my internet was knocked out.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Is Axiom testing an EP1000?


\:D
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:10 PM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
There's a fault line in the Great Lakes somewhere as I understand it.


That's what I was told too.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:13 PM

Wheelz, when did it hit you? For me it started around 1:43pm and lasted about a minute.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:15 PM

Been awhile since I actually felt an earthquake up here. I virtually slept through the big quake in California in 1971, we were living down there at the time. I got up and told my parents that someone was shaking my bed then went back to sleep.
Posted by: Avi Deshpande

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:17 PM

Damn... Good that you are safe

Hope your Axioms are safe and earthquake proof \:\)

--Avi
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:21 PM

Apparently a 5.8 quake nearby, and a similar one in Gatineau a minute or so later... that's the parking lot gossip anyways.

The best part was all the people calling & emailing customers and co-workers in Silicon Valley explaining that they were going to have to miss the meeting because of an earthquake.

We would have sounded more credible if the World Cup wasn't on at the same time.
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:30 PM

 Originally Posted By: htnut
Wheelz, when did it hit you? For me it started around 1:43pm and lasted about a minute.


It happened around 1:50 and lasted about 10 seconds. It may have been longer as I was intently watching soccer. It'll be interesting to see how powerful it was as it takes quite a bit for my bed to resonate as it did. It's VERY heavy and I'm laying on an air mattress.

All is well here, just freaky, that's all.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:31 PM

reports have it at 5.5
Posted by: axiomoholic

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:32 PM

Magnitude 5.5
Date-Time
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 01:41:42 PM at epicenter

Location 45.955N, 75.546W
Depth 19.2 km (11.9 miles)
Region ONTARIO-QUEBEC BORDER REGION, CANADA
Distances 49 km (31 miles) N (349) from Cumberland, Ontario, Canada
52 km (33 miles) N (10) from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
58 km (36 miles) NNE (16) from Hull, Quebec, Canada
61 km (38 miles) N (11) from OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.5 km (7.1 miles); depth +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles)
Parameters NST=294, Nph=311, Dmin=160.3 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 25,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Posted by: Ichigo_Kurosaki

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:36 PM

Here in Japan we have so many that is pretty much normal for us! There is one time that I though I was gonna die, the windows and doors were all shaking so badly and loud that I had to start praying. Taking in consideration I am not religious. Hopefully nothing bad happened!
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:51 PM

Interesting, so just the one earthquake then... so it would have probably been stronger at Axiom than here.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:52 PM

 Originally Posted By: axiomoholic
Magnitude 5.5
Date-Time
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 01:41:42 PM at epicenter

Location 45.955N, 75.546W
Depth 19.2 km (11.9 miles)
Region ONTARIO-QUEBEC BORDER REGION, CANADA
Distances 49 km (31 miles) N (349) from Cumberland, Ontario, Canada
52 km (33 miles) N (10) from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
58 km (36 miles) NNE (16) from Hull, Quebec, Canada
61 km (38 miles) N (11) from OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.5 km (7.1 miles); depth +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles)
Parameters NST=294, Nph=311, Dmin=160.3 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 25,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6


Cool, thanks!
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 02:58 PM

 Originally Posted By: Ichigo_Kurosaki
There is one time that I though I was gonna die, the windows and doors were all shaking so badly and loud that I had to start praying. Taking in consideration I am not religious. Hopefully nothing bad happened!


If the earthquake was caused by God we should kill it.
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 04:17 PM

HEHEHE
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 04:33 PM

 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
HEHEHE


I thought you might like that wheelz999. It would be atleast more productive than praying. ;\)
Posted by: oldskoolboarder

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 05:27 PM

5.5? Now that's cute. ;\)
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 05:32 PM

Yeah, Cesar. I'm glad everyone's ok, but I can only smile at the reactions to those who don't experience earthquakes regularly.

(Note: I lived in California most of my life.)
Posted by: Mad Beggar

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 06:56 PM

[BREAKING NEWS]

Prototype Subwoofer shakes Ontario and Quebec.

Axiom's Prototype EP36000P Subwoofer is believed to have caused a 5.5 magnitude earthquake earlier today.
Shortly before the event, a large power drop was detected on the power grid near Dwight, ON causing several homes and businesses to go out of power for a few minutes.
The Prototype device show here below on a clandestinely acquired picture is believed to be powered by a dedicated 90 Terawatt circuit. Its output on a 20hz reference sine-wave is also believed to generate winds of up to 120km/h.
Earlier this week, Axiom employees were seen leaving the test laboratories with serious cases of horizontal hair due.



Posted by: Ian

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 07:01 PM

Deny, deny, deny!

I maintain it was caused by earthshaking response to the new Series 3 announcement.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 09:28 PM


Posted by: fredk

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 09:30 PM

 Originally Posted By: oldskoolboarder
5.5? Now that's cute. ;\)

Yeah. It was a cute little rumble. The highest magnitude quake recorded in this fault zone (western Quebec) was 6.4. These are very old faults, and for the most part not active.
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 09:55 PM

I came across this interesting read concerning said faults.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 10:51 PM

Underground subwoofer tests. Hmmm.

I thought that "test tower" looked more like a drill rig than an antenna mast.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 11:00 PM

 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
I came across this interesting read concerning said faults.

Hey Cam. I remember that article coming out shortly after the last 'big one' in '92/93.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/23/10 11:41 PM

I dunno, Ian, I suspect they're called Epicenters for a reason...
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/24/10 01:00 AM

Busted !!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/24/10 06:52 AM

Interesting stuff. I have only felt one earthquake here in PEI that I remember. I was just a kid and I remember waking up one morning wondering why my old dresser was squeaking it's way across the floor towards my bed. It had those little, old fashioned, squeaky steel wheels so the sound was more ominous than the bit of vibrations I eventually noticed.

Glad there was no major damage. At least none of I have heard of yet. 5.n may not be a 'big one' but we don't exactly engineer stuff for earthquakes up here like you do as a habit in California and places.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/24/10 06:53 AM

Also Cam, you need a new sign in your bedroom now.
"If the beds a rockin......"
Posted by: Ya_basta

Re: Earthquake in Peterborough minutes ago - 06/24/10 07:51 AM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
I came across this interesting read concerning said faults.

Hey Cam. I remember that article coming out shortly after the last 'big one' in '92/93.


Fred, the last one we had in Peterborough was around 7-8 years ago.

 Originally Posted By: Murph
Also Cam, you need a new sign in your bedroom now.
"If the beds a rockin......"


That's good Murph! My mom would love it .