I'm surprised to see everyone missed the 2.1 quake 7 miles SSW of New Madrid, Missouri. When you look at it on the app map, that quake is smack dab in the middle of the road. Quoting: Just Trina
Is this just a precursor to something much larger? This happened around 7:30 am this morning. Just a heads up. Great thread O's cookie!!!
Yes, a 2.1 is small and insignificant, but the location of the quake is not. It's one in my opinion we must always keep an eye on.
Thanks Just Trina...
I checked the quakes this A.M. but it had not registered yet.
Yeah...I don't think that there is such a thing as an
"insignificant" quake. You also may not know it, I didn't
until I did some research--but the USGS CHANGED the Richter
Scale measuring units in the mid 1980's.
They LOWERED the numbers by a factor of 1,000 by making a
3.0 pt. quake a 2.0 pt.quake. Speculation on this was
because the inventor of the whole Richter Scale System
died. They had some idea even back then that world quakes
would both INCREASE IN NUMBER and in INTENSITY...so they
did this to lessen public alarm. So...any time I look at the USGS reports--I ALWAYS add one
full digit to their report
--that gives a much better idea
of how intense the quakes are. The one in Sumatra this past
week came in at a 8.9 pt. in the Asian news UTUBE videos.
USGS down-graded it to a 7.8 pt....but that would STILL
BE 8.8 pt. by the PRE-1980'S Richter Scale! A very