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BSAGuy
Well, to add to the strangeness of 2020, we had a 5.1 earthquake here in NC this morning.  This is extremely rare for us.  I have lived here 61 years and the only other one in my lifetime was about 4-5 years ago.

This one was near the tiny hamlet of Sparta, NC (population 1,700 and home of Dr. Grabow pipes for you pipe smokers), which is about 100 miles north of me.

We felt about 3-4 seconds of shaking at about 8:08 am EDT, but that's all.

Wonder what the rest of the year holds for us all.
- Courtenay
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outlawmws
Barely enough to make me look up out here...
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gpaguy
Congratulations. We had a 5.2 quake here about 10 years ago and that created a lot of excitement. People that were driving or riding in there cars never felt it. I was at work and I first heard this loud noise come from the roof structure. When I looked out the garage door there were 2 trucks shaking. Some damage to masonry buildings but most damaged happened to peoples well's and springs because the quake changed the water table.


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Hot Diggity
I slept right through that one, but I sure remember the last one we had.  I had a Buick or an Oldsmobile on the lift. An older model with about eight feet of hood.  When the shake came through it caused that big hood to slam shut.  I was high stepppin' my way out from under that car!
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outlawmws
I was in a 1950's two a story office building (with zero seismic upgrades) during the '89 Loma Prieta quake.  I got under my desk, yelled for others to do the same, and kissed a part of my anatomy goodbye - I was CERTAIN that building was going to go flat.  I was watching the vertical beams swaying (not inches either! closer to two FEET!) and the hanging Fluorescent lights swinging wildly, some smashing against the vertical beams...

Once it stopped I called SWMBO and told her to get herself and our infant son into the car and stay out of the house.  She wanted to ARGUE with me, saying "it wasn't that bad!"  I told her to shut up and do it, this was the BIG ONE.  she got on the radio (since power was out most everywhere) and was shocked!

I sent my staff home and went myself (I did NOT wait for "management" to figure out what to do...)  I RACED home hoping the bridge wasn't out!.  I was lucky; all bridges but the bay bridge were OK, but many were later shut down for inspection.  On the other side I saw the familiar radio towers (three of them) broken and down.  I got home just before the most massive traffic jam in the areas history settled in for the long haul (many never made it home, they had to sleep in out-of-gas cars, or in their offices...)

We were actually lucky  -  While strong, it was not really "the Big one" (but I'm fine with not seeing any bigger!)

That said, I'll deal with earthquakes more than hurricanes or tornadoes.  I don't know why every structure in tornado alley does not have an underground bunker.  If I had to live there, I would!
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Gunhippie
My brother was in Candlestick park during the Loma Prieta shake. Sounded pretty scary!

Courtenay: Any fracking going on around there?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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BSAGuy
No fracking, Timm.  Just pipe making.

https://www.drgrabow.net/tobacco-pipes/
- Courtenay
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Gunhippie
I had  Dr. Grabow's Honey-Cured pipe once....
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Bumpkin 95
We live about 50 miles from Sparta and I was at work. When my wife called all shook up ( pun intended) she felt it pretty good. I haven’t made it around the house  to check the brick yet. Nothing is built for earthquakes around here and many people are posting Pictures of considerable damage. Lots of buckled brick and chimneys, the Local supermarket suffered quite a bit of damage. Roads opened up and shifted with a busted water main. I know a 5.1 is not big by many standards but our stuff is not made for it over hear. Luckily  no compleat house Collapses that I have seen.
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vanshippilot
I was in Morganton, NC this morning, and missed it although relatives in Cleveland county NC felt a noticeable rumble. As for Sparta, I'll be riding up to the pipe factory for a new one soon, apparently you can buy pipes from their front lobby in person!
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BSAGuy
Gunhippie wrote:
I had  Dr. Grabow's Honey-Cured pipe once....


Did you smoke tobacco in it, Timm?  The factory shown on the website is their "new" factory built in the 1970's.  The original one is still standing closer to town.
- Courtenay
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Gunhippie
Actually, Coutenay, I did! Honest! It was my father's before he quit. It still had the original box, which is how I know about the "honey-cured" bowl. I wonder what ever happened to it?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
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Duck
Talked to my sister who happened to be in Alabama this am. She told me about the quake and said wasn’t too big only 5.1. I told her it might not be too noticeable here but could be pretty bad in that area because nothing is built with earthquakes in mind. Hope everyone is alright and no harm is done to anyone’s collections.

Joe
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Smudge
I used to buy a Dr. Grabow pipe once a year, for my father's birthday gift. I still have a few of his old pipes.
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Bumpkin 95
Well one of guys on my PM crew lives in Sparta. I figured since I had not heard from him all was good.  He and his wife are okay but his house apparently suffered some major damage. I haven’t seen any pictures yet but he is requesting prayers and cannot make it to work tomorrow. So it must be bad. So if the rest of you can remember Roger and his wife in your prayers we all would would be great-full. Thanks 
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Bumpkin 95
He just updated me says insurance won’t pay. So praying FIMA will step up. Apparently most of the brick is bad. Racked the house  so bad it busted his toilets. And he has structural damage.
  • Lee
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10gage
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
He just updated me says insurance won’t pay. So praying FIMA will step up. Apparently most of the brick is bad. Racked the house  so bad it busted his toilets. And he has structural damage.


insurance, what a racket
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Bumpkin 95
Racket for sure. I told my wife to call ours tomorrow and see what would happen if the shoe was on our foot. If not we need to get that fixed. this makes the third time the ground started moving here  in the last 5 years or so
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BSAGuy
That stinks, Lee.  Big time.  So sorry to hear that about your friend.
- Courtenay
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JimL
My sister is just southeast of Charlotte and felt it.   She said her house was shaking for about three seconds.  That's a bit of a hike from Sparta to have felt it so strongly.

-Jim

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warren
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
Racket for sure. I told my wife to call ours tomorrow and see what would happen if the shoe was on our foot. If not we need to get that fixed. this makes the third time the ground started moving here  in the last 5 years or so


We felt it here in Gatlinburg.   As to the insurance, standard homeowners does not cover earthquake or terrorist acts.  You have to have a rider for those. So it is a homeowners choice.  Since we had things rattling around, maybe we should call and add it.

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