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You should keep the volume on your amp down...so as not to disturb the fault.

 

I'm off tonight....

 

Sittin' here drinkin' beer......

 

Swear to God, my snare was just..........

 

 

wait.....

 

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I heard that Tesla got the idea for his earthquake generator while he was playing through his Mesa amp...I don't know if that's true or not' date=' but it sounds believable.[/quote']

 

The Boogie is in the van, man........

 

I'm off tonight.....

 

Wait......

 

Shhhhhhhh....

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Just went and checked it out.... (New Madrid)

So you're near one of the most active earthquake areas in the states ... ?

And I always thought that California had that honor .

 

I don't think it claims to be the most active. It claims to have experienced the highest magnitude earthquake in recorded history.

 

It don't shake much, but when it does... look out!

 

Pronounced not like Madrid, Spain, but like mad rid, rhymes with 'Had Squid"

 

Not heavily populated at the time, The largest of the the series of quakes in late 1811 - early 1812, is said to have caused damage and tinkled church bells in South Carolina. Dry land subsided to a level below the Mississippi river that quickly filled with water from the Mighty Mississip and is now called Reel Foot Lake. This back washing of water caused the Mississippi river near the back washing to flow backwards until the lake was full. There were also reports of unusual animal activity just before the first quake began. Animals can sense these things and head for cover or wherever they feel they can be safe to ride 'it' out.. whatever 'it' is.

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Just went and checked it out.... (New Madrid)

So you're near one of the most active earthquake areas in the states ... ?

And I always thought that California had that honor .

I think that would be us in AK... Daily small quakes, and the second largest ever recorded (Chile had the largest).

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Not sure what the RIchter scale factor was, they are now using MMS moment of movement scale... whatever that is. The 1811 New Madrid was pegged at 8.2. Not sure where that places it amongst Alaska and Chile, but it was a big-un.

 

 

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Just did some readin' up on wikipedia, so take it for what it's worth.

 

* December 16, 1811, 0815 UTC (2:15 a.m.); (MMS=8.2)

 

* December 16, 1811, the Daylight Shock, 1415 UTC (8:15 a.m.); (MMS=8.2) Note, this shock followed the first earthquake by six hours.

 

* January 23, 1812, 1500 UTC (9 a.m.); (MMS=8.1) About 5 weeks later

 

And those weren't the 'Big 'Un. about 2 weeks later:

 

* February 7, 1812, 0945 UTC (4:45 a.m.); (MMS=8.3)

 

Maybe New Madrid is in the running for most big-uns within such a short period of time?

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