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If so, do you think they went down into the prayer closet and start praying for all the lost souls? How long till we get the blog post about the good Lord saving them and in true Maxwellian fashion completely neglecting all the people killed in the recent quake in Turkey? I bet Steve is crafting an extra special sermon for The Elderly today! He will probably mention death at least 62 times.

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A friend in Leavenworth felt it. I'll have to google her location vis-a-vis Maxwell Manor. I've lived along a fault line for ages and have more stories than you'd want to hear about "people in one house felt it and the people next door -- nothing."

Its epicenter being in OK, and the MM being at the southish end of town, who knows?

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Nah, "the earth moving" might make them think impure thoughts ;)

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The Maxwells will ask to pray for them, that they prayed for themselves and God offered them special protection yadda yadda yadda. Turkey? India? Iran? China? The earthquakes over there PALES in comparison to what the Maxwells have had to endure! Besides, those people were a bunch of heathens....can't expect to receive God's protection if you don't worship the right God. And aren't some of those countries---gasp----MUSLIM?! I think the Maxwells' heads would collectively explode if they had to start praying for those atheist Muslim socialist countries.....

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Or it was the devil trying to attack the family while they prayed about what they should eat for breakfast before they go and inflict themselves on the elderly.

If they asked me, I would say maybe it was a sign from God to give the Elderly a break for a week.

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It's hard to say. A couple months ago there was an earthquake in Virginia as I'm sure most of you know. I felt the aftershocks/tremors of it strong, but lots of people nearby did not. It's entirely possible that they did not feel a thing even if neighbors did. They might not even realize what they experienced was earthquake tremors. I did not know at first when the table and light above me started to shake. I thought one of the plants exploded, then thought of a low flying airplane before wondering if I was feeling an earthquake. Though it was hard to believe because we never get earthquakes here. It's easy to see them thinking it was something else. idk though.

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It's hard to say. A couple months ago there was an earthquake in Virginia as I'm sure most of you know. I felt the aftershocks/tremors of it strong, but lots of people nearby did not. It's entirely possible that they did not feel a thing even if neighbors did. They might not even realize what they experienced was earthquake tremors. I did not know at first when the table and light above me started to shake. I thought one of the plants exploded, then thought of a low flying airplane before wondering if I was feeling an earthquake. Though it was hard to believe because we never get earthquakes here. It's easy to see them thinking it was something else. idk though.

The quake was felt all the way in Wilmington, NC. I didn't feel a thing at Wrightsville Beach, but it was felt on the UNCW campus 10 minutes away.

My hometown is much closer, my dad thought he was having a 'senior moment' until my 17-year-old sister said something about it. :lol:

My boyfriend was in Chesapeake, VA, didn't feel the quake, but both our mothers work in the same city (different parts, but still) and felt it quite strongly.

Also, I have a friend who lives in Oklahoma and both quakes were only 5.0, not 5.9 like the one in Virginia. It wouldn't surprise me if the Maxwells didn't feel a thing.

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I've always found it odd that in the US when reporting on earthquakes it seems they obsess over the magnitude only, with no mention of the "shaking amount" (not sure what the English is, but 震度) which itself has a determined scale and is really what matters when it comes to feeling and damage. How much the ground will shake by you is PARTLY due to the magnitude, but really influenced by the depth of the epicenter, the ground around the epicenter, the ground immediately by you, and all sorts of things like that.

So in Japan, when there's an earthquake, they report the magnitude and epicenter but also put up a map on TV (it's automated, like the tornado watch/warning maps in the US midwest) with this "shaking amount" on it. Even in really huge earthquakes (like 3/11) the shaking amounts can vary widely.

But yeah, so I wonder, what a shaking amount map for this earthquake would be like. Entirely possible they wouldn't feel much while a few towns over they would, etc.

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I've always found it odd that in the US when reporting on earthquakes it seems they obsess over the magnitude only, with no mention of the "shaking amount" (not sure what the English is, but 震度) which itself has a determined scale and is really what matters when it comes to feeling and damage. How much the ground will shake by you is PARTLY due to the magnitude, but really influenced by the depth of the epicenter, the ground around the epicenter, the ground immediately by you, and all sorts of things like that.

So in Japan, when there's an earthquake, they report the magnitude and epicenter but also put up a map on TV (it's automated, like the tornado watch/warning maps in the US midwest) with this "shaking amount" on it. Even in really huge earthquakes (like 3/11) the shaking amounts can vary widely.

But yeah, so I wonder, what a shaking amount map for this earthquake would be like. Entirely possible they wouldn't feel much while a few towns over they would, etc.

Most places in the US people over react to earthquakes.

ETA because I found them:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... /b0006k8b/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ ... /b0006klz/

Don't know specifically which one we're talking about though.

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