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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

East Coast 5.9 Quake Details - Bush's Fault

Flash News. President Obama says the shaking on the East Coast today is Bush's FAULT!
(A little California humor I thought of myself!)
Globe with Earthquake Location

5.9 Mw - VIRGINIA



Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 5.9 Mw
Date-Time

  • 23 Aug 2011 17:51:04 UTC
  • 23 Aug 2011 13:51:04 near epicenter
  • 23 Aug 2011 09:51:04 standard time in your timezone
Location 37.881N 77.952W
Depth 0 km
Distances
  • 14 km (9 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of Mineral, VA
  • 17 km (10 miles) SSE (165 degrees) of Louisa, VA
  • 23 km (14 miles) NE (52 degrees) of Columbia, VA
  • 58 km (36 miles) NW (312 degrees) of Richmond, VA
  • 141 km (88 miles) SW (216 degrees) of Washington, DC
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 2.3 km; Vertical 3.1 km
Parameters

Nph = 23; Dmin = 50.0 km; Rmss = 0.44 seconds; Gp = 79°


M-type = Mw; Version = B
Event ID SE 082311a ***This event supersedes event USc0005ild.

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

Southeast US Seismic Network
U.S. Geological Survey
University of Memphis

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