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Earthquake rocks Greece and felt as far away as Italy, Egypt and Israel. [NewsFilter, except not in the US]
posted by phaedon (22 comments total)

 
More here, here, and here.
posted by phaedon at 5:33 PM on January 9, 2006


LOL, phaedon, I thought you were reminding us that Greece is far away from the United States, just in case we were confused or something.

Then my SECOND interpretation was that it shook Israel, but not its big US province.

I'm a little slow sometimes. :)
posted by Malor at 5:43 PM on January 9, 2006


A 6.2 ? That's not a quake, that's an aftershock. Sorry, I was thinking about the '64 quake that hit AK and was causing tsunamis in Hawaii. Now THAT was a quake.
posted by madderhatter at 5:45 PM on January 9, 2006


there was an earthquake in NY the other day.
posted by delmoi at 5:48 PM on January 9, 2006


A friend of mine mentioned that a quake was felt in New Orleans recently... Not the epicenter obviously, but it was still felt (not by yours truly, who probably slept through it). I've poked around a bit, but haven't found anything about it... Anyone? Earthquakes are a completely alien phenomena to me... other than when a passing truck sets the swamp beneath my feet quaking. Swear to god, it feels like we're built on Jello sometimes...
posted by brundlefly at 5:55 PM on January 9, 2006


"...the earthquake, which injured three people..."

This hardly ranks up there with more recent natural disasters, does it?
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:06 PM on January 9, 2006


there was an earthquake in NY the other day.

If it wasn't strong enough to shut down a deli, we don't need to read about it here.
posted by Gator at 6:09 PM on January 9, 2006


A natural mishap, maybe?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:11 PM on January 9, 2006


The White House reports links with Al Qaieda to this quake. Neptune is now on the no-fly list.
posted by rolypolyman at 6:18 PM on January 9, 2006


According to seismologists Africa came 90 cm closer to Europe yesterday in 35 seconds - as compared with a usual drift 4,5 cm per year. The quake was large (6.9 on the Richter scale, not 6.2) and thankfully occured under the sea and a large depth (>40 km).

This was a "grab the kids and get under the table" kinda quake rather than a "was that a quake?" quake - especially as it lasted around half a minute - and that was in Athens around 220 km away from the epicenter. There were only (some) property damage (mostly in the island of Cythera 30 km by the epicenter) and panic injuries. Still the thing remarkable about the quake is the relative absence of destruction despite its magnitude. I'm not sure despit ebeing an Athenian that this merits a FPP.
posted by talos at 6:20 PM on January 9, 2006


brundlefly, this is probably the Louisiana quake you mentioned.
posted by gubo at 6:26 PM on January 9, 2006


Thanks, gubo! Says a lot about the geology of Louisiana when a 3.0 takes me by surprise.
posted by brundlefly at 6:33 PM on January 9, 2006


This is Sunday we're talking about, right?
posted by moonbird at 6:37 PM on January 9, 2006


Hell-oooo Ath-hennnns! Are you ready to ROCK!?!

I’m sorry - what’s this about not in the U.S.? Oh yeah, that’s right. You other folks with your cute “countries” and such. It’s great to see folks like you try and achieve stuff. Really, it’s super.

Anyone hurt?
posted by Smedleyman at 7:22 PM on January 9, 2006


Minor earthquake, three injured. Um?

I felt the wind really pick up yesterday around here. There was some rain, too.
posted by Justinian at 7:27 PM on January 9, 2006


In related news:

MYSTERIOUS GIANT FLAMING BALL OF FUSION DEATH AND UNBEARABLE HEAT DUE TO RISE AGAIN IN THE EAST AND BLANKET EVERYTHING IN DEADLY RADIATION! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE AND SEEK SHELTER! HIDE THE CHILDREN! NO, REALLY, HIDE THEM WELL! LAST TIME THEY WERE FOUND TOO SOON! POUR ICE COLD LONG ISLAND ICED TEA AND LOUNGE POOLSIDE!
posted by loquacious at 7:36 PM on January 9, 2006



This is Manos punishing us.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:58 PM on January 9, 2006


Quickly, loquacious! Douse yourself with dihydrous oxide!
posted by Smedleyman at 8:04 PM on January 9, 2006


Would you like tzatziki with that?
posted by moonbird at 8:06 PM on January 9, 2006


it's about time something better than Yanni rocked the Acropolis. :p
posted by ab3 at 9:33 PM on January 9, 2006


Ahahaha. Now... that? That was smooth.
posted by loquacious at 11:17 PM on January 9, 2006


Recent Earthquake Activity in the World - a useful reference for anyone who wonders whether the Earth really moved for them... ;-)

And here are the details of the Greek quake from the same site...
posted by Chunder at 1:48 AM on January 10, 2006


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