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What??? An earthquake in Alabama??? Is that odd?

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 3.2

* Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 14:04:55 UTC
* Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 09:04:55 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 34.177°N, 86.001°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program

* 11 km (7 miles) E (88°) from Sardis City, AL
* 12 km (7 miles) NNE (13°) from Reece City, AL
* 12 km (8 miles) ENE (75°) from Mountainboro, AL
* 19 km (12 miles) N (3°) from Gadsden, AL
* 81 km (50 miles) SE (137°) from Huntsville, AL
* 155 km (96 miles) WNW (288°) from Atlanta, GA

Location Uncertainty horizontal 14.4 km (8.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 7, Nph= 7, Dmin=115.6 km, Rmss=1.71 sec, Gp=108°,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=7


Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on May. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (5)
  • Not at all. Earthquakes can happen just about anywhere. I live in CT and even we get small ones from time to time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Any place can have earth quakes. I like in the wyoming/utah area and we just recently had an earthquake a few weeks ago. It was the first earth quake we have had in nearly 20 years. It was little enough that most people did not even realize it and the ones that did notice it; everyone else thought they were crazy until it was on the news.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Not really. It's not JUST California that has earthquakes. I live in Western NC and can remember 3 different ones here.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:49 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • No it's not odd. The Earth is everywhere ya know.

    Answer by GinNTonic at 3:02 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • We've had earthquakes in Georgia too. Not the big scale ones like in other parts of the world, but they are still earthquakes.


    Answer by VeronicaLee at 8:58 AM on May. 7, 2010

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