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Small Quake

March 24th, 2008

There was a small but noticeable quake just a few minutes ago. Strangely, about five minutes before that, I swore I felt a quake, but the ceiling lamp didn’t sway visibly (as it did with the larger quake just a few minutes ago), so I discounted it. Also strangely, the larger quake so far has not been noted by the usual quake sites I visit.


Update: OK, it was a 5.6 quake off the coast of Fukushima. Mystery solved.

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  1. March 24th, 2008 at 13:24 | #1


  2. ykw
    March 25th, 2008 at 02:16 | #2

    Perhaps the frequencies were too high to get the lamp to shake. Perhaps hanging something smaller would shake.

  3. Dan
    March 25th, 2008 at 23:38 | #3

    Alternatively you can leave a water bottle half full. The water will usually swish around quite noticeably with any tremors.

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