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Magnitude-2.0 quake shakes New Jersey
Cnn.com ^ | November 5 2012 | Cnn wire staff

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:27:44 AM PST by Beowulf9

(CNN) -- As if they haven't had enough headaches in New Jersey in the past week, on Monday morning they added earthquake to the list.

The magnitude-2.0 temblor struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered two miles south-southeast of Ringwood, New Jersey, not far from the border with New York. The depth was 3.1 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: east; newjersey; quake

1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:27:44 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

An M2.0 is equivalent to standing under a freeway overpass. Is this really newsworthy? I’m biased towards earthquake reporting because I live in Japan. However, what makes this newsworthy at FR?


2 posted on 11/05/2012 7:31:57 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Beowulf9

While that may have rattled some nerves, that is a nothing earthquake....shakes about as much as a big truck going down a residential street.
Still, I feel for the people there who don’t need anymore anxiety.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 7:33:48 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Chris Christie had to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom?


4 posted on 11/05/2012 7:33:50 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Beowulf9

This is not rocket science as we all know it’s global warming.

The super storm has caused the earths crust to crack much in the same way a warm piece of glass cracks when cold water is poured on to it. Al Gore called me and filled me in.

Of course this is sarcasm.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 7:34:12 AM PST by redfreedom
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To: SamAdams76; All

” Chris Christie had to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom? “

Folks, we have a WINNER


6 posted on 11/05/2012 7:34:52 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Beowulf9

That was Christie shoving his weight around the state:)


7 posted on 11/05/2012 7:35:28 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Beowulf9

Isn’t that about the magnitude of a fart?


8 posted on 11/05/2012 7:37:02 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SamAdams76

LOL!

First thing I thought of when I read the headline was ... a 2.0?? Did Christie fart?

But, I thought that may be in bad taste.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 7:37:45 AM PST by maggief ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building.")
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To: Beowulf9

This is good news for Chris Christie. It gives him another excuse to pucker up to Obama’s butt.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 7:38:08 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Beowulf9

This would be what ... Bush Fault #13?


11 posted on 11/05/2012 7:41:05 AM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Beowulf9

A 2.0?? Must be a slow news day.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 7:43:16 AM PST by pfflier
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To: Beowulf9

This is pretty series. Shouldn’t the election be postponed? Perhaps polls should remain open extra hours for those devastated by the tremor...


14 posted on 11/05/2012 7:47:07 AM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Beowulf9

A 2.0 quake shakes nothing. You wouldn’t even see movement in the water in your birdbath.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 7:47:33 AM PST by Baynative
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To: SamAdams76

HA...I almost spit my breakfast out with that!!!!


16 posted on 11/05/2012 7:47:54 AM PST by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Beowulf9

Indigestion Perhaps?

17 posted on 11/05/2012 7:49:03 AM PST by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This is good news for Chris Christie. It gives him another excuse to pucker up to Obama’s butt.

Think twice about that, Christie's job is to get things happening asap for New Jersey. Pi$$ing off Duh-1 is not the way to make that happen.

It also leaves a lot of the animus for what does not happen square on the head of the very person who said he was 'going to slash the red tape' before jetting off to campaign some more. Now, it's Obama's fault, and no one can blame Christie for anything which would cause the Federal Government's assistance to be slow.

Because Christie toadied up to Obama, Obama now owns the mess. Anything done at the State/private level which is more efficient and exceeds the Federal response just makes Obama look bad.

18 posted on 11/05/2012 7:56:45 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Beowulf9

Related news?

Gov. Christie falls off Obama bandwagon, says he will vote for Romney.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 7:59:09 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Smokin' Joe
Because Christie toadied up to Obama, Obama now owns the mess. Anything done at the State/private level which is more efficient and exceeds the Federal response just makes Obama look bad.

That plan MIGHT have worked if Christie hadn't gushed about what a wonderful job Obama did. Now any problems look, by Christie's own admission, as the result of state and local failings.

20 posted on 11/05/2012 8:03:02 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: lefty-lie-spy

This small earthquake is equivalent to the proverbial “last straw.” New Jersey last week suffered devastation of many of its towns along the coast. Throughout the state they lost power, some homes are still without. The gas lines are hours long. The temperatures are freezing at night, and cold by day. So even a minor earthquake within the same weeks is at least worth knowing about.


21 posted on 11/05/2012 8:43:03 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: lefty-lie-spy
An M2.0 is equivalent to standing under a freeway overpass. Is this really newsworthy? I’m biased towards earthquake reporting because I live in Japan. However, what makes this newsworthy at FR?

I see you are from California. Trying to equate California earthquakes with east coast earthquakes are apples and oranges. West coast earthquakes are like tapping a piece of cracked, stale pizza crust with a hammer. If you're near where the tapping happens you feel it, but you have to tap hard for there to be much damage.

East coast earthquakes are like tapping a cast iron bell with a hammer. You don't have to hit it hard, but the shock travels very far, and it resonates quite a bit. That's why a lower Richter scale causes more damage on the east coast, and travels further. For example, a 3 pointer that happened a few years ago way up in Quebec Canada was felt by me 700 miles south, near Baltimore, MD.

23 posted on 11/05/2012 10:28:00 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Beowulf9

Can magnitude 2 be said to actually “shake” anything?


24 posted on 11/05/2012 11:23:30 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Beowulf9

by the way “the crow flies” Ringwood is about 10mi NE of me; slept through it, didn’t feel a thing; of course at 2.0 I think that’s expected


25 posted on 11/05/2012 11:28:11 AM PST by Wuli
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To: lefty-lie-spy
" equivalent to standing under a freeway overpass "

Amazing how people name things....

Freeway.... and when traffic is heavy you get people on cell phones calling into work " Hi... I am here stuck in traffic on the freeway I'll be there a little later than I thought " ...
26 posted on 11/05/2012 11:42:34 AM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Beowulf9; concerned about politics
Around the time of the erection and before, concerned posted multiple times a quake schedule for the Western Pacific zone. Well, he's down to two strikes with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in a one run game. Here's the prediction, the actual and the game time commentary:

Nov 13-14; 6.5+ mag........Alaska 6.4...A deep fly ball, if it's fair it's gone. Foul ball, strike 1

Nov 15-16, 6.5+........South Mexico 6.0.....Foul tip, strike 2

Nov 20; 6.0+.....Offshore Chile 5.4.....strike three looking

Nov 22-23; 6.5+.....Argentina 5.6...strike 4 looking

Nov 28, 7.0+.....Peru 5.6.....strike 5 looking

Dec 4-5, 7.0+.....Anchorage 5.8.....strike 6, you're out again

Dec 11, 7.0+.....Ft McPherson, Canada, 5.1....strike 7

Dec17-18, 8.8+.....El Salvador 5.1.....strike 8

Dec 21, 10.0+...The pitcher goes into the windup...holy crap that's adopt a Mayan day, hold onto your butts!!!!!

27 posted on 12/19/2012 12:02:46 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: newbie 10-21-00

It’s an eephus pitch!! Strike nine, looking, you’re out again. That is some VERY bad forecasting my FRiend! On the plus side, neither of us is speaking Mayan as we all feared five short days ago.


28 posted on 12/26/2012 1:34:35 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: Beowulf9
Magnitude-2.0 quake shakes New Jersey

This is newsworthy because.....?

29 posted on 12/26/2012 1:37:46 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: concerned about politics; All

It’s an eephus pitch!! Strike nine, looking, you’re out again. That is some VERY bad forecasting my FRiend! On the plus side, neither of us is speaking Mayan as we all feared five short days ago.


30 posted on 12/26/2012 1:40:55 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: Wuli

I’m a couple miles from Ringwood. I didn’t feel anything either.


31 posted on 12/26/2012 1:57:19 PM PST by ContraryMary (Obama -- Inept and Out of His Depth)
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To: Alaska Wolf

This small earthquake is equivalent to the proverbial “last straw.” New Jersey last week suffered devastation of many of its towns along the coast. Throughout the state they lost power, some homes are still without. The gas lines are hours long. The temperatures are freezing at night, and cold by day. So even a minor earthquake within the same weeks is at least worth knowing about.


32 posted on 12/26/2012 2:13:26 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

That wasn’t an earthquake, it was Chris Christie jumping up and down pitching a hissy fit over guns.....


33 posted on 12/26/2012 2:20:41 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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