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Valencia Earthquake or Explosion in Valencia?

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  1. Rye83

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    Last night around midnight there was a pretty loud "boom" (sounded like a rocket or motor hitting a couple kilometers away) followed shortly by the ground shaking for about 1 second (windows rattled). I hadn't been drinking and everyone else on the property heard and felt it as well...so not just me :wink:.

    I checked Seismological Observation and Ea but nothing in the area around that time. Anyone else up in Valencia here/feel this? Given the very short duration of the ground shaking I'd think it was an explosion.
     
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    Yes, we felt it. Felt like about a 4.5 quake.
     
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    I saw a few people who reported it on fb but as usual the phivolcs website is down.
     
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    Works for me.

    My Gf and her brother were freaking out and yelling at me asking what that was as if I it were my fault (maybe they thought I had let out the most epic fart ever :biggrin:). The loud boom was the only thing that had me concerned. When I hear that my mind is convinced another round of rockets/motors might be coming in and would have my number written on it....or that the mountain just blew it's top and debris will start raining down any moment. The very short duration of the shaking did remind me of a shockwave from an explosion.
     
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    Wife felt the ground move, I was not there so it weren't me!
     
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    we felt the tremor over here at Liptong but did not hear the explosion, regularly get tremors here every couple of months
     
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    You do know that You live on slopes of a dormant volcano. Can erupt any time. No pre-warnings. Say after me: Yes, I know :cool:
     
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    I am aware and that is why the boom and ground shaking made me uncomfortable. Nothing you can do about it though. Just sit there and hope you aren't in the line of fire. When in Afghanistan I was always relieved shortly after hearing the booms and ground shaking.....it means your head is attached to your body and the explosion wasn't all that close. If everything all of a sudden goes silent or you hear a loud ringing and feel nothing then you might have a bit of a problem. :wink:
     
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    I think the last eruption of mt talinis was a very long time ago before history of man. Let hope it stays that way for the same time but as we all know and remember mt pinutubo blew it's top and made a right mess and was a huge disaster and a lot were killed.
    We can't control our earth so you just never know,let's just hope it's only rumbles and grumbles up there.
     
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