Updated: Earthquake near Whitesburg f...

Updated: Earthquake near Whitesburg felt in Lexington, seven other states

There are 5 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Nov 10, 2012, titled Updated: Earthquake near Whitesburg felt in Lexington, seven other states. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck outside Whitesburg shortly after noon Saturday, with reverberations felt through Eastern and Central Kentucky and at least seven other states.

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Mack

Manchester, KY

#1 Nov 10, 2012
My friends in Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina said that they felt it. My friends in Lexington told me that they didn't fell it.
Mack

Manchester, KY

#2 Nov 10, 2012
Ugh! My friends in Lexington told me that they didn't *feel* it.
Fracer

Flat Lick, KY

#4 Nov 10, 2012
Sman wrote:
In Lex, and didn't feel it, but I did feel the Sharpsburg quake, years ago, and the one 2, or 3 years ago. What is the fault system, anyone know? The initial movement, and the aftershock are a few km NW of the Pine Mountain Thrust fault. I'll check my maps, but this appears to be an en echelon system.
Yeah, it split at the mole track.
Haha

Flat Lick, KY

#6 Nov 11, 2012
Sman wrote:
I did a little looking around, and I think that this movement is on a previously unknown fault. I can't find the fault on my maps, or USGS.
Fault? It was only 3,500 feet below ground, haha.
Byoung

Boise, ID

#7 Nov 12, 2012
Sman wrote:
I did a little looking around, and I think that this movement is on a previously unknown fault. I can't find the fault on my maps, or USGS.
The faults are "man made"; as in, coal mining explosions that ROCK the area. Perhaps Gas pockets,etc.

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