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Jackson Hole Goes for Most Vert in US AGAIN!

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Bob, everything ok in your kneck of the woods?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Central/0....ap/index.html
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The Gods of the Tetons are getting restless. They know we're coming.
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Originally posted by AltaSkier:
Bob, everything ok in your kneck of the woods?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Central/0....ap/index.html
Other than the fact that this former Midwesterner has never felt even the *hint* of an earthquake, all is well. The main one woke me bolt upright in bed. Doors and pictures were shaking and I would swear I *heard* the thing. Following the main one, the aftershocks were pretty interesting as well.

It's the big topic of conversation around here today.

I found myself wondering what it might feel like if you happened to be riding the tram at the time. Would you even know it happened?\

I know all you Californians are scoffing at a little 4.7 magnitude shaker, but I'll take tornadoes anyday. :

Bob
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Did it set off any slides?
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Did it set off any slides?


As far as I can tell, nobody's reported any visible natural slides that weren't there before. However, our snowpack is as close to bombproof as anyone can remember for a snowpack this deep.

It's an interesting question, however. Once upon a time, there was a theory running around that there seemed to be higher avalanche activity right around full moons. I haven't seen anything about that for several years, so maybe they decided there was no correllation. In any case, it had occurred to me that this earthquake *also* happened essentially during a full moon cycle.

Coincidence?

Who's to say?

Bob
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Bob,

Go to the book store or library and get a copy of "Windows into the Earth". Sorry but I don't know the author(s) It talks about the geology of Yellowstone/Grand Teton/Jackson. It's a really good read. It talks quite a bit about the Teton fault (and lots of other scary stuff, like the yellowstone super volcano...) I've got a copy your welcome to borrow if your down this way/were up that way.

Lonnie

Edit Here's the link on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

[ January 08, 2004, 09:58 AM: Message edited by: Lonnie ]
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Bob- I would not be surprised if you did hear the quake. I experienced one when we lived in Seattle, and the shaking was accompanied by what sounded to me like a NYC subway train going by- a low rumbling. I know that it was not the sound of my house falling apart, but it sure made me wonder at the time!
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