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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2012-May-30, 11:00 AM
This just in- (well not exactly)

There is a report of an earthquake in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia- no seismic activity detected- some described it as a shockwave- could this have been a meteorite disintegrating? Oh yeah, hi all.

Swift
2012-May-30, 03:38 PM
Google News searches shows nothing, and even just searching on "Cape Breton, Nova Scotia" shows nothing even vaguely close. Where exactly did you hear this report?

HenrikOlsen
2012-May-30, 03:39 PM
This just in- (well not exactly)

There is a report of an earthquake in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia- no seismic activity detected- some described it as a shockwave- could this have been a meteorite disintegrating? Oh yeah, hi all.
If there's no seismic activity, how can anyone call it an earthquake?

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2012-May-30, 03:58 PM
CBC radio early this morning. We did have thunder and lighting around 3 am, but apparently this was felt as something else- described variously as earthquake or shockwave. It might be in the Cape Breton post tomorrow.

The Backroad Astronomer
2012-May-30, 04:03 PM
Could taht have old coal mines under it. I seem to remeber that there have been issues of house falling into sink holes created by old mines underneath.

NEOWatcher
2012-May-30, 04:22 PM
We did have thunder and lighting around 3 am, but apparently this was felt as something else- described variously as earthquake or shockwave.
Sounds related. Probably people half awake not realizing there was a storm.
We had a small earthquake not long ago, and it felt and sounded to me exactly like a bolt of lightning. So; I'm sure the perception could go the other way around.


It might be in the Cape Breton post tomorrow.
Probably headlined as "Mysterious sound rocks the Cape".

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2012-May-30, 05:20 PM
in case anyone might find this useful- link

http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent_eq/