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Topic: Earthquake (38 msgs / 759 lines)
1) From: Barry Luterman
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Well I am back. Major inconvenience. Roads blocked with landslides and =
boulders, retaining walls down, no phone service or electricity for 18 =
hrs., no deaths, few injuries. Got away lucky. It was the strongest =
quake I have ever experienced. This was the first time I could actually =
hear the quake. All the others the house shook but no noise from the =
quake. This one sounds like a tornado.Got through it with my Zass and =
Bodum Solis. Natural Gas still worked. Toughest part was that my kids =
couldn't get calls through to me to see if I was OK. Now that the =
electric is back to espresso. Missed it.

2) From: Ed Needham
I can't imagine.  The good old solid earth is the one thing we really don't 
want getting loose.  Glad you and your family are OK.
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Glad your okay ...
Eddie
On 10/16/06, Barry Luterman  wrote:
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Ditto great to here was only an inconvenience and not worse!
 
miKe  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry Luterman
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 9:00 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Earthquake
Well I am back. Major inconvenience. Roads blocked with landslides and
boulders, retaining walls down, no phone service or electricity for 18 hrs.,
no deaths, few injuries. Got away lucky. It was the strongest quake I have
ever experienced. This was the first time I could actually hear the quake.
All the others the house shook but no noise from the quake. This one sounds
like a tornado.Got through it with my Zass and Bodum Solis. Natural Gas
still worked. Toughest part was that my kids couldn't get calls through to
me to see if I was OK. Now that the electric is back to espresso. Missed it.

5) From: john nanavati
Please take care.

6) From: Barry Luterman
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Only fatality here is a gallon of milk, 5 lbs. of chicken and a jar of =
Mayonnaise

7) From: Michael Dhabolt
Barry,
Good hearing from you.
Mike (just plain)

8) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Only fatality here is a gallon of milk, 5 lbs. of chicken and a jar 
of Mayonnaise
just underscores the fundamental truth of my personal motto, "it 
could be worse". it is rarely "all good" but it almost always "could 
be worse". ok, i get the milk and mayo but how do you break 5 lbs of 
chicken? :-)
just kidding, barry, i am glad things are okay. i heard about the 
"sound" you describe from other reports ... i guess the epicenter was 
off kohala?
tom
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             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

9) From: Bob Brashear
Barry Luterman wrote:
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Barry,
Glad to hear you're ok.
Was it a long shaker? Did you experience any of the ground waves? Any 
word on what your active volcano is doing? (I'm not going to try and 
spell it.)
Amateur geologist is very curious.
Bob

10) From: Les
Glad  you are OK.  I am writing from Moscow, Idaho, visitiing my
daugher and son-in-law.  I was a good boy and brought my travel kit!
I had some of the new Ethiopian today and Columbian is on tap for
tomorrow.
Les
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11) From: Barry Luterman
First one was a magnitude 6.6 and lasted 15 sec (seemed much longer than 
that). Second one  was 5.8. I think the frequency was about 20 Hz. The 
lowest limit of human hearing. So the intensity of the wave must have been 
formidable to make it sound so loud. Of course elephants in Thailand heard 
it easily. Tom the epicenter was for the first one was Hualalai second one 
was a few miles off the coast Kohala. If there were any cherries on the 
trees now they are all probably on the ground.

12) From: miKe mcKoffee
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 If there were any 
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I emailed Gus & Cynthia to see how they faired but haven't heard back yet.
(Gus is the "Head Bean" of Pele Plantations per his 'biz card:-)
Does seem the quake reached the Mainland and knocked CG out of commission
again, or as too usual!-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

13) From: Larry English
Hualalai would be Purple Mountain, would it not?  Of course, the shaking
would be all over the island.  Sure would like to hear from the growers when
they can figure out the impact.
Larry
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14) From: miKe mcKoffee
PM Farm up above Honaunau area South Kona District. IIRC on the slopes of
Mauna Loa not Haualalai.
miKe
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	Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 1:02 PM
	
	Hualalai would be Purple Mountain, would it not?  Of course, the
shaking would be all over the island.  Sure would like to hear from the
growers when they can figure out the impact.
	
	Larry

15) From: Larry English
Oops, miKe, I meant Mountain Thunder (I haven't even roasted Purple Mountain
yet). I believe it is in North Kona up the slope of Hualalai on Kaloko Drive
- I intend to visit next spring so sure hope all is well!  That road is one
we always take when visiting the Big Island but hadn't stopped at the coffee
farm before.
Larry
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16) From: Scot Murphy
On Oct 16, 2006, at 11:58 AM, Barry Luterman wrote:
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What kind of mayo?
Scot "this is important" Murphy

17) From: Barry Luterman
Spoiled Mayo along with my chicken and milk

18) From: miKe mcKoffee
Mayo malaise:-) 
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19) From: Scot Murphy
On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:19 PM, Barry Luterman wrote:
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Yes, but is it Hellman's, Kraft, or Miracle Whip?
Scot "trying to start another battle" Murphy

20) From: miKe mcKoffee
Miracle Whip is NOT mayonnaise, Debi said so. Will that start a battle?;-) 
miKe
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21) From: Scot Murphy
On Oct 16, 2006, at 4:30 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Let's hope! 
Scot "MW is what I have in my fridge" Murphy

22) From: Tim Wat
miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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"Miracle Whip is DEFINITELY not Mayo...it's way better!"
...that should get someone to throw down.

23) From: Barry Luterman
I think it might have been Minute Mayo

24) From: Ken Mary
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Here is an interesting event that happened to me in northwestern
Pennsylvania, not known for earthquakes. Sep 25 1998, a mag 5.2 quake hit
Greenville PA. I was on a boat in a lake about 10 miles from the epicenter.
We were drifting slowly on a near windless day with no other boat traffic.
There was a loud thump sound HEARD and felt as if the boat had hit some
floating log. A few seconds later the nearby docks and moored boats were
gently sloshing back and forth. When we returned to the cottage, my mother
was a nervous wreck. The cottage had been swaying back and forth, as were
most houses in the area. Later reports said that water wells on ridgetops
went dry while new artesian springs formed in the valleys.http://www.zetatalk.com/index/zeta243.htm--">http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/1998/eq_980925/Also, can you SMELL an earthquake?http://www.zetatalk.com/index/zeta243.htm--

25) From: Elliott Perkins
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Staying off-topic for at least one more message:
When we had a magnitude 6.5 earthquake here in Paso Robles a few years 
back, I went outside.  We have a 5,000 gallon water tank with a float to 
indicate the water level within the tank.  The float was bobbing up and 
down wildly for a long time.
Also, there were a lot of aftershocks.  Some that had the same magnitude 
had wildly different character: one sounded like a train coming.  As the 
sound got close, the ground shook, then the sound receded in the other 
direction.  Another felt like, as you said, a boat hitting a log.
I definitely had hallucinations on after the first earthquake.  I felt 
like Alice in Wonderland when she had grown too large for a room, as if 
I were going to bump my head on an eight-foot ceiling if I stood up 
straight, as if I would bump my hands and elbows turning around in the 
kitchen.
Elliott
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26) From: Sandy Andina
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I used to live in Seattle from '71-8 and we had a few little tremors  
(none over 3.8) when I lived there. One in Tacoma felt like standing  
over a subway grate in Manhattan as the train went by (had 20 years  
of THAT). One felt like the downstairs neighbor had banged on his  
ceiling with a broom handle for my playing my stereo too loudly--but  
I was using headphones, not the speakers.  In Oct. 1999, I was back  
there for a reunion and while shopping at Pike Place Market, felt a  
strong bump that felt like a boat had collided with the pier. Went  
across the street to Starbucks and found them mopping--coffee had  
slopped out of pots and cups onto the floor.  Turns out to have been  
a 4.5. We've had a couple of 4-pointers here in Chicago--one on a  
morning in 1981, and another in 1987--both felt and sounded like huge  
trucks rumbling past (and my curtains and chandelier swayed in the  
'87 one).
Finally, in Jan. 1994 I was celebrating my mom's imminent move to FL  
with her at the River Cafe in Brooklyn.  Those of you who've been  
there know that the bar is on dry land, connected by a short ramp to  
the dining room, which is in a floating barge moored to pilings. We  
were sitting and dining at a prime river-view table when we felt a  
sharp bump--everyone in the dining room rushed over to the windows to  
see what boat had plowed into the restaurant. Of course, there was no  
boat because the river surface was frozen: what we'd felt was the  
dining room cracking the East River ice (it was 4 degrees below zero  
that night, unusual for NYC) and slamming into the pilings. Turns out  
the quake was a 4.5 with the epicenter upstate near Renssalaer, IIRC  
(or was it Reading, PA, I forget). When we went back through the bar  
after dinner to retrieve our car and asked if anybody had felt a  
bump, everyone was shocked--nobody in the bar had felt a thing.  The  
quake was on the mainland; the bar was on dry land, but Brooklyn is  
on Long Island and thus unconnected.  The quake caused the rivers to  
ripple, which was what made the dining room barge bump into the pier  
but only the parking lot attendants noticed anything--they saw the  
river ice crack when the barge moved--from their positions on the  
land side.
On Oct 17, 2006, at 7:31 AM, Ken Mary wrote:
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Sandy
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I used to live in Seattle from =
'71-8 and we had a few little tremors (none over 3.8) when I lived =
there. One in Tacoma felt like standing over a subway grate in Manhattan =
as the train went by (had 20 years of THAT). One felt like the =
downstairs neighbor had banged on his ceiling with a broom handle for my =
playing my stereo too loudly--but I was using headphones, not the =
speakers.  In Oct. 1999, I was back there for a reunion and while =
shopping at Pike Place Market, felt a strong bump that felt like a boat =
had collided with the pier. Went across the street to Starbucks and =
found them mopping--coffee had slopped out of pots and cups onto the =
floor.  Turns out to have been a 4.5. We've had a couple of 4-pointers =
here in Chicago--one on a morning in 1981, and another in 1987--both =
felt and sounded like huge trucks rumbling past (and my curtains and =
chandelier swayed in the '87 one). 
Finally, in Jan. 1994 I was = celebrating my mom's imminent move to FL with her at the River Cafe in = Brooklyn.  Those of you who've been there know that the bar is on dry = land, connected by a short ramp to the dining room, which is in a = floating barge moored to pilings. We were sitting and dining at a prime = river-view table when we felt a sharp bump--everyone in the dining room = rushed over to the windows to see what boat had plowed into the = restaurant. Of course, there was no boat because the river surface was = frozen: what we'd felt was the dining room cracking the East River ice = (it was 4 degrees below zero that night, unusual for NYC) and slamming = into the pilings. Turns out the quake was a 4.5 with the epicenter = upstate near Renssalaer, IIRC (or was it Reading, PA, I forget). When we = went back through the bar after dinner to retrieve our car and asked if = anybody had felt a bump, everyone was shocked--nobody in the bar had = felt a thing.  The quake was on the mainland; the bar was on dry land, = but Brooklyn is on Long Island and thus unconnected.  The quake caused = the rivers to ripple, which was what made the dining room barge bump = into the pier but only the parking lot attendants noticed anything--they = saw the river ice crack when the barge moved--from their positions on = the land side.   On Oct 17, 2006, at 7:31 AM, Ken Mary = wrote:
From: "Barry = Luterman"This was the first time I could = actually hear thequake. All the others the house = shook but no noise from the quake. Here is = an interesting event that happened to me in northwesternPennsylvania, not known for earthquakes. Sep 25 = 1998, a mag 5.2 quake hitGreenville = PA. I was on a boat in a lake about 10 miles from the = epicenter.We were drifting slowly on a = near windless day with no other boat traffic.There was a loud thump sound HEARD and felt as if = the boat had hit somefloating log. A few seconds = later the nearby docks and moored boats weregently sloshing back and forth. When we returned to = the cottage, my motherwas a nervous wreck. The = cottage had been swaying back and forth, as weremost houses in the area. Later reports said that = water wells on ridgetopswent dry = while new artesian springs formed in the valleys.http://neic.us=gs.gov/neis/eq_depot/1998/eq_980925/ Also, can you = SMELL an earthquake?http://www.zetatalk.com=/index/zeta243.htm-- homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = = --Apple-Mail-43-267805916--

27) From: George Birchard
Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
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I have been trying to figure out the details from the aftershock pattern 
and the "beachballs" for the 2 quakes. it looks like a block dropped  at 
depth offshore of S. Kohala. The main shock and aftershock had sub 
vertical fault planes with opposing orientations.
_g

28) From: Jim Carter
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I hope all is well at SM and for the employees and their families.
For those who haven't heard, this is from Fox News .....
"The earthquake was recorded about 2 miles east of Oakland 
 and had a 
preliminary magnitude of 4.2, according to the *U.S. Geological Survey* 
. It could be felt for 
up to 10 seconds on both sides of the San Francisco 
 Bay after striking 
shortly after 4:40 a.m.
More than 1,000 customers in the Oakland area lost power, a *Pacific Gas 
& Electric Co.*  
spokesman said. Crews were investigating the outages."
-- JC

29) From: Brett Mason
In California, 4.2 shouldn't be that terrifying....  I do hope there are no
incursions to Sweet Maria's or our coffee supply chain....
Brett
On 7/20/07, Jim Carter  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

30) From: Les
A good reason that one should have at least a 3 month stash!
Les
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31) From: miKe mcKoffee
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And 13 not 3 month stash even better:-)
 
miKe  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Les
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 10:28 AM
A good reason that one should have at least a 3 month stash!
 
Les
On 7/20/07, Brett Mason  wrote: 
In California, 4.2 shouldn't be that terrifying....  I do hope there are no
incursions to Sweet Maria's or our coffee supply chain....
 
Brett

32) From: Lynne Biziewski
Jim, thanks for letting us know. I hadn't heard - hope all is well with
everyone at SM's.
L.
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33) From:
hope all is fine with our bean guys but a 4.2 is nothing by CA standards!!
a few teapots slide of the counters!
ginny
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34) From: Lynne Biziewski
ginny -
I was in Tokyo many, many years ago (let's just say it was WAY before the
grey
hairs, before kids, and even before computers and cell phones.. boy, does
that
make me feel old..)
Anyway, my best friend back then was from Japan, and I was staying the night
with her family, sharing the bedroom with her little sister. That night they
were hit
with a 5.7 earthquake.
Funny, I wasn't at all religious at the time, but my immediate reaction  -
woke up from a sound sleep, sat up, then did at least one (maybe more) sign
of the cross. (Catholic upbringing came out.)
I thought my friend's sister (and, afterward, their parents) would never
stop laughing.
L.
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35) From: Jeffrey Pawlan
The earthquake was so minimal it was not felt here in San Jose, about 40 miles
from Oakland.
The people of Oakland and Berkeley have been without power for several days
already. It was not because of the earthquake but was because we received 0.1"
of rain.  Our electric company only does maintenance after loss of power or
fires, or when a pole falls over. They never do preventative maintenance they do
not absolutely need to do.

36) From: Mike Chester
Our electric company only does maintenance after loss of power or
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This is sort of like where I used to work.  We used to say that the only 
meaning of P.M. around there was Post Mortem.  We would just wait until it 
died and then figure out why.
Mike

37) From: raymanowen
Crisis or Chrisis management?
On 7/20/07, Mike Chester  wrote:
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38) From: Robert Pearce
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I'm in Fremont and didn't feel a thing.
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Jim Carter
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 9:56 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +earthquake
I hope all is well at SM and for the employees and their families. 
For those who haven't heard, this is from Fox News .....
"The earthquake was recorded about 2 miles east of
 Oakland and had a
preliminary magnitude of 4.2, according to the
 U.S. Geological
Survey. It could be felt for up to 10 seconds on both sides of the
 San Francisco Bay after
striking shortly after 4:40 a.m.
More than 1,000 customers in the Oakland area lost power, a
 Pacific Gas &
Electric Co. spokesman said. Crews were investigating the outages."
-- JC


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