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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Jan '18 17:18
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-42724709/meteor-triggers-magnitude-20-earthquake-in-michigan

    Mag 2, maybe not even felt by people but I wonder if they can use those figures to calculate the mass and kinetic energy of the meteor? Obviously it was the shock wave caused by the meteor exploding that registered on the ground so maybe they could use that to calc the kinetic energy of the meteor.
  2. 20 Jan '18 17:10
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-42724709/meteor-triggers-magnitude-20-earthquake-in-michigan

    Mag 2, maybe not even felt by people but I wonder if they can use those figures to calculate the mass and kinetic energy of the meteor? Obviously it was the shock wave caused by the meteor exploding that registered on the ground so maybe they could use that to calc the kinetic energy of the meteor.
    I live in Michigan and I didn't notice anything.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Jan '18 17:52
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    I live in Michigan and I didn't notice anything.
    I could probably stomp on my basement floor and generate a 2 level quake so it's no surprise you wouldn't feel it. You were not up at the hour it flew by, it was seen in 4 states.
  4. 25 Jan '18 18:08
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    I could probably stomp on my basement floor and generate a 2 level quake so it's no surprise you wouldn't feel it. You were not up at the hour it flew by, it was seen in 4 states.
    Don't tell me my sleeping hours. You have no idea.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jan '18 18:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    Don't tell me my sleeping hours. You have no idea.
    Ah, a methead. that explains a lot
  6. 25 Jan '18 22:00
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-42724709/meteor-triggers-magnitude-20-earthquake-in-michigan

    Mag 2, maybe not even felt by people but I wonder if they can use those figures to calculate the mass and kinetic energy of the meteor? Obviously it was the shock wave caused by the meteor exploding that registered on the ground so maybe they could use that to calc the kinetic energy of the meteor.
    Surely they knew this thing was coming in hot right? What if it landed in a populated area?
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Jan '18 22:53
    Originally posted by @wildgrass
    Surely they knew this thing was coming in hot right? What if it landed in a populated area?
    There was this thing 65 million years ago and it definitely landed in a populated area so do the math
  8. 25 Jan '18 22:55
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    There was this thing 65 million years ago and it definitely landed in a populated area so do the math
    I heard that one was a little bigger.
  9. 27 Jan '18 17:16
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Ah, a methead. that explains a lot
    What is a methead? Is that a typo? Get more sleep and that won't happen as much.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Jan '18 20:40
    Originally posted by @metal-brain
    What is a methead? Is that a typo? Get more sleep and that won't happen as much.
    Meth head. Just a dumb joke.