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Re: Re: Winter 2018-19
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2018, 12:24:13 PM »
Which variety of engineering are you studying?

I'm in Chemical. Hopefully I will remain in ChemE after these junior level classes. Oh man they are difficult :(

Post Merge: December 12, 2018, 12:31:28 PM
Maybe its the effects then that would wipe out memphis and like cause the Mississippi to flow backwards lol idk i remember hearing stuff like that. But you know how americans are lol

The Mississippi did flow backwards for a few days, and the land several miles to the east subsided   enough to create Reelfoot Lake.
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Re: Re: Winter 2018-19
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2018, 12:36:07 PM »
I'm in Chemical. Hopefully I will remain in ChemE after these junior level classes. Oh man they are difficult :(

I'm a Civil Engineer. Tried the Chem E route in school, but Organic Chemistry did me in. So, I decided I like designing roads, etc better  ::rofl::

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Re: Re: Winter 2018-19
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2018, 12:51:38 PM »
I'm a Civil Engineer. Tried the Chem E route in school, but Organic Chemistry did me in. So, I decided I like designing roads, etc better  ::rofl::

Organic suuuuuucked. Glad I got through that crap. I loved the lab section though. I just hated memorizing all of those reaction mechanisms.

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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2018, 01:25:58 PM »
Am I crazy, or did I just feel an earthquake???

I just realized you posted this within a minute of the quake being recorded... I would say no you were not crazy, and yeah you did.  :)
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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2018, 02:13:54 PM »
I just realized you posted this within a minute of the quake being recorded... I would say no you were not crazy, and yeah you did.  :)

My first ever earthquake. Took me a bit to realize what had just happened.

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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2018, 06:22:06 PM »
Once again, the guy with the B.S. in Geology misses out on the experience again. I'm beginning to wonder if it's ever going to happen. I always seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Just for the record though, the East Tennessee Seismic Zone is poorly studied compared to other areas in the U.S. and throughout the globe. At one point in time it may have very well been as active as the San Andreas or New Madrid areas. There have been several microquakes throughout East TN within the last year. I'm very much beginning to wonder if that's the sign of some kind of awakening for bigger and more frequent events.

Post Merge: December 12, 2018, 06:30:33 PM
Would a 4.4 have any aftershocks?? I know it had the 3.3 very soon afterwards, but since then nothing...is that normal?

In this region, not likely. Our earthquakes are intraplate/mid-continent and we don't have any known active faults reaching the surface in TN. That's not typically associated with aftershock activity. That's more typical of subduction zones and strike-slip faults.
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Re: Re: Winter 2018-19
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2018, 07:27:43 PM »
I'm in Chemical. Hopefully I will remain in ChemE after these junior level classes. Oh man they are difficult :(

Post Merge: December 12, 2018, 12:31:28 PM
The Mississippi did flow backwards for a few days, and the land several miles to the east subsided   enough to create Reelfoot Lake.
Stick with it. I'm a Civil. All of my friends that graduated chemical make way more than me.
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Re: Re: Winter 2018-19
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2018, 08:02:45 PM »
Stick with it. I'm a Civil. All of my friends that graduated chemical make way more than me.

I'm in my third year and just finished what is apparently my most difficult semester.

Civil is still a great field, and those jobs are in larger in quantity than Chemical. Civil Engineers in Tennessee do very well. There's a massive demand for it here. (Please correct me if I'm wrong- you know exponentially more than I do...)

I went with Chemical because it has the most mathematical applications, which is my strong suit. I'm a fan of coding and working with computer programs.

Haven't really given graduate school any thought. Honestly, I'm pretty dang sick of school and just want to graduate and go to work with my degree. Maybe I'll return to graduate school later. I have thought about an MBA or possibly going to law school and becoming a patent lawyer.
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Re: Re: Winter 2018-19
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2018, 07:56:09 AM »
I'm in my third year and just finished what is apparently my most difficult semester.

Civil is still a great field, and those jobs are in larger in quantity than Chemical. Civil Engineers in Tennessee do very well. There's a massive demand for it here. (Please correct me if I'm wrong- you know exponentially more than I do...)

I went with Chemical because it has the most mathematical applications, which is my strong suit. I'm a fan of coding and working with computer programs.

Haven't really given graduate school any thought. Honestly, I'm pretty dang sick of school and just want to graduate and go to work with my degree. Maybe I'll return to graduate school later. I have thought about an MBA or possibly going to law school and becoming a patent lawyer.

I'm in healthcare, but do have an opinion on graduate school.  My recommendation is to go ahead and move forward with your Master's, etc.  Right now....as much as you are over school, studying, being broke, etc.....it's a life that you are accustomed to.  Once you get out in the "real world", have bills, job/family requirements....it's more difficult to get back into the world of school work and studying.  Two of my employees are currently getting their masters, and another one is getting his doctorate.....and they are all stretched thin!!!  If you can afford it....forge ahead with graduate school.  Either way....good luck in whatever you do!!!  (apologies for being off-topic).

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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2018, 06:26:07 PM »
I slept though it, but my brother-in-law felt it in Hermitage. He didnít know it was a quake until my wife told him 12 hours later! One of her friends in Hendersonville felt it, too.

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12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2018, 09:15:21 PM »
Oh... https://fox17.com/news/local/third-earthquake-hits-tennessee-in-one-week

Any of our Knoxvillians feel this one?


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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2018, 09:56:00 PM »
Oh... https://fox17.com/news/local/third-earthquake-hits-tennessee-in-one-week

Any of our Knoxvillians feel this one?


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Nope, I was fast asleep through that one.

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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2018, 06:59:48 AM »
Strange how many of these earthquakes occur in the predawn hours.  I'm about 35 miles east of Knoxville, and haven't felt anything in the recent quake "swarm", but the timing may have a lot to do with it. 
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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2018, 08:58:17 PM »
In case anyone is still following... https://fox17.com/news/local/another-earthquake-hits-tennessee


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Re: 12/12/2018 East TN Earthquake
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2019, 09:38:45 AM »
Another East TN earthquake in the early morning hours today:
https://www.wate.com/news/local-news/30-magnitude-earthquake-recorded-near-alcoa/1700918273

I have yet to feel any of these but they have been fairly frequent over the past few weeks.

 

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