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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 06:18 am:

In which picture can you see a Wolverine?

By Cindy Barga (Hoosiergirl) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 06:22 am:

2001 Good morning!
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JimH (Jhattica) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 06:22 am:

2001 on the t-shirt?
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By sometimesyooper (Nancyd) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 07:40 am:

The badger is so cute! Are they common? I don't think I've ever seen one.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 07:55 am:

Badgers cute? More like very vicious and considered a varmin.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 08:54 am:

Varmin.... is that considered a cross between vermin and varmint?? J

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 02:06 pm:

Wellll Dogies, only Jed Clampett knows for sure Capt!

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 03:01 pm:

We've just had a 5.5 Earthquake occur in this area! Centered over in Canada, Felt from Boston, Cleveland, to western lower MI. Lots of activity along Lake Huron, Port Huron, St. Clair River. Evacuations of tall buildings in Detroit which were swaying a bit. Some damage in Detroit. someones garage roof fell down on his car etc. Lots of reports coming in now. Not as big news as in California of course but exciting around here!
Strong aftershock felt 10 minutes later. This all occured while we had 50MPH Thunderstorms passed thru! Concern about rain swollen dams in Ontario. We didn't feel anything here , was busy taking care of animals but noticed all the chickens, ducks, dogs, cats were really acting goofy, nervous, which they do! Stay tuned

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 03:22 pm:

More thanks 4 sharing Memory Lane pics. Regarding the Sturgeon River, there's a Sturgeon River in Cheboygan County, 2 (and a Sturgeon Creek in Midland County).

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 03:43 pm:

If you indeed felt this earthquake, by all means please report it to the USGS so they can interpret how far away from the epicenter it was felt and improve their analysis of it.

Did you feel it?

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 04:07 pm:

Dang, thought I had too many brewskis, but here is the earthquake report;

If you felt the ground shaking about 10 minutes ago you're not crazy.

It appears the Grand Rapids area may have felt the effects of an earthquake that is hitting parts of Canada.

The United State Geological Service is reporting a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada.

The east side of the state also felt the tremors.

And there's plenty of chatter happening on Twitter and other social media sites.

Twitter users began reporting feeling an earthquake in Michigan and elsewhere about 2 p.m.

The Press also has received e-mails from people who reportedly felt the tremors as far away as Livonia and Rochester Hills on the east side of Michigan.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 06:04 pm:

Well, at about 1:45, I was sitting at a desk in the principal's office
signing report cards, when I felt the school begin to shake. The
principal was convinced that it was students doing DPA (Daily
Physical Activity) in the gym. Hmm... he was finally convinced that
we had experienced an earthquake after the admin. assistant
informed him that she had just received a text message from
someone about it. People in downtown Toronto were pretty
rattled. Since the G20 is upon us here, many were convinced that a
bomb had exploded somewhere in the city.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 06:46 pm:

Here's something Keweenaw Peninsula residents might know about its history. Between 1905 and 1909, there were a few earthquakes on the Keweenaw caused by copper mining activities instead of from a quake fault.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 07:18 pm:

Actually, the Keweenaw earthquakes were caused by cave-ins and collapsing roof pillars in the mines. Below is a piece from the USGS about these "strange occurrances":

A series of unusual occurrences in the Keweenaw Peninsula mining area form a significant part of the seismic history of Michigan. The first disturbance was on July 26, 1905 at about 6:20 in the evening. At Calumet there occurred what appeared to be a terrific explosion. Chimneys fell with a crash and plate glass windows were broken (intensity VII). The explosion was heard far down in a mine and the shock was felt all over the Keweenaw Peninsula area and as far away as Marquette, about 70 miles southeast across Lake Superior. Ten months later, on May 26, 1906, a similar phenomenon occurred. Train rails were twisted, and there was a notable sinking of the earth above the Atlantic mine. The disturbance was reported felt over an area about 30 to 40 miles in diameter. Another shock occurred in the same region on January 22, 1909. A rumbling tremor was felt around Houghton and was believed to be caused by the crushing of pillars in a mine.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 08:45 pm:

Thanks 4 the info, Capt. Interesting.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 02:17 am:

Kosk, The exact time on the seismograph was 1:41 PM
The radius extent of the tremors did include much of western MI LP including Grand Rapids and also may have been felt in the eastern UP!

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