Did You Feel The Earthquake Tuesday Evening?

A mild earthquake was recorded Tuesday in New Bedford.

By Owen Boss

An earthquake was measured in New Bedford Tuesday evening.

At 5:46 p.m., a 2.4 earthquake was recorded in New Bedford, Mass, according to Earthquaketrack.com.

Earlier reports of an earthquake off the coast of Nantucket are being corrected. 

So, we have to ask - did you feel anything in your neck of the woods? 
BH February 13, 2014 at 10:22 AM
There isn't a person on this earth that would deny cars exist or that there is electricity or that there are other planets. We can see, feel, hear and touch all these things. There is a major difference in the belief of god or someone claiming a prayer cured cancer or any "miracle". These are just claims and cannot be proven, seen, felt, heard or touched without a doubt.
BH February 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM
I'll respect and listen to others beliefs, but until you can prove something to me or show a scientific basis and route to that thing being true, I will most likely not believe it.
Gretchen Robinson February 13, 2014 at 12:27 PM
BH you sound like a Humanist, which is what I am. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism We believe in human dignity and worth and the ability for humans to solve its own problems. There is a Humanist group in RI that I belong to. Humanists of RI and they are on FB. It's mostly secular humanists with some religious humanists.
BH February 13, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Some of my beliefs line up with those of humanists, thanks Gretchen. I don't look down or think any differently any anyone else or their beliefs tho deb, just differ.
deb of see-attleboro February 13, 2014 at 01:38 PM
I don't know how we ended up discussing religion, BH. You have made it quite clear you do not believe in God. That is neither here nor there. I was simply asking if you have had any supernatural experiences. You confessed that you are open to the possibility of aliens. I agree, although not for the same reasons. I have no idea what an alien would require to survive. We have certain requirements for "life" here on earth. Fictional novels are the only source I am aware of that gives us an idea of what an alien is. Of course we have our own imagination. And there are numerous witness accounts of extra-terrestrial activity. So as I said, I am open to the possibility. Especially here, in the "Bridgewater Triangle":)
BH February 13, 2014 at 01:40 PM
I'm open to beings that require the same life system and support that we do, anything else I'd need to see evidence (aside from arsenic breathing bacteria). And the basis of this was believing something without any proven study or evidence.
paul February 13, 2014 at 06:19 PM
When tsunamis (triggered by underwater earthquakes) hit Sri- Lanka and Sumatra several years ago every elephant, buffalo, monkey, donkey, dog and feral cat ran to high ground and lived. Over one hundred thousand people drowned but almost every animal survived. I don't know about studies, but the fact is, the animals knew.
deb of see-attleboro February 13, 2014 at 06:55 PM
I don't think it is possible to prove that no animals were lost in the tsunami. I also doubt every animal knew. It is more likely that some did sense danger and alerted the others.
BH February 13, 2014 at 06:56 PM
So you copy the excerpt from the president of the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society and that makes it true? Here's another "expert".......“It’s an urban legend,” said Brooks Hanson, deputy managing editor for physical sciences at the journal Science. “Different people feel earthquakes differently, so maybe animals could, too. But a tsunami? No way. … I have heard rumors that none of the animals were killed, but how do they know that? Did they take a census?” Reiss agreed that there could be other explanations for the vast absence of dead animals among the human casualties and ruin wrought by the tsunami. “It’s conceivable that some of the animals were washed out to sea,” she said. “Lots of animals died in the tsunami … goats, dogs, cats, etc.”
BH February 13, 2014 at 07:00 PM
If tsunamis or earthquakes emit sound at very low frequency, sure maybe animals can hear it a few minutes before us, is this some great feat? But they do not have some secret sixth sense or extra sensory perception where they can just tell something is going to happen. There is zero concrete evidence and just here-say by a local zoo keeper.
Serves You Right February 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM
BH, do you believe you have a soul?
BH February 14, 2014 at 12:19 AM
What's your definition of a soul?
Tina Mqs February 14, 2014 at 08:10 AM
Depends on what your definition of 'have' is.
Serves You Right February 14, 2014 at 08:13 AM
@BH "Your" definition will do. @Tina, the usual definition, but I'll humor you and define it as "Possess."
Tina Mqs February 14, 2014 at 08:18 AM
I was kidding... :) Was having Clinton-era flashbacks.
BH February 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM
No I don't think there is such a thing as a soul. I think we are scientific beings and once we die, we're dead and nothing more.
deb of see-attleboro February 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Many scientists and other learned men and women would beg to differ, BH. Otherwise why would they flock to churches, synagogues and mosques throughout the world?
BH February 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Because they feel alone and can't handle the thought of no supreme being and no afterlife. I'm perfectly fine with the thought of nothing after I die. My beliefs are based on truths that can be proven any day of the week. Religious beliefs are based on stories and nothing that can be proven with hard evidence. To me, my view is much more realistic. The thought of someone watching over us and affecting our lives is so far fetched to me, especially given how insignificant we are in relation to the universe. And saying many scientist disagree is not an argument, of course there are people who agree and disagree, with everything.
BH February 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Do snails have souls? Or ants? They are living things, what is the difference between us and them?
deb of see-attleboro February 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM
You have made it quite clear that your thoughts of nothingness after death gives you great comfort. However, you cannot prove there is nothing after death anymore than I can prove that there is.
deb of see-attleboro February 14, 2014 at 11:34 AM
I will likely stir up a hornets nest. But I believe only human persons have souls.
BH February 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Deb, you're the one that keeps asking me questions. There is zero evidence of an afterlife or angels or anything. The fact that there is no evidence lends more to my argument. And I'd love to hear why humans are the chosen species to have souls or to go to heaven and other species aren't so lucky. There was a time when we were not as intelligent or advanced as apes or octopus...
deb of see-attleboro February 14, 2014 at 12:28 PM
You obviously love the attention, BH, because you keep responding. And since you do not believe in Heaven, why are you worried about the "other species"? Feel free to answer... or not.
BH February 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM
We can't have a discussion without you hurling blame? I've been respectful of your opinion.
BH February 14, 2014 at 12:49 PM
It's probably better to not have different opinions and conversations. Wouldn't want to ever hear another viewpoint or god forbid learn something from someone else.
deb of see-attleboro February 14, 2014 at 02:47 PM
BH: I don't think I was hurling blame or being disrespectful. I apologise if I offended you. BTW, if I didn't want to "hear another viewpoint or god forbid learn something from someone else" why would I be asking you questions?
BH February 14, 2014 at 03:38 PM
Forget my beliefs. I want to know why a lizard or elephant or eagle doesn't have a soul or go to heaven. I'm curious is all.
deb of see-attleboro February 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Forget my beliefs. Why isn't a lizard or elephant or eagle afforded the same human rights as you and I? Some would argue they should be.
Serves You Right February 14, 2014 at 04:48 PM
so how's that earthquake doing?
paul February 14, 2014 at 08:59 PM
Did Adam & Eve have belly buttons?


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