OregonDeadThat is crazy that you felt one of those. I've been looking at the map and know that I was right over the epicenter of a few but never felt a thing. I heard that people usually can't feel quakes under 3.0 but I think that must be subjective. I've slept through a few big ones. One time my mom woke me up saying we were getting bombed and I didn't believe her until I saw how big the quake was on the news.
I'm operating under the assumption that Hood will have another big event that reshapes the mountain and that it could happen in my lifetime. My Dad pretty much spent his childhood at Spirit Lake and then one day boom it was gone. It's just the reality of the great northwest, the terrain we love is the obvious aftermath of cataclysmic events and nothing is really static.
Back in 3rd grade I remember our computer monitors shaking, then I remember one a year or so before St. Helens last little episode I was in 6th grade and I remember walking down the hallway and seeing the floor do a little wave it felt nuts. then in 7th I believe was when St. Helens spewed some ash out and It came 88 miles away Within 2hours and sent us all home cause the ground was turning grey from the volcanic ash. Still have some in a jar somewhere.
The one up at tline sounded like someone was dragging a heavy table on the floor next to you and heard a decently loud bang, few of us were like wtf was that 10 minutes later another one hit and I was down in the maintenance shop and felt the ground rumble a little and wrenches on the walls clanked a couple times.
these events are extremely normal As a fault cracks it weakens further along and just continues to fall apart or grind together making more small quakes. now if the mtn starts to bulge we should worry a little bit but For me living 13 miles or some shit like that from the summit I just assume that If it goes with no warning boom bye guys Im gone lol.
The real thing to look at is how This year there has been multiple Rises in eco system changes. The earth is a living thing and it will maintain homeostasis some can argue that its natural disaster and extreme calamities that keep the earth in balance by wiping out the things that are harming it. blah blah blah what I am getting at is that there is a Large increase more so than any in the last 300 years across the entire ring of fire over the last 6 months or so. Larger and more frequent quakes are occuring and the west coast is about 180 solid years over due for a big quake. I would say 80% of the Ring of fire has had some huge quakes and been very tragic. It is bound to happen to us out here. I feel like the Mtn and faults are going to go at the same time and just wreck the west coast maybe in 5 years maybe in 500 who knows.