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Toronto is not known for its earthquakes but I believe that would be the loudest. 

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> On Mar 16, 2015, at 9:38 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi Patrick:
> 
> Maybe you could release a 2x speed version (an octave higher in pitch). Probably still taxing on the woofers, but maybe a better idea of the impact of big guns. Back in my newspaper reporter days, I covered some heavy weapons demonstrations at Fort Drum, NY. Big guns make big noises, to say the least! I was happy to be on the sending end of the business, as opposed to the receiving end.
> 
> This brings up a question for the house -- what is the loudest naturally occuring sound as far as SPL's -- a massive earthquake, a massive hurricane or tornado, or the thunder after a big nearly lightening-to-ground strike (or perhaps the thunder overhead after a big cloud-to-cloud strike)? As far as human hearing goes, I'd think thunder would sound loudest, but I wonder if earthquake is most SPLs because of the subsonic waves?
> 
> -- Tom Fine
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patrick Feaster" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 9:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "Sound" of the end of WWI
> 
> 
>> The sound of the end of World War One certainly seems worth trying to play
>> back.  I'll give it a try from the published image (originally the
>> frontispiece of *America's Munitions, 1917-1918, *which we have in the
>> library here at Indiana University) and report back on the results --
>> though I have a feeling that it would take some pretty serious subwoofers
>> to do the sound-ranging records justice.  And no, I had no idea such
>> equipment existed before it came up on ARSCLIST just now.
>> 
>> - Patrick
>> 
>> On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Maybe Patrick Feaster will be able to scan and "play" that film snippet.
>>> 
>>> -- Tom Fine
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy A. Riddle" <
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>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2015 9:18 AM
>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] "Sound" of the end of WWI
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> This graphic has been making the rounds at several websites and forums
>>>> recently.  It's from the book "America's Munitions 1917-18" by Benedict
>>>> Crowell and apparently shows the sound of the end of WWI:
>>>> 
>>>> http://life.time.com/history/world-war-i-ceasefire-
>>>> november-11-1918-graphic/#1
>>>> 
>>>> From my limited Googling around, this appears to have been created by a
>>>> military sound ranging system using low frequency microphones that was in
>>>> development during the War.
>>>> 
>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_ranging#World_War_I
>>>> 
>>>> Are there any more original examples of these recordings that survive in
>>>> their original form and not as reproductions in books?  Patrick Feaster
>>>> know about this?
>>>> 
>>>> rand
>>>> 
>>>> ______________
>>>> Randy A. Riddle
>>>> www.coolcatdaddy.com
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>