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Old 08-23-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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East Coast Earthquake

Hope everyone is ok, certainly nothing major, but reminded me of back on Oahu for a second.

Magnitude 5.9 - VIRGINIA


The only damage reported so far


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Old 08-23-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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East Coast Earthquake

Apparently I missed it yet again! I happened to be at the grocery store and never felt a thing! No shelves swaying or anything! Back in the early 80's an earthquake hit NE Ohio. I was at the Cleveland Zoo and again didn't feel anything. The one today they are saying was a 5.9 so that is fairly significant. You would have thought it would be noticeable. Everyone on Facebook is commenting from Maryland to South Carolina to Cleveland.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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Okay mods do your magic and merge threads!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #4
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Well, I WAS a Earthquake virgin, but not now!! I am still shaking, that scared the he11out of me.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:56 PM   #5
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Makes me wonder if it was just the start of something, not to be a fear monger, but quakes rarely just happen once.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:01 PM   #6
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I understand they felt it all the way to Joisy!

They had one in southern Colorado also.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #7
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I understand they felt it all the way to Joisy!

They had one in southern Colorado also.
YUP We felt it in JERSEY.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
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I felt it in jersey now and then in the early 80's
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Okay mods do your magic and merge threads!
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:45 PM   #10
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We felt it here. We evacuated my office building. I'm home now. Everyone is okay here, just a lot of folks around here shaken up (no pun intended) and traffic is really bad.

This was my 1st earthquake but I work with 2 guys from California who were like " oh, yeah, that's an earthquake." and back to work...
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:53 PM   #11
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Thanks Dave! I was typing as Tattrat was posting!
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dw went out to get her nails done, and the boy was misbehaving around about that time.

i kept trying to get him to come outside to help me work on the yard, so when I got angry, the earth shook!
it was freakin great timng!

he won't misbehave again for a while, lol.
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Just FYI -

M5.8 – Virginia

Mouse over the locations on the map and you will see the intensity in you area or your closest area.
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dw went out to get her nails done, and the boy was misbehaving around about that time.

i kept trying to get him to come outside to help me work on the yard, so when I got angry, the earth shook!
it was freakin great timng!

he won't misbehave again for a while, lol.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:22 PM   #15
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Hope everyone is ok, certainly nothing major, but reminded me of back on Oahu for a second.
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Magnitude 5.9 - VIRGINIA


The only damage reported so far

Epicenter was 8 miles west of me. No damage reported thus far between me and Richmond. Hope Vitauta is ok. She is also near Mineral
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We had to evacuate our building. Those in the back of the building thought a train jumped the track and hit us! No damages at all.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:46 PM   #17
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We felt it here...Never felt an earthquake before.....Not certain I want to again!
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:59 PM   #18
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we are ok, thanks for asking, podonell. this quake sure did shake us up, though. even mom, who doesn't react to much of anything these days, felt it viscerally. little actual damage has been reported, considering the size of the quake. checks continue to be done on gas leaks, building structures, etc. nuclear reactors in nearby lake anna were shut down just as a precautionary measure. most of the area school closings are presumably precautionary as well. extreme weather, in the u.s. and around the world in recent times, is every bit as frightening to contemplate as is the threat of terrorism. to me anyway....
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:05 PM   #19
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A 5.9 shaker on the west coast would hardly make the local news...

Now, all I hear on TV are a bunch of east coast whimps!
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:18 PM   #20
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quakes are the main reason i remain an east coast girl today. weather wimp here--guilty as charged....
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