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md just had an earthquake by hookdonspeed
Started on: 08-23-2011 01:55 PM
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wow... first time i ever felt one, weird....
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I felt it here
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here too, the building shook for a second, i stood up then it really started shaking. Everybody in the office went outside. never felt one that strong before, very strange. It probably lasted 3 seconds but felt much longer.
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News is saying 5.8, and centered in Virginia.

Everyone OK?

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Originally posted by ohioindy:
I felt it here


yup. I felt a little something too.

was very slight - but definitely felt it
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I doubt it did much damage if any, maybe near the epicenter but not here in south Jersey/Philly area....I'm sure if you were from CA you'd be making girly man comments but for those of us on the East coast it's very unusual and a very strange feeling.
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There are rumors on facebook that tall buildings in NYC being evacuated as precaution?
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im bout 25miles from the center here @ work... we felt it nice and strong, no damage, everything looks to be ok, cell phones are out tho.
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now saying it was a 6.0 (edit to add) depending on who you listen to.

Also reports of evacuations in DC, Philly and NYC. Probably more of a WTF than for damage or threat.

Well that certainly livened up my boring Tuesday.

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Picked it up here, too. NYC evacuated buildings, mainly because they don't know what else to do. Let's see when Rumor checks in. He can tell us what's jiggling in New York.

Have there been building evac's in DC, too? I thought I heard somebody say that.
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Didn't feel a thing

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blame global warming.
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Originally posted by Justinbart:

Didn't feel a thing



Me neither
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Didn't feel a thing here, either..

News is also reporting a 5.3 quake in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico...
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Originally posted by Silentassassin185:

There are rumors on facebook that tall buildings in NYC being evacuated as precaution?


they emptyed the malls and all around here for the same reason.


aw man. my cars on jackstands.... O.o
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Originally posted by Justinbart:

Didn't feel a thing



Don't feel bad. I thought a really fat guy had walked past my cubicle. But he would've been carrying something really heavy for that kind of motion.
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Weird, we had one here in southeast Colorado too, about the same size as the one in VA.
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Originally posted by Zeb:


Don't feel bad. I thought a really fat guy had walked past my cubicle. But he would've been carrying something really heavy for that kind of motion.


I was in bed, soooo wasn't this fat guy.

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Originally posted by hookdonspeed:
aw man. my cars on jackstands.... O.o


If you felt safe enough to get under it, it's probably fine.

Then again, you may live dangerously. YMMV
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Originally posted by rpro:

Weird, we had one here in southeast Colorado too, about the same size as the one in VA.


Guess that means it's about time for the New Madrid fault to pop...
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According to the news, the Pentagon and White House were evacuated.

http://www.cfnews13.com/art...,-Pentagon-evacuated
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WOW Ok I dont want that again.. Our whole factory was shaking ,my desk and computer were also
shaking as was the floor. It was centered in Mineral ,Va Paul's daughter is in Fredericksburg and things
were falling off the shelves.

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Funny thing is I was hauling a large model I am working on across the street to my paint booth at work. The model is so big I hauled it on my deck lid. So I drove really really slow. By the time I made it to the booth the shop building was evacuated and everyone was asking me if I felt it. Which since I was driving in my Fiero I did not. So my first chance at experiencing an earthquake, I was in my Fiero and didn't feel it at all. Darn.
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woaaaaa....


We were at lunch, a block away from work, and didn't feel anything, but when we went outside, there were tons of people just standing there, not saying anything...

the building I work in shook a lot, though (other people told me this)


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Originally posted by Curlrup:

Funny thing is I was hauling a large model I am working on across the street to my paint booth at work. The model is so big I hauled it on my deck lid. So I drove really really slow. By the time I made it to the booth the shop building was evacuated and everyone was asking me if I felt it. Which since I was driving in my Fiero I did not. So my first chance at experiencing an earthquake, I was in my Fiero and didn't feel it at all. Darn.


Your Fiero completely insulated you from an earthquake, and you're upset? Dang. Did you thank it? Safest place to be.

Except, perhaps, in a fire.
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Your Fiero completely insulated you from an earthquake, and you're upset? Dang. Did you thank it? Safest place to be.

Except, perhaps, in a fire.


Well since I was outside I wouldn't have minded feeling somethnig. However, now I know earthquake....in the Fiero.
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I felt it here in Maine! The window blinds were swaying back & forth. Strange feeling!

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Felt it here in Marion Ohio north of Columbus.

My office is on the second floor and my desk shook a bit.

Had a bottled water sitting next to me and watched the water in it slosh around.
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Well this was either Bush's fault, the republican's fault or the tea bagger's fault. Didn't Bush direct Katrina to strike the democratic sections of New Orleans?

I have been in several earth quakes while stationed in Japan and in California. I only got nervous when the buildings started creaking. There were some minor quakes when I was living in upstate NY. This is just a preview to the end of the world in December 2012.
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I didnt feel it myself. But I heard about the one early this morning in Colorado. The one time I felt one, I thought my kid was jumping on the hitch of my camper and yelled at him.
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Felt it in Cincy, strong enough for me, no more, thanks.

Pretty strong swaying, papers pinned on my walls were swaying in/out from the walls, my chair was rocking, felt two distinct waves hit. First for about 7 seconds, next was about 3 seconds. Building started creaking, and its not an old building, nor a tall building.
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Lets see who has earthquake straps on their hot water heaters......
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Originally posted by Justinbart:

Didn't feel a thing



Nothing at this end of the state either (SW....Berrien County.)
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My father is in New Jersey right now, and he felt it. Didn't feel a thing here.
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quote
Originally posted by Justinbart:

blame global warming.


Or Bush

 
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

Lets see who has earthquake straps on their hot water heaters......


I'm sorry but why would you want to heat hot water? :P Just picking on you, something we used to do to first year students in Electrical Apprenticeship.

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Wow....I was watching CNN on the subject and people ran to the roof tops of the buildings they work at . Door frames people...you stand in door frames during a quake....
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Felt it in middletown De. Shook the whole hanger the overhead hoist and the aircraft. We had a chinook on jacks and it didn't fall luckily. My first earthquake and WOW how amazing ! the power to be felt from that far away and it was only a 5.9! Holy sh!t wasn't expecting that at all today

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Felt it in middletown De. Shook the whole hanger the overhead hoist and the aircraft. We had a chinook on jacks and it didn't fall luckily. My first earthquake and WOW how amazing ! the power to be felt from that far away and it was only a 5.9! Holy sh!t wasn't expecting that at all today



I was up in New Castle @ the 13/40 split at the time. I was idling in a parking lot doing paperwork in my work van and it felt like someone was on the front and back bumper jumping up and down. My first experience and it was special. Cell phones were down for a while from people clogging the celluar towers.
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Mat 24:3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?"
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered them, "See that no one leads you astray.
Mat 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
Mat 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Mat 24:8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
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Here in Wilkesboro it felt as though there was extreme heavy equipment being used in my front yard. I had time to get up and look out the window to see what my neighbor was doing before it was over. When I saw nothing, I thought "What the hell was that? I will have to jump online and see if there was an earthquake." This was my first earthquake, and it leaves me being glad I chose to live in an area that is naturally void of natural disasters.
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