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sweetcell

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Earthquake!
« on: August 23, 2011, 01:56:38 pm »
anyone else feel it?  whole house shook here in R'ville.

not that i've had a lot of experience with quakes, but i believe that was the strongest i've ever felt.
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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 01:58:07 pm »
Felt something here in Richmond.

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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 02:02:02 pm »
we had about 20 seconds on pretty solid shaking over here.  at first i thought the washing machine was spinning off kilter... then i remembered it's not strong enough to make windows rattle. 

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/32.42.-85.-75.php
looks like it was over 5.0.
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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 02:03:05 pm »
We were rocking here in Ocean City at about 1:50PM.

Unlike other small quakes I've experienced, heard nothing but we were sure rocking back and forth a little bit. First thought that I was going nuts or had some weird middle ear problem until I saw a dresser mirror sway back and forth. Went outside and all sorts of others felt it too.

Just heard that the Capitol was evacuated.

Heard earlier this morning that there was one some place out West, New Mexico or somewhere in that area. Felt in several different SW states. Must be a big one to reach all across the country.
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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 02:06:30 pm »
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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 02:07:07 pm »
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!


repeat     OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

i have never felt or gone through something like this, and i had lived in virginia over 30 years.  my whole house shook for like 30 seconds.  now i am worried about possible structural damage.  OMG!!!!  is this real.  

i'm off to read the bible now.


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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 02:07:23 pm »
Welcome to the club!

Having visited the University of Virginia (and Charlotesville), I've got a bad feeling about any 5.9 earthquake within 10 miles of that place.  When I visited, I thought the bricks were lovely, but also remember saying "this would never work in CA...."
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2011, 02:15:46 pm »
word is it was all over the eastern coast. crazy.

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 02:18:58 pm »
Welcome to the club!

Having visited the University of Virginia (and Charlotesville), I've got a bad feeling about any 5.9 earthquake within 10 miles of that place.  When I visited, I thought the bricks were lovely, but also remember saying "this would never work in CA...."

and richmond too.  i bet there was some damage there.

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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 02:19:22 pm »
i live less than 30 miles form the epicenter.  house shook like a bitch for 30-45 seconds.  everyone is ok and so far we have found no damage.  sounded like a damn freight train was about to come through the front door.
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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 02:22:03 pm »
Check this out. Whatever is happening, seems to have some connection with Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Alaska and even the British Virgin Islands. Of course, the BVI may be more related to the hurricane but not sure if those things are ever really connected. Kind of wish that I could see some 3-D model of the inside of the Earth to see how and if these movements are all connected.
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Re: Earthquake!
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 02:26:45 pm »
Check this out.

You clearly know nothing about plate tectonics.   
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 02:29:40 pm »
Check this out.

You clearly know nothing about plate tectonics.   

is that like technotronic?  those plates . . . just pumped up the jam.

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 02:30:51 pm »
Check this out.

You clearly know nothing about plate tectonics.  

 I didn't say that I did and I qualified my post by stating that it 'seems'. I bet you don't have any absolutes about what's happening either.
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