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East coast earthquake
« on: August 23, 2011, 12:37:24 PM »
Supposedly a 5.8.  Anybody out there feel it?
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 12:38:49 PM »
Where was it?  Didn't feel it here in Atlanta.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 12:39:17 PM »
Nope.  Not here in Chicago, though there are posts on the Chicago Tribune site of people who say they did.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 12:40:44 PM »
I felt it in South Western Mass.  Thought I was just feeling strange till I saw my monitors and plants shaking.  Took a sec and then realized it was a quake.

The epicenter was in the traingle formed by Richmond, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville VA.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 12:43:05 PM »
A couple friends in DC felt it.

It happened on the same continent as a nuclear power plant, so I'm going to spend the next week explaining to every single person who has my phone number/email address/facebook page that nuc plants don't just blow up for no good reason. Again.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 12:47:12 PM »
I was in the middle of eating a sandwich when the room started moving, i thought i was having some kinda of stroke or flashback until i saw the stuff hanging in the window starting to move. Whole house was swaying back and forth slowly for about a minute. crazy!

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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 12:49:05 PM »
I felt it.  Rochester MI, a few miles north of Detroit.
I was swaying back and forth .5-1inch (hard to tell) for a bit over 30 seconds on the 3rd floor of a hospital where I'm working.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2011, 01:02:39 PM »
Big Time!

I was standing while on the phone in my office at work when the floor started shaking violently. It took me a second to realize what was happening. The fire alarms were activated and we ecavuated the building. Cell phone service was log jammed for over an hour before I could contact my wife. Pretty scary situation. No one that I know here was hurt, but some buildings in Wilmington are evacuated until futher notice. Obviously internet service has been restored but was out for a while as well.

Manitude 5.8 in central Virginia about 180 miles away from here.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2011, 01:03:55 PM »
I was probably in the garage at that time, and didn't feel anyting happening.  Had to look up where it was - Virginia, about a 5.8 or so.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 01:04:06 PM »
I was in the middle of eating a sandwich when the room started moving, ......

  What kind of sandwich was it?
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 01:07:41 PM »
5.9? Bah. that's a gentle sway. :)

Actually, I can imagine for folks not constantly aware of the lurking danger it would be pretty damn freaky.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 01:07:48 PM »
I heard about it on the radio right after it happened. A lot of people were calling in and saying they had felt it and had stuff moving and shaking around them. I felt left out because I didn't feel a damn thing.

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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 01:08:49 PM »
I was in the middle of eating a sandwich when the room started moving, ......

  What kind of sandwich was it?
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 01:18:50 PM »
Oh Yeah! With bacon, and some sharp cheddar! Can you imagine!! Man I hope his sandwich was not harmed in the quake.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 01:20:03 PM »
5.9? Bah. that's a gentle sway. :)

For some of us more accustomed to earth shakin' events.   ;)
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