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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2011, 01:23:10 PM »
I lived in Vermont for the first 30+ years of my life give or take a year here and there and felt probably half a dozen earth quakes in that time. I have lived in california (the bay area even) for almost 4 years now and have not felt any. pretty soon we are entering statistical weirdness zone. ( not wishing for anything, knocking on fake wood panelling)
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 04:06:42 PM »
Oh Yeah! With bacon, and some sharp cheddar! Can you imagine!! Man I hope his sandwich was not harmed in the quake.

+1. I am going to pull a pint in it's memory in either case.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 04:35:07 PM »
It was felt in upstate SC.

 I was sitting at my desk on the second floor and felt the desk and chair tembling  for about 20 seconds. A pen laying on my desk rolled over twice. I freaked out because I had just eat a big bowl of chill beans left over from the night before and didn't know if they had went bad and I was hallucinating or what. About 10 minutes later the lovely and talented Ms. Tubercle texted me about the earthquake.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2011, 04:54:00 PM »
I was on the 14th floor of a building in downtown Lynchburg, VA (not that far away from Mineral). We were not sure what was going on, but no one in the office was scared, more confused than anything. Seemed to shake for half a minute with some minor shaking occurring afterwards. Glad it was not a more destructive force!
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2011, 05:37:36 PM »
I had just parked my Jeep and shut it off when it started rocking side to side... Now the engine has a habit of dieseling on sometimes, so I think to myself maybe I broke a motor mount or something. Then I realized it wasn't running, so I thought, "Huh. Gust of wind, I guess."

Turns out, it was Armageddon. On Facebook, anyway.

Although to be fair, the one earthquake I felt when I lived out in CA was equally as impressive.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2011, 05:43:50 PM »
I was in the middle of eating a sandwich when the room started moving, ......

  What kind of sandwich was it?

ham & cheese on a roll! :D
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2011, 05:45:16 PM »
In honor of the of the great quake of 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2011, 05:53:00 PM »
In honor of the of the great quake of 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM

Shake, Rattle and Roll...

It was scary for a minute. It was the largest earthquake to hit the east coast in 67 years. A quake of equal measure hit New York in 1944.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2011, 06:23:51 PM »
5.9? Bah. that's a gentle sway. :)


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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2011, 06:56:52 PM »
Yep... it started gradually but got the office rolling pretty good for almost a minute.  Once it went beyond the interesting stage we bolted outside pretty quickly.  That was mostly due to fear of the 80 year old brick building collapsing into the harbor, though.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2011, 07:09:57 PM »
5.9? Bah. that's a gentle sway. :)


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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2011, 07:11:42 PM »
Shook my office building pretty good.  Pretty unnerving at the time but ultimately not a big deal.  While it was going on my thought was, "It better not get any worse than this or we're in trouble."
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2011, 07:33:45 PM »
I was in the office about 50 miles from the epicenter.  Pretty cool rocking and rolling for a while there.  Unfortunately, they didn't send everyone home like they did in DC.
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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2011, 07:35:45 PM »
It's been established by the current administration that the DC Earthquake occurred on a rare and obscure fault
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Bush's Fault

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Re: East coast earthquake
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2011, 07:43:51 PM »
5.9? Bah. that's a gentle sway. :)


+1 
Yawn...

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