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Earthquake, Central Virginia [US]

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by steven s, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

  2. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

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  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I've got a hunch some internet traffic was affected based on performance of a few sites (not xf.com), but I certainly cannot find anything tangible on the internet.
  4. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I live in Northern Virginia near DC...I work on the 12th floor of my building...that was pretty scary. The walls were shifting so badly they looked like they were going to fall out. We aren't prepared for this kinda crap over here! lol
  5. Danny.VBT

    Danny.VBT Active Member

    I'm in New Jersey and felt a tremor that lasted about 20 seconds. It wasn't that severe but it was frightening. I was actually relieved when I found it was just an earthquake.
  6. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    Felt a little shaking here in Harrisburg, PA. I thought it might have been me daydreaming or something until I asked a coworker if it was what I thought it was. Lasted maybe 10 - 15 seconds.
  7. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I thought congress agreed on something and everyone fell out of their chairs. :)
    After experiencing 9/11 when I lived in the DC area, I would have been pretty shaken up.

    I felt it 400 miles away. Granted very minor. Still, quite a distance to travel.

    Added: Interesting headline:
    Earthquake Hits East Coast: Aftershocks Felt on Twitter Reuters

    Really? Is this a new vibration feature on Twitter?
  8. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    I thought it was mother nature taking her turn at getting Obama out of office but he is at Martha's Vineyard I guess LOL.
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  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    We felt it here in NE Ohio. From what I understand, it was felt as far north as Maine and as far west as western Ohio/Michigan.
    I know there was a good amount of structural damage in Washington, to the cathedral and other buildings.

    Odd things are happening.
  10. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    I felt it in NOVA too. I was like, is that a train going by? Then it shook harder lol
  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that answered your question? ;)
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  12. Tempest

    Tempest Active Member

    Felt it here in NYC for about 20 seconds. I was sitting in the office and everything started rocking. I just thought it was one of our tankers backing up way too far into the receiving bay and shaking the whole building. I looked outside and saw 6 ton tankers wobbling a little bit and then realized it was an earthquake. No damage where I was or pretty much anywhere in NYC. I just know a few skyscrapers shook a little too much for comfort but no structural damage.
  13. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Word is that it was all of either the debt ceiling falling in Washington or all the founding father simultaneously rolling in their graves.
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  14. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    In Norfolk, VA, on 3rd floor in my office, I felt it. Not so scary though. I didn't come out of my office. :)
  15. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    Felt it down here, outside of Raleigh NC.. Thought my new A/C in the attic was on the fritz.. Light rumble, sustained about 60 seconds but no harm...
  16. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    There was an initial -and later discounted - report that the Washington Monument was leaning. I was sure that, as seen from the Capitol Rotunda, it would be leaning to the right.
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  17. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    We will rebuild! Now we must wait for FEMA to arrive, just in time for the hurricane :D
  18. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Devastation in Central Virginia:
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  19. John

    John Well-Known Member

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