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EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby SlyTF1 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:17 pm

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About an hour ago, an Earthquake started about 24 miles from where I live and it stretched to New York and South Carolina! It was a 5.9, and from what I hear, there's not much damage or many injuries, but damn. That was exciting. I'm seriously terrified, though of an aftershock.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Duke of Luns » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:28 pm

I felt it here in West Virginia. It was very minor, and there was no damage at all. Only lasted a few seconds, and I didn't think much of it till I saw there was an earthquake on the news.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:12 pm

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Jeeze, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, what next? A frikkin black hole?
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby DJLazer » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:13 pm

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I heard it on the news! On the internet you can see the white hous shaking side to side
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Noideaforaname » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:33 pm

That was an interesting experience (I'm in South Jersey). I live in an old twin house where slight shaking isn't unheard of (thunder, washing machines, trains, heavy traffic, etc.), though that was far stronger.

No damage or injuries here. A few things fell of the shelves, but nothing broke.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby DJLazer » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:38 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:Jeeze, earthquakes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, what next? A frikkin black hole?

Next thing you know a black hole appears out of nowhere
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Scatman Jazz » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:42 pm

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I felt it all the way over here in western Pennsylvania. It was a real baby shake, but still somewhat shocking since I've never experienced one.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Archanubis » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:19 pm

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Felt it when it hit. Was in the Giant grocery store, standing at the deli counter, having just ordered some deli ham, when I noticed the deli display moving on its own. Then I felt the floor move. Then I heard the rattling of the signs and lights hanging from the ceiling.

First thought that came through my mind was, "Was that an earthquake or an explosion?"
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Wreck 'n Rule » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:34 pm

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OMG, we felt a little here in Vermont. I noticed our standing lamp was shaking, and my girlfriend and her daughter swore they felt something. That explains it.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Heavy B » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:18 pm

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plymouth mass, felt nothing. PLAYING PS3. yeah
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:46 pm

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Wow, must have been powerful if it was felt up and down the Eastern Coast and into the Midwest. I thought a 5.9 wasn't that powerful...
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby SlyTF1 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:14 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Wow, must have been powerful if it was felt up and down the Eastern Coast and into the Midwest. I thought a 5.9 wasn't that powerful...


It only took place half a mile below ground. The reason it was felt so far is because it was so shallow.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Mkall » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:48 pm

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I've heard of people who want to "shake up Washington" but I never knew they had meant it literally :shock:

The only time there was an Earthquake in my area (3.4 or something minor like that), I was in a building with a raised floor on bearing specifically designed to minimize earthquake effects. The only time I was ever in that building too. Talk about coincidence.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Skyfire77 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:01 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Wow, must have been powerful if it was felt up and down the Eastern Coast and into the Midwest. I thought a 5.9 wasn't that powerful...


It only took place half a mile below ground. The reason it was felt so far is because it was so shallow.


Actually it was about 4mi, but due to differences in geology, earthquakes on the east coast are felt over a wider area than those on the west coast. There was a 5.3 in Colorado last night, and basically no one even noticed.

Anyway, we felt this one in Pittsburgh alright, kind of a rolling motion. This makes quake #2 for me; I was about 10-15 miles from a 4.1 in Charleston, SC back in '92. Felt that one a lot stronger.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:50 pm

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Scatman Jazz wrote:I felt it all the way over here in western Pennsylvania. It was a real baby shake, but still somewhat shocking since I've never experienced one.


Same here. I live in Meadville, and it was felt here too. More like a smooth swaying motion, rather than a rock and shake kind of feel.

Thing is though, when you're asleep (like I was, taking a nap) and your bed starts swaying enough to wake you, you get nauseous.

Going from stationary and calm to WTF and swaying back and forth on something that should be rock solid...yeah, pleasant waking experience.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Treetop Maximus » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:12 pm

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I was in the shower at the time. I could turn my experience into a porno!

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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:04 pm

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I know this was scary and serious, but now that it's over and no one was killed and no serious damage was done, I think we can laugh about it, at least a little bit.

This isn't mine, but I had to share because this is just too funny.

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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Slayershoop » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:13 pm

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West Coast says hi and welcome to the party ;) It's interesting just how different they are, I remember when we had a 6.8 back in 2001, and it didn't spread damage that far, sure it was felt but not drastically, I'm pretty sure damage didn't leave the Puget Sound area.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby prowl123 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:58 am

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I felt it in Rhode Island.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby SlyTF1 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:38 am

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Autobot032 wrote:I know this was scary and serious, but now that it's over and no one was killed and no serious damage was done, I think we can laugh about it, at least a little bit.

This isn't mine, but I had to share because this is just too funny.

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Lol! My house was only 24 miles from the epicenter of the entire thing, and absolutely nothing fell over.
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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:38 pm

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Sorry...sorry everyone.

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Re: EARTHQUAKE!!!

Postby Duke of Luns » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:57 pm

Saw in the paper today that the earthquake caused the chimney of the Barbour County Courthouse(West Virginia) to fall off. It was only cosmetic damage, and the chimney already had issues.

So yeah I guess it did cause some slight damage out here. No injuries that I know of, which is good.
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