Skip to comments.Earthquake in Virginia?
Posted on 05/21/2014 7:16:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
Just had a friend report an earthquake in Cumberland, VA.
Any FReepers feel it, too?
One county away from Cumberland - felt nothing......
Breaking911 @Breaking911 · 17m
BREAKING: 3.2 magnitude Earthquake strikes Richmond, VA area
M 3.2 - 13km SW of Powhatan, Virginia
DYFI? - V
2014-05-21 21:47:14 UTC-04:00
Libs will blame it on fracking ........ or global warming.
I signed on to see if there was any information on this.
I’m in central Virginia as well——between Lynchburg and Appomattox. I was sitting on the floor and I felt it....it was very brief, thankfully.
I didn’t feel a thing here in California.
From my friend:
“It was a loud rumble and the house was shaking a bit. I felt it while laying in bed. At first it sounded and felt like An unbalanced washing machine spinning but much louder and harder shaking.”
Checking in from Michigan. Nuthin to report.
That is all.
I’m surprised. You folks are always shaking out there. lol...
Glad it was a small one!
We are used to the quakes here in SoCal..3.2 really isn’t anything special here but if your not used to it then it will come as quite the surprise
Wow. We have family there.
Moo dropped a snack in the White House which triggered the earthquake along fault line running through VA.
Yeah, that’s what I’ve heard.
Personally, I’ve never experienced one. Where I live we don’t get ‘em. Just tornadoes, hailstorms, blizzards and floods. lol...
All quiet in the Twin Cities...
Dang. That’s bound to cost us another fortune...
Central VA had a quake 4 years ago of something like 5 and it did millions in damage (including cracking the Washington Monument, and the National Cathedral in DC) The Washington Monument only now reopened a couple weeks ago, after extensive, top-down repairs....
The East hardly ever gets quakes and we’re not prepared for them—so what would be ordinary in CA, is very damaging here.
Been pretty quiet these days in California.
MY BAD!!! I was walking across the balcony in our home just prior to your posting this and my wife said loudly downstairs, “What was that?”
As I was walking, I thought it was my bare feet hitting the balcony - she heard and felt it - I didn’t!
Now family is telling me all about it.
Nothing like the 5.1 years ago - a loud “boom” like a plane crashed, then serious shaking for 15 - 20 seconds - I thought the log home I built and live in was coming down on me!
Mooch settling into her easy chair is all.
Luckily I haven’t felt any of those since Im in Southern California and those are more Northern. People here always make fun of small quakes and say “Oh if its not a 5 Im not getting out of bed” for me any quake is scary no matter the size because you just don’t know if its a for shock to something bigger
When you really want to know you ought to go to the USGS web site that has a map of all quakes. The get it faster than FR does
Just the tornadoes would scare the hell out of me. Here in southeast PA, overall we don’t get a lot of the severe weather problems that I read about and watch on the TV.
Well, I knew if I just posted the thread someone would do that. :-)
What’s shakin’, mama?
First thing crossed my mind, fracking in Virginia? Then I recalled that the CIA is located in Virginia, coincidence? I think not!
I believe they refer to that in DC as Bush’s Fault.
Well except for the fires....but yeah the earth moving under our feet thankfully has been quiet.
Nothing in Alexandria. Ironic, the Washington Monument just re-opened last week after @ 2.5 years since the last VA quake.
They are really not enjoyable until the 5M-6M range. We get so many here that they are not even reported. I do love a good rumbling quake that lasts a few minutes and comes bubbling up from a low growl and shaking to jolt the house.
At least last night’s tremor was tiny compared to the one a few years ago. My sister-in-law thought it was Jesus coming back, LOL!
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