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EARTHQUAKE JUST HIT DC AREA, MY HOUSE SHOOK LIKE xxx [Mag 5.9 in VA]
self ^ | 8/23/2011 | STOCKPIRATE

Posted on 08/23/2011 10:55:19 AM PDT by stockpirate

DAMN


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; dcearthquake; earthquake; northannapowerplant; northannareactor; obamasfault; quake; virginiaearthquake
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To: Myrddin
We are nearing a new moon syzygy

1) Thich has absolutely zip, zero, NOTHING to do with earthquakes.

2) The moon today is a waning crescent and it's SEVEN DAYS to the new moon. By your standards, you can blame a quake ANY day of a 28 day lunar month on the moon because we're either "nearing" or "just after" a "new moon syzygy" or a "full moon syzygy."

1,201 posted on 08/23/2011 8:21:22 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Major-Monuments-Closed-in-DC-for-Quake-128275528.html

Cracks found In Washington Monument - Closed until further notice...

When Marion Barry & Charlie Sheen heard of crack @ Washington Monument, they rushed right down there...


1,202 posted on 08/23/2011 8:21:49 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: stockpirate

What’s shakin bacon? ;) just kidding. sounds like ur okay. take care. =


1,203 posted on 08/23/2011 8:23:09 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Transmute lead into gold-- buy ammunition.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

first house I ever bought in Manitoba... after 2 days in house, city sewage backed up into my basement. They had crushed the sewer pipe when they were working on something else. Needless to say it was a disaster. Now my rule of thumb is.. if there is no check valve, install one.


1,204 posted on 08/23/2011 8:27:26 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: stockpirate

We felt it in Pittsburgh. My office is on the fifth floor. It was pretty cool.


1,205 posted on 08/23/2011 8:33:49 PM PDT by TJA
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To: SandyInSeattle
NC is beautiful, but I can’t handle the humidity. I do love the thunderstorms, though!

I can't stand the east coast humidity either but I sure do miss hearing those thunderstorms.

1,206 posted on 08/23/2011 8:38:14 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: Windflier

Me too, I was about 60 miles away though...


1,207 posted on 08/23/2011 8:41:45 PM PDT by null and void (Day 942 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: dragonblustar; Shimmer1
I can't stand the east coast humidity either but I sure do miss hearing those thunderstorms.

Me too. Lighting and lighting bugs I miss...

1,208 posted on 08/23/2011 8:45:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 942 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void
Me too. Lighting and lighting bugs I miss...

Me too! I drove back to home this summer and I saw lightning bugs in Wisconsin for the first time in years.

1,209 posted on 08/23/2011 8:49:10 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: null and void
Me too, I was about 60 miles away though...

I was a bit closer - maybe 40 miles. Only reason I got up was because my little sister wouldn't stop shrieking. I figured it must be pretty good, if it had her that excited.

1,210 posted on 08/23/2011 9:13:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TheZMan

Yeah, I seem to remember at the time they were talking in the 7s. I don’t think that from my own sense of being caught in today’s quake I’d have given it as high as a 5.8, except on my nerves scale. It took my “brain” 28 of the 30 seconds to even realize it WAS a quake.


1,211 posted on 08/23/2011 10:19:45 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: SaraJohnson

AMEN!!!!


1,212 posted on 08/23/2011 10:21:02 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Funny you bring this up. The first house I owned by myself when I was around 24 was on a road where they decided to fix water mains right in front of my house. I was pretty broke, having scraped together everything to get into the house.

Well, they repaired it in the winter and ended up freezing and breaking the pipe that led into my house! Since it was on my property, they told me they would not fix it! I had no water for over a month while I fought city hall. I did not have five hundred dollars to fix it! Finally, I met a lawyer at a party and he liked me. He promptly beat city hall on my behalf the following day.


1,213 posted on 08/23/2011 11:28:22 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"NIMBY, huh?"

You betcha!

The town had a choice of three areas. Why install a sewer plant right IN the center of town, in an area that is closest to the creek? It could be placed in the outskirts where no homes would be affected and it would be a safe distance from the creek.

1,214 posted on 08/23/2011 11:49:51 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Bulwyf
"first house I ever bought in Manitoba... after 2 days in house, city sewage backed up into my basement. They had crushed the sewer pipe when they were working on something else. Needless to say it was a disaster. Now my rule of thumb is.. if there is no check valve, install one."

Thanks for the advice.

My concern is if the main sewage holding tank cracks or shifts, the damage won't be visible when it happens because it would happen underground. That plant will be 200 feet from my house. The water that floods the cellar yearly would be contaminated with sewage which may not be detected because it would be diluted. If a pipe bursts, then that's a different story. I would have immediate proof.

1,215 posted on 08/24/2011 12:05:11 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: SaraJohnson

I’m sorry this happened to you. I can guess I know exactly what you went through.

Back in January 1996, the temperature rose above 50 for most of the day then dropped to below freezing. The snow melted suddenly causing severe flooding. My house was flooded from the front that day because of the creek. Underground water was rushing in from the back into my cellar. The two sump pumps could not keep up. I had to turn off the furnace and water pump just before the water reached them. For one week I was without heat or water. There wasn’t any snow left to melt for a cup of coffee! Looking back,I don’t know how I managed.

Meanwhile, the surface flood had eroded my driveway by the road. The gaping hole was about a foot deep and three feet wide spanning the width of the driveway. Fema came when the temps were below freezing and said there’s nothing wrong with my driveway since they could drive over it. The hole was filled with frozen flood water! They wouldn’t fix it but did send me a check for $250 to hire someone to clean my cellar. I didn’t cash it. I did have to replace the flooded furnace too.

Don’t you just love bureaucracy?


1,216 posted on 08/24/2011 1:03:58 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: pgyanke

LOL thanks for the chuckle:)


1,217 posted on 08/24/2011 1:23:10 AM PDT by kelly4c
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To: stlnative

Okay that’s weird because here in northern IL I awoke this afternoon to some really strange thunder rumblings. Now, I looked out and there WAS rain but the thunder was just very abnormal sounding. Then this evening on my way to work, it was sunny and clear. I was sitting in my car eating my burger and all of a sudden I heard a rumble and a gust of wind shook the car and a large piece of paper in the parking lot started whirling around like crazy and then it stopped.


1,218 posted on 08/24/2011 1:30:49 AM PDT by kelly4c
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To: Fishtalk

Ha you have a way with words and your post made me laugh because a couple of years ago about 1:30 in the am I happened to be sleeping over at my mom’s in her spare room on a metal futon when all of a sudden the darn thing starts shaking underneath me and at the same time it sounded like something was moving underneath the futon frantically. It lasted about 6 seconds and the only thing I could think was that there’s a wild animal under the bed and probably a racoon or something and here I am trapped in this small room! It was a quake, turned on the radio cuz I had trouble getting right back to sleep and heard.


1,219 posted on 08/24/2011 1:59:04 AM PDT by kelly4c
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Agree they should use common sense when placing these plants. One thing though, the plants take in dirty water and discharge cleaner water. To a river, stream or creek. Thats why they are usually near rivers, streams or creeks. People don’t want to pay for miles of piping on the outgoing end to place them a “safe distance from the creek”.


1,220 posted on 08/24/2011 2:23:39 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: jboot

Well I see some things have changed since I left that area, my house sold in days back in the early 90’s. BO has even screwed the housing up in DC, WOW.


1,221 posted on 08/24/2011 3:54:53 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: jboot

Well I see some things have changed since I left that area, my house sold in days back in the early 90’s. BO has even screwed the housing up in DC, WOW.


1,222 posted on 08/24/2011 3:55:08 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: John W; 1_Rain_Drop

Additionally waste runs down hill which means it flows to the low point, in this case a creek. Unless you want the extra expense of multiple pump stations then you have to take it to the low areas.


1,223 posted on 08/24/2011 4:06:48 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: kelly4c

I mean your mind roars trying to figure out what the hell is making this piece of furniture move around like that. The fact that the whole world might be rattling doesn’t enter your mind, particularly, go with me on this, here on the east coast.

Yeah, raccoon...that’s the ticket. I wasn’t sure just what kind of animal was in my chair but a raccoon could well have fit under there.

and don’t forget I was dealing with an antsy dog who definitely would have been beside herself what with a racoon in the chair and everything.

;)


1,224 posted on 08/24/2011 4:53:01 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: stockpirate
I work in Chesapeake. I felt my chair move a bit and then I felt a rolling motion, similar to a boat crossing a wake.

A coworker said, "That was an earthquake."

I agreed, looked at the USGS site and saw it listed.

1,225 posted on 08/24/2011 4:55:38 AM PDT by csvset
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To: stockpirate

Wow, we’ve had a good bit of activity in the past day:

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km LOCATION

MAP 3.4 2011/08/24 04:45:26 37.925 -77.994 4.9 11 km ( 7 mi) S of Louisa, VA

MAP 4.2 2011/08/24 00:04:36 37.912 -77.951 7.9 11 km ( 7 mi) SSW of Mineral, VA

MAP 2.2 2011/08/23 19:20:26 37.911 -78.004 0.1 13 km ( 8 mi) S of Louisa, VA

MAP 2.8 2011/08/23 18:46:50 37.931 -77.935 0.1 9 km ( 5 mi) SSW of Mineral, VA

MAP 5.8 2011/08/23 17:51:04 37.936 -77.933 6.0 8 km ( 5 mi) SSW of Mineral, VA


1,226 posted on 08/24/2011 5:00:31 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

You get yearly water in the cellar? Yes, I can see how that would be a cause for concern. If it’s not leaking in through any pipes, a check valve won’t stop that, having foundation repaired would though if it’s a concrete basement.


1,227 posted on 08/24/2011 5:03:08 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: bigcat32

Felt it near the intersection of I-95 and I-20 in South Carolina! I thought I was getting vertigo or something until my wife called and asked me if I felt the Earthquake, she felt it too, we were about five miles apart as the crow flies.


1,228 posted on 08/24/2011 5:30:36 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: RipSawyer

We felt it in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, which is almost 1000 miles from the epicentre, but close to the northeast end of the Appalachian mountains. It was more noticeable in the downtown area, which is built on a river plain of mostly clay. The areas with more bedrock didn’t seem to notice the tremor.


1,229 posted on 08/24/2011 5:37:52 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Ratman83
Well I see some things have changed since I left that area

It's been just plain h*!! trying to sell this house into the BO economy. It's not a junkheap-it's a completely remodeled 2800 s.f. colonial in a well-established golf community. Nice lawns, nice shade trees and nice neighbors and a five minute walk from the 14th hole. But I'm going to end up giving it away for a song, assuming I can even sell it. I'm considering making it a rental.

1,230 posted on 08/24/2011 5:41:03 AM PDT by jboot
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To: stockpirate

I’m in Annapolis this week - had two tremors, a slight one for about 10 secs and then a second more substantial one for 15-20 secs ...

With the first one, I was not sure if it was a tremor or a tree that hit the house [I am in a forested community right now] - but when the second one was shaking all the walls, I knew it was a quake ...

Not bad though, lived in SF for 2 years growing up and we had a couple of about the same size - no big deal ...


1,231 posted on 08/24/2011 5:54:49 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: jboot

Well it is only a song in that area. Fairfax/Prince William etc area was and is just too expensive for most to live in.


1,232 posted on 08/24/2011 6:34:12 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: stockpirate

We experienced a 5.8 earthquake on August 23, 2011. The damage was not too severe but the President responded the next morning with this.


1,233 posted on 08/24/2011 6:51:24 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Ratman83

Actually, it wasn’t bad when I moved there in ‘97. It was actually a little cheaper that where I’d been living in MD. We bought our house the year before the real estate boom and we didn’t overpay for it. But things went nuts after that. I could have made a 200 percent profit if I’d sold the house in ‘05. Looking back I wish I would have sold, but things were going gangbusters and I didn’t want to move. Now I’m nearly under water. Not quite, but another year of this and I’ll be swimming with the fishes-at least financially.


1,234 posted on 08/24/2011 7:09:33 AM PDT by jboot
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To: jboot

I understand, good luck hope it sells fast.


1,235 posted on 08/24/2011 7:20:58 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Strategerist

don’t you know that a good explanation covers all the possibilities (kidding, ducking for cover).... lol


1,236 posted on 08/24/2011 7:35:14 AM PDT by Enchante (9 year cancer survivor this month - last surgery Aug. 2002)
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To: Enchante; credo 2; All
Can't help it! Just received this from a Freeper friend and it must go on this thread!

5.8 MAG QUAKE ROCKS DC-NYC
HURRICANE NEXT?

Resident Obama has just confirmed that the DC earthquake occurred on a rare and obscure fault-line, apparently known as “Bush's Fault”. Obama also announced that the Secret Service and Maxine Waters continues an investigation of the quake’s suspicious ties to the Tea Party. Conservatives however have proven that it was caused by the founding fathers rolling over in their graves.

1,237 posted on 08/24/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT by seekthetruth (A President is sworn to uphold the Constitution. If he doesn't, IMPEACH him!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I agree with your take on the primary dangers in your area, and your thoughts on the modern technology that helps find new faults.

You’re not the first person I’ve known to think the Big Island might be a good place to settle down.

It would seem to me that a volcanic range might itself be prone to shaking.

All in all, modern civilization has benefited from a fairly static surface area. We know in the past things weren’t always that way, and I suppose in the back of my mind I sometimes wonder if a new restructuring of the surface might take place at some point.


1,238 posted on 08/24/2011 8:33:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: marbren

“If we draw a line from VA epicenter to CO epicenter how close to the center of the line is New Madrid?”

I looked up each city’s approximate latitude...

Cokedale, CO. 37.144
Mineral, VA. 37.48
New Madrid, MO 36.59
Honshu, Japan 37.67
Fukushima 37.57
San Francisco 37.46

37th parallel north:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37th_parallel_north

Recent significant earthquakes:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/


1,239 posted on 08/24/2011 8:44:11 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: stockpirate

1,240 posted on 08/24/2011 8:46:56 AM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: toldyou

Thank You, I did the same. Pretty close. Neat how CO is almost directly west from VA?!? I did not know about the others!


1,241 posted on 08/24/2011 9:13:31 AM PDT by marbren (I do not know but, Thank God, God knows)
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To: toldyou; marbren

“If we draw a line from VA epicenter to CO epicenter how close to the center of the line is New Madrid?”

I looked up each city’s approximate latitude...

Cokedale, CO. 37.144
Mineral, VA. 37.48
New Madrid, MO 36.59
Honshu, Japan 37.67
Fukushima 37.57
San Francisco 37.46

The Rape of Nanking ‘37 (and near the 32nd coordinate, 1 out of 2 ain’t bad) .)

Purely coincidence, I’m sure. *-o


1,242 posted on 08/24/2011 9:30:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: twyn1
Yep -- one of my left-leaning friends has already suggested fracking as the cause of this earthquake ... in all seriousness.

By the end of this week EPA will release some vague generalized statement using the words fracking and earthquakes in the same sentence.

Your buddy will then have his proof that he is right. Liberals are always right in their thinking. Have you every heard one admit they were wrong? It is just one of the symptoms of the liberal disease.

Never let a crises or natural event go to waste.

1,243 posted on 08/24/2011 10:23:20 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets

I just heard the epicenter of the earthquake was traced to a previously unknown geologic formation now known as, “Bush’s Fault”


1,244 posted on 08/24/2011 11:09:22 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: stockpirate

Felt it up here in Detroit. Freaky fun!


1,245 posted on 08/24/2011 3:45:13 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: Marathoner
He may have just about had enough.

46,000,000 probably agree with you.

1,246 posted on 08/24/2011 7:10:18 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

http://dcist.com/2008/05/06/rumbles_felt_in.php


1,247 posted on 08/24/2011 7:27:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Indianapolis is sitting on top of a large area of limestone that is situated about 100-150 feet below the surface.

We mine it in various places around town and have underground explosions all the time.

It is hardly felt at all more than 1/2 mile away from blast area.


1,248 posted on 08/25/2011 3:45:18 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Sacajaweau

Indianapolis is sitting on top of a large area of limestone that is situated about 100-150 feet below the surface.

We mine it in various places around town and have underground explosions all the time.

It is hardly felt at all more than 1/2 mile away from blast area.


1,249 posted on 08/25/2011 3:51:23 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: magritte

Coming soon; to a location near you - Reelfoot 2


1,250 posted on 08/25/2011 4:00:04 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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