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Another Earthquake in Virginia - house just shook for 5 seconds
self | 8-25-11 1:08 am Easter | self

Posted on 08/24/2011 10:13:03 PM PDT by WL-law

Here in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, west of Charlottesville, we just had another earthquake, 2 minutes ago. Not as strong as the 5.9 quake earlier this week.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; virginia

1 posted on 08/24/2011 10:13:08 PM PDT by WL-law
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To: WL-law

Also felt it here in Northern Virginia. Just a brief rattle, but it worried the cats.


2 posted on 08/24/2011 10:14:05 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: WL-law

jolt or roll?


3 posted on 08/24/2011 10:14:18 PM PDT by null and void (Day 943 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: WL-law

Magnitude 4.5 - VIRGINIA
2011 August 25 05:07:50 UTC

Details
Maps
Tsunami

Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 4.5
Date-Time

Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 05:07:50 UTC
Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 01:07:50 AM at epicenter

Location 37.940°N, 77.896°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)
Region VIRGINIA
Distances

7 km (5 miles) S (171°) from Mineral, VA
13 km (8 miles) SE (135°) from Louisa, VA
31 km (20 miles) NE (48°) from Columbia, VA
38 km (24 miles) E (86°) from Lake Monticello, VA
59 km (36 miles) NW (320°) from Richmond, VA
133 km (82 miles) SW (216°) from Washington, DC

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.3 km (7.0 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
Parameters NST= 94, Nph=109, Dmin=52.3 km, Rmss=1.41 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=5
Source

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc0005jg1


4 posted on 08/24/2011 10:15:26 PM PDT by null and void (Day 943 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: null and void

It started abruptly, and shook the house pretty vigorously - I was up on the 3rd floor, where the shake sensation is amplified.


5 posted on 08/24/2011 10:16:08 PM PDT by WL-law
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To: WL-law

Close, then.


6 posted on 08/24/2011 10:17:17 PM PDT by null and void (Day 943 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: WL-law

2012 anyone??


7 posted on 08/24/2011 10:18:03 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: null and void

Felt it in Powhatan, VA. The cats are NOT happy.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 10:18:50 PM PDT by VirginiaMom
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To: null and void

Is that at USGS? Do you have a link? I can only see a map, but not that stuff. It woke us up here near Culpeper.


9 posted on 08/24/2011 10:19:31 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: null and void

A geologist explained the difference in sedimentary rock and the hard in place rock. The limestone layer would simply roll as that of sand on the beach.


10 posted on 08/24/2011 10:19:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: agrarianlady

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usc0005jg1.php


11 posted on 08/24/2011 10:21:29 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: WSGilcrest

Thank you. I found out you had to click on the “M3” link.


12 posted on 08/24/2011 10:23:35 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: WL-law

13 posted on 08/24/2011 10:23:59 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: agrarianlady

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usc0005jg1.php


14 posted on 08/24/2011 10:24:18 PM PDT by null and void (Day 943 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: WL-law

Take care. I have relatives in Louisa.


15 posted on 08/24/2011 10:26:32 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: null and void

That’s a pretty nifty stat sheet. Where’d you find it?


16 posted on 08/24/2011 10:27:21 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: WL-law
Did you feel it? Report shaking and damage at your location. You can also view a map displaying accumulated data from your report and others.
17 posted on 08/24/2011 10:30:57 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: null and void
Rattled our house.
we are about 10 miles from center
18 posted on 08/24/2011 10:39:02 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: WL-law

19 posted on 08/24/2011 10:42:08 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus ad erit.)
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To: Interesting Times
Yep. Felt it here too (Northern VA); cats vanished. Spent part of the day repairing minor roof damage from yesterday so jumped up immediately.
20 posted on 08/24/2011 10:44:35 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Interesting Times

Sorry. That was no aftershock. I just had gas.

Yes, a minor aftershock in Arlington, Va. Just enough of one for FRers to post about here.

Guess what? The world didn’t come to an end yesterday despite what Greta Van Sustren said.

Meanwhile, last week there was an almost unheard of snowstorm in New Zealand, and skiers were besides themselves with joy. (I don’t know who “Joy” is but she was very popular that day).

Weird seeing snow covering the earthquake damaged large church in the center of Christ Church, NZ.

Next: Coming to a sky near you, “Falling Frogs”.


21 posted on 08/24/2011 10:57:28 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: WL-law

Earthquakes are unsettling, aren’t they? If the ground is not firm, then what is? My first earthquake was on Terceira Island, Azores, at the U.S. base there, on Santa Rita Hill. Strange feeling. Lasted long enough to make me think: how much longer? A number of years later a major quake hit the island and almost leveled the chief town on it.


22 posted on 08/24/2011 10:58:40 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: WSGilcrest

Too close for me. You can almost see my place on that map.


23 posted on 08/24/2011 10:58:42 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: WL-law

Felt it here in Halifax va. Scared me I was sleeping on the couch I had fallen asleep studying and it was.shaking pretty bad... Scared me


24 posted on 08/24/2011 11:31:21 PM PDT by nikolech2008
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To: WL-law

We felt it in Front Royal. It woke us up and my 6 year old daughter was yelling her bed was shaking.


25 posted on 08/24/2011 11:31:24 PM PDT by lmartin0715
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To: Interesting Times; All

Near the DC line I was sitting at my computer and noticed a slight rattle of things on my computer desk. I looked at my watch. It was between 1:05 and 1:10 am. I guess it was an aftershock, the first one I have actually noticed.


26 posted on 08/24/2011 11:46:22 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: RobbyS

If the ground isn’t firm, esp. if it is loess (loose soil), devastation can be 100% as in Ti Chung, China where an oil city/facilities were leveled with over 250,000 deaths, about 15-20 years ago.

Same for the soils in Missouri.

Here in Virginia/DC, we are on basal rock, i.e. granite, gneiss, etc. very hard and thick. Further west into Virginia you get into Triassic Redbeds (red sandstone shale formations which are very layered, allowing vibrations to travel thru them like shit thru a goose). Once you get to the Appalachian Mountains, Blue Ridge, Granite mountains of W. Va and Tenn., you are getting into older solid formations as well as the dolomite limestone of the Ordovician-Devonian era (200 million-350 M, etc). Penn. has Carbonaceous era coal formations - not very solid, as well as good dolomite limestone.

Ohio has good limestone and great Ordovician/Cambrian trilobites.

I would say that a solid limestone formation cracked in the initial quake which would account for the sharp loud cracking sound I heard in Arlington, Va. with little vibration.


27 posted on 08/24/2011 11:54:32 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DYngbld

about 22 miles from there - asleep....


28 posted on 08/24/2011 11:57:36 PM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: WL-law
Same here in MD on shores of Chesapeake Bay...Minor trembler...
29 posted on 08/25/2011 12:13:23 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: WL-law

Just an aftershock. Those could continue for years. We still get occasional aftershocks out here from the 1994 Northridge Quake.


30 posted on 08/25/2011 12:28:28 AM PDT by Redcloak (Sans Couth)
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To: WL-law

God’s not happy and I can’t say I blame him.


31 posted on 08/25/2011 12:57:43 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: null and void

Yes felt it here in spotsylvania va too 4.5


32 posted on 08/25/2011 1:12:29 AM PDT by LynnHam
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To: WL-law

Yow...that sounds like one of the strongest aftershocks yet. The one at 8 PM the night of the quake was also in the 4’s...4.2 I think?

We had been in Mineral visiting family, but we came back home to Jersey last night. I’ll have to check in with my in-laws, see what they felt. That magnitude 4 aftershock was the only one besides the original quake that made us take cover.

1 AM though...yeesh. That’s nasty when folks are in bed.


33 posted on 08/25/2011 2:36:22 AM PDT by Claud
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To: WL-law

We are 100 miles north of the epicenter, Winchester, VA. The first quake shook the house and rattled the windows. The after shock early this morning was unnoticed by me as I was asleep as the time.

Some folks have reported that their well water is still muddy.


34 posted on 08/25/2011 3:30:36 AM PDT by olezip
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To: WL-law

For those who live close to Mineral - Consider this!!!!!!

http://mxp.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/24/insurance-may-not-cover-east-coast-quake-damage/

East coasters have probably never even considered earthquake insurance. It’s often a separate rider, maybe 200 bucks or so annually for a home. But standard homeowners doesn’t cover quake damage. So if your home or small business was damaged, You may end up having to pay yourself to fix it.


35 posted on 08/25/2011 3:57:49 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: SoldierDad

Oh please! Please educate yourself on the Mayan calender... Even the ancestors of the Myna’s, who are trying to restore their heritage in Mexico, are amazed at all the fuss!

To them it’s the end of calender and the beginning of a new one!


36 posted on 08/25/2011 6:01:50 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: sodpoodle

I have an earthquake rider on my homeowners insurance; it’s around $180 per year. The deductible is $10,000 on structural damage.


37 posted on 08/25/2011 6:55:12 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: WL-law

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005j3l.php


38 posted on 08/25/2011 6:57:04 AM PDT by Excellence ( CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: WL-law

It’s an aftershock, and they are going to continue for awhile.


39 posted on 08/25/2011 6:59:42 AM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: WL-law

That’s just the roots from the Tree of Liberty as they’re being ripped from our soil.


40 posted on 08/25/2011 7:01:59 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: WL-law

I vaguely remember waking up about that time, then rolling over and falling back to sleep. It was probably the aftershock that woke me (I’m in Alexandria VA).


41 posted on 08/25/2011 7:10:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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Thanks WL-law.


43 posted on 08/25/2011 4:34:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: WL-law

Still clustering in Colorado.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/36.38.-106.-104.php


45 posted on 08/26/2011 12:15:02 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: Freeport

Oh, please, please recognize that my post was in jest ;-))


46 posted on 08/26/2011 2:08:55 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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