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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: combat_boots

1000?


1,001 posted on 08/23/2011 2:17:02 PM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Baloney. That’s the diurnal variation of the magnetic field measured from the GOES satellite. Look at the date stamps.


1,002 posted on 08/23/2011 2:17:13 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: dirtboy; Quix

I believe God has the power to set off earthquakes. I also believe that in the end times we will have a lot of earthquakes and I suspect they will happen on fault lines in diverse places.

Quix did not say anything outside the realm of his world view on this thread. A forum full of head-nodding dirtboy clones would be boring and shallow as hell. On the other hand, one dirtboy is fun and interesting. I enjoy your point of view, dirtboy. But I don’t want your point of view to be the only one here.


1,003 posted on 08/23/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: All

CNN has video of Tysons Corner VA (many bricks & concrete off a newer building and at least one car that was parked was crushed)


1,004 posted on 08/23/2011 2:18:16 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: stockpirate

Rumbled the house in Calvert County (south of Annapolis, SE of DC). Initial thought was that a contruction vehicle was nearby, then thought maybe a terrorist took out the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant.

As it turned out, the plant is online and running ok. DC subways are closed, Nats Park assessing damage before opening gates for tonights game against Arizona.

Traffic a nightmare up in DC from what I’m hearing.


1,005 posted on 08/23/2011 2:19:41 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: BIGLOOK; stockpirate

I trust that in the last 900 posts the apocalptikooks haven’t been trying to exploit the quake through astounding scientific ignorance?

They’ll exploit it......after all Apocalypses give Jeremiahs and Cassandras something to look forward to.


And all the atheists who fancy themselves “smarter” than everyone else, hyperventilate on que. So what else is new.


1,006 posted on 08/23/2011 2:21:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Morgana
Wow!

She's actually rolling on the floor laughing.

I had no idea people actually did that.

1,007 posted on 08/23/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: MNJohnnie; 11th_VA
My daughter was at National Cathedral - says some parts fell off

Tell her to get to the hospital quick, maybe they can sew them back on

I don' care who ya are, that was funny right there !

(hope she's ok 11th ?)

1,008 posted on 08/23/2011 2:22:33 PM PDT by tomkat (sic semper tyrranis .. verbatim)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

My office building was literally shaking and swaying - windows shaking and rattling. It was very intense - people were scared and the evacuation sirens started going off. The building was evacuated and we were not allowed to return except to get our stuff and leave. No cell phones, no fire department, no emergency service vehicles. A wake up call - if something happens, you are on your own.


1,009 posted on 08/23/2011 2:22:44 PM PDT by khnyny (Our government has become Hal in "2001 A Space Odyssey")
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To: Strategerist

Nothing worse than someone beleive in the Bible! /s/


1,010 posted on 08/23/2011 2:22:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: stockpirate

Of course.

There are fault lines all over the place . . . even where we don’t know of them yet.

nevertheless . . . rare in a given area is still rare in a given area.


1,011 posted on 08/23/2011 2:22:49 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Chandalier

No, just 5.9


1,012 posted on 08/23/2011 2:23:36 PM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: stlnative

A 5.9 earthquake strikes Virginia and other parts of East Coast

August 23, 2011 2:50 PM
by Paula C. Squires

Office workers in downtown Richmond poured out of offices shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday when an earthquake rumbled through central Virginia from its epicenter near Mineral in Louisa County, about 40 miles away. According to the U.
S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at 1:51 p.m., was 3.7 miles deep and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9. It was the largest quake to hit Virginia in more than 100 years, knocking out electric power to North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, causing the station to shut down two nuclear reactors.

(snip - more at link)
http://www.virginiabusiness.com/index.php/news/article/a-5.9-earthquake-strikes-virginia-and-other-parts-of-east-coast/313870/


1,013 posted on 08/23/2011 2:26:06 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: stockpirate

It’s Virginia’s fault.


1,014 posted on 08/23/2011 2:29:49 PM PDT by kevao
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To: combat_boots

That must have been something to watch!

I was camping in NH when an earthquake hit. The sound of granite poping was dang scarey! It kind of shook my bones.

I like the earth doing nothing; just plain ole boring! :)


1,015 posted on 08/23/2011 2:31:02 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: stockpirate

1,016 posted on 08/23/2011 2:32:12 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: ZinGirl
...texting still works (sometimes!). have communicated with family via texting.

I heard from my family and friends in the DC area via e-mail...pretty much right after it happened.

My friend in Reston did say that her cellphone service was cutting in and out.

1,017 posted on 08/23/2011 2:34:17 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

Great post. Is there any damage in this DC quake? Sure is alot of commotion over it.


1,018 posted on 08/23/2011 2:34:39 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Allegra
I'm late to the news today. Did Palin announce? Something must have triggered that DC quake!
1,019 posted on 08/23/2011 2:35:19 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: stlnative

There was severe shaking in Richmond. I was buying groceries and the windows along the front of the store were flapping so loudly they almost broke.

I heard an explanation today that because of the older geological age of the east coast, the rock beds are harder - so a smaller East Coast earthquake can feel up to 10x stronger than one on the West Coast. After today, I think I believe it.


1,020 posted on 08/23/2011 2:36:07 PM PDT by drierice
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To: wbill
Anyone blamed this on Global Warming yet?

Not yet, but the evening news has not been aired. The Church of Global Warming is preparing its news release.

If there is any fracking for natural gas, drilling for oil, mining coal, hydroelectric dams or nuclear plants within 1,000 miles of the epicenter they will be blamed.

Windmills, solar panels and ethanol plants will all get a free pass.

1,021 posted on 08/23/2011 2:36:30 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: wbill
Anyone blamed this on Global Warming yet?

Not yet, but the evening news has not been aired. The Church of Global Warming is preparing its news release.

If there is any fracking for natural gas, drilling for oil, mining coal, hydroelectric dams or nuclear plants within 1,000 miles of the epicenter they will be blamed.

Windmills, solar panels and ethanol plants will all get a free pass.

1,022 posted on 08/23/2011 2:36:30 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: stockpirate

I live in MD and the one time an earthquake hits I miss it because we’re on the freeway in the mountains! We heard about it up there and thought “that’s odd, we never get earthquakes that strong here.” Then it occurred to me that nukes can cause earthquakes, so we turned on the radio and the first thing we hear is “evacuations in downtown DC,” and we’re going “oh crap” until we hear that it was actually a natural earthquake. We came home to discover stuff knocked off desks and bulletin boards and opened drawers (and freaked-out cats!). USGS says it may cause more quakes in the next few days too, and Hurricane Irene is supposed to hit the Chesapeake on Sunday, so it’s possible we might get an earthquake and a hurricane on the same day. Talk about the Perfect Storm...

Meanwhile, all of California must be laughing at us for our over-frenzied reaction to a tiny 5.9 quake.

Best tweet about the quake: As all of DC leaves work at the same time, the United States experiences a brief economic recovery


1,023 posted on 08/23/2011 2:38:30 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Martyr: Arabic word for "lousy fighter")
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To: Finny

Yes, HE has a way of reminding us who’s in charge.


1,024 posted on 08/23/2011 2:40:06 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: TheConservativeParty
I understand it was crazy here. Neighbors say, stuff fell from their shelves, windows rattled. We were on the road, driving into Hartford when it rumbled through...didn't feel a thing.

You OK?

We're talking about the 'cane a-comin'... there may be time to have the boat pulled. Menfolk are out now until tomorrow, chasing tuna.


1,025 posted on 08/23/2011 2:40:29 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: DoughtyOne

Hint.. To my left, the san andreas, direct ahead, the hayward and to my right the calaveras and lordy knows how many more that intertwine

California, a No Fault state, muh butt. :-)


1,026 posted on 08/23/2011 2:42:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Allegra
LOLOLOLOL!

This CA girl is wondering how a 5.9 garnered over 1,000 posts? Over here it's just called "Rock N Roll"!

1,027 posted on 08/23/2011 2:42:13 PM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: stockpirate; MHGinTN

a friend in my town sent out a txt at 4:39 PM for us pray for the people in the hurricane and the earthquake

the hurricane i know about but what earthquake ???

No I didnt feel a thing


1,028 posted on 08/23/2011 2:42:46 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: stockpirate; MHGinTN

Im in SE TN


1,029 posted on 08/23/2011 2:43:57 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Allegra

ROFLOL!! Love it!


1,030 posted on 08/23/2011 2:45:44 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: stockpirate

DEid you check the graves of the Founding Fathers ???

They have got to be rolling a lot in the last 2 1/2 years...


1,031 posted on 08/23/2011 2:46:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Allegra

Just damn....perfect.


1,032 posted on 08/23/2011 2:47:19 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: CAluvdubya
This CA girl is wondering how a 5.9 garnered over 1,000 posts?

It shut down your federal government. I spent years in Bayarea, Loma Prieta survivor. The incompetence in DC is pretty disgusting, actually. People fleeing perfectly sound buildings to run out onto the streets, where all kinds of potential hazards could do them in. Talk about earth quake no no's. Had the Washington Monumnet toppled, it would have been the single greatest blow for freedom in our history with all the bureaucrats out on the mall.

This one was worth about 10 minutes conversation around the water cooler.

1,033 posted on 08/23/2011 2:48:02 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: SoCal Pubbie

LOL. I’ve been in several 5+ in Oregon; turns the waterbed into a massager.


1,034 posted on 08/23/2011 2:48:32 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: CAluvdubya
This CA girl is wondering how a 5.9 garnered over 1,000 posts?

Because earthquakes of any magnitude are so rare there.

My childhood BFF who has lived in the DC area all her life, but has traveled quite a bit reported that this was her very first earthquake experience and it pretty much freaked her out. My sister in Alexandria didn't like it one bit either. LOL

If one like that hit here in Houston, I imagine the reaction would be similar.

Well, except that we're Texans, so we wouldn't be so much freaked, just amazed. ;-)

1,035 posted on 08/23/2011 2:48:32 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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ELVIS Shake Rattle And Roll

1,036 posted on 08/23/2011 2:49:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: combat_boots
The buildings over East are often fragile. They weren’t built for earthquakes

A steel reinforced concrete building is a steel reinforced concrete building. The only fragile thing in DC are its denizens.

1,037 posted on 08/23/2011 2:51:12 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson
A steel reinforced concrete building is a steel reinforced concrete building.

Not at all... in L.A. they put them on giant rollers and things to allow movement. Huge difference.

1,038 posted on 08/23/2011 2:53:05 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Quix

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


1,039 posted on 08/23/2011 2:53:24 PM PDT by marbren (I do not know but, Thank God, God knows)
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To: Allegra

VA is slow to anger, but when VA moves, the earth shakes!


1,040 posted on 08/23/2011 2:53:27 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

my favorite quote of the day so far, Philly area newsbunny saying with breathless emphasis over the radio,

“yes this area DOES have tectonic plates!”

I’m relieved, actually to think I’m not on a part of the earth that’s suspended over nothing


1,041 posted on 08/23/2011 2:53:49 PM PDT by Enchante (9 year cancer survivor this month - last surgery Aug. 2002)
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To: Cementjungle
Not at all... in L.A. they put them on giant rollers and things to allow movement. Huge difference.

I was on the 11th floor of the (at the time) Crocker Bank building in downtown L.A. when I was a youth and a 5.6 hit. It was weird to feel the swaying and hear the walls creaking.

1,042 posted on 08/23/2011 2:56:55 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: All

Lake Anna Reactor Ranked 7th most At-Risk for Earthquake Damage

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ranked the earthquake damage risk at all 104 nuclear power plants in this country. The pair operated by Dominion Power, at Lake Anna in eastern Louisa County, come in at 7th most ‘at risk’ on the list.

According to Jim Norvelle with Dominion Power, North Anna was designed to withstand a magnitude 5.9 – 6.1 earthquake.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/14265528/lake-anna-reactor-ranked-7th-most-at-risk-for-earthquake-damage?redirected=true


1,043 posted on 08/23/2011 2:57:09 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: kevao

It’s Bush’s Fault


1,044 posted on 08/23/2011 2:57:31 PM PDT by stockpirate (Is Perry an establishment Republican, New World Order Socialist, NWOS...let's verify)
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To: SaraJohnson

*****...gas and oil pipes don’t like the earth moving.****

You are correct and there are interstate underground pipelines spanning hundreds of miles; carrying chemicals, gases and petroleum products.

This map shows a conduit under the earthquake area.

http://www.colpipe.com/ab_map.asp

see also:

http://www.energysupplylogistics.com/links.html


1,045 posted on 08/23/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: SaraJohnson

*****...gas and oil pipes don’t like the earth moving.****

You are correct and there are interstate underground pipelines spanning hundreds of miles; carrying chemicals, gases and petroleum products.

This map shows a conduit under the earthquake area.

http://www.colpipe.com/ab_map.asp

see also:

http://www.energysupplylogistics.com/links.html


1,046 posted on 08/23/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: Squantos

In 1997 a man in our church gave me a 62 Gibson 12-string acoustic he had sitting in the closet for years. I’ve used it while playing on praise and worship teams since then. Leo Kottke? Oh yeah, he’s the man when it comes to acoustic guitar playing.


1,047 posted on 08/23/2011 3:00:52 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: G8 Diplomat
Meanwhile, all of California must be laughing at us for our over-frenzied reaction to a tiny 5.9 quake.

And the Alaskans laugh at us Kalifornians and the Japanese laugh at the Alaskans. You just probably do not want to be the one who gets in the last laugh.

1,048 posted on 08/23/2011 3:01:08 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, everyone loves you - quit with the ‘fatal’ stuff...


1,049 posted on 08/23/2011 3:01:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: All

North Anna (reactor) was designed to withstand a magnitude 5.9 – 6.1 earthquake.
(this is about 15 miles from today’s 5.8 quake epicenter?)

http://dom.com/about/stations/nuclear/north-anna/index.jsp


1,050 posted on 08/23/2011 3:02:11 PM PDT by stlnative
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