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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: stockpirate

That was no earthquake.

It was the bottom falling out of Obama’s economy.


501 posted on 08/23/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dragnet2
Apparently, this was a very shallow quake. These can usually be felt over a much wider area, and greater apparent magnitude, than earthquakes that occur at greater depths. They also tend to cause more damage than deeper quakes of equal magnitude.

I have also read that the east coast tends to experience shallower quakes than the ones out west.

(I know I haven't felt anything like it since the Radford Arsenal blew up while I was attending Virginia Tech).

502 posted on 08/23/2011 11:48:35 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: sam_paine

At least an Earth Quake Czar.


503 posted on 08/23/2011 11:48:47 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: mdmathis6

They’re closing the building - we’re out of here.


504 posted on 08/23/2011 11:48:50 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: shield

JUST HEARD 6.0 CENTERED NEAR MINERAL VA


505 posted on 08/23/2011 11:48:56 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: DoughtyOne

What I heard may have been the end of the rolling. I am on a high bluff just above the Mississippi River in Southwestern IL. (I am about 2 miles from the river, but way up high and not in a flood zone. We typically deal with the New Madrid & Wabash faults here.)


506 posted on 08/23/2011 11:49:05 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: TaraP

Hi Tara! THAT wouldn’t surprise me at ALL! I visited there with my 8th grade class back in 1986 - only a LITTLE wind, but I swear the top was swaying a good 3-5 ft. back and forth. I can’t imagine it withstanding a decent earthquake...


507 posted on 08/23/2011 11:49:17 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I’m sure the surveyors have already made some checks...They did quite a bit of work a few years back and when the Capitol Dome was removed.


508 posted on 08/23/2011 11:49:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: southernindymom

I have an uncle east of Richmond that I can’t through to (phone lines busy). That’s somewhat relieving to hear, as Fredericksburg is closer to the epicenter than he is.

He’s about 1/2 way between Richmond and Newport News.


509 posted on 08/23/2011 11:49:46 AM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: skeeter

Report coming in of buildings swaying are now are being reported up to 1000 miles from the epicenter...A 6 range quake doing this seems a little odd.


510 posted on 08/23/2011 11:49:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Constitution Day

NC is beautiful, but I can’t handle the humidity. I do love the thunderstorms, though!


511 posted on 08/23/2011 11:49:58 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Marathoner
I truly believe GOD is warning us as a nation. He may have just about had enough.

How is this different from any other earthquake...what makes it a warning?

512 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:00 AM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: SoldierDad
Of course it does, silly! It's Bush's Fault!!!

ROFLOL!

Thanks for the great big laugh, SoldierDad!

513 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:22 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: WayneS
Last similar quake:

December 9, 2003: At 3:59 p.m. EST (20:59 UTC) in the foothills about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Richmond and was felt as far away as Norfolk [and western NC, I can say from experience]; Magnitude 4.5

514 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:27 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: NFHale

Obama’s new poll lows hitting the WH


515 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:28 AM PDT by stockpirate (Is Perry an establishment Republican, New World Order Socialist, NWOS...let's verify)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Indeed they do, but they acquit themselves well. No looting, no panicking, media hysteria (that I know of).


516 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:40 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: novemberslady

Bawhahaha...don’t fret, we here in Texas have our own quake line running down our state...just a matter of time before we get hit...BUT suffice to say that we have our very own “GOD WARNING”...it’s called the DROUGHT...WOOZERS! IT’S BAD! Another 100+ degree week with no easing up in sight....bummer it’s hotter than hell here!


517 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: txhurl

Probably due to sudden spike in attempted calls more than anything.

Use SMS text - less issue with high volume congestion on channels.


518 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Lazamataz

...the hell???


519 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: pgyanke
BREAKING. Obama says economic recovery could be delayed because of earthquake...

LOL... Post of the day! You're probably right. ;-)

520 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:57 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: dragnet2

The New Madrid Quake range church bells as far away as Boston.


521 posted on 08/23/2011 11:50:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stockpirate

Drudge has a feature story titled “Gaddafi’s DC lobbyists scramble to sever ties...” ~ just to keep things in perspective.


522 posted on 08/23/2011 11:51:04 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: old school

Does God drop hints?

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9


523 posted on 08/23/2011 11:51:04 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: angcat

In Manhattan, there is an obvious fault line that along 125th st....you can see it clearly where the trains come out of the tunnels and are elevated...


524 posted on 08/23/2011 11:51:23 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: null and void
Only .6 of a mile deep....probably felt like more than a 5.9.

Prayers up for all going through this.

Living in So. Cal. experiencing an earthquake is not unusual but they are frightening. Don't believe anyone who says otherwise.

525 posted on 08/23/2011 11:51:25 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: WayneS
National cathedral reporting damage.

They better hope this isn't a foreshock of something to come.

526 posted on 08/23/2011 11:51:25 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LibertyRocks

Irene coming too!

Yikes!


527 posted on 08/23/2011 11:51:29 AM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: NavyCanDo

You can search fault line maps and not find any on the east coast. That’s why we’re all freaking out.


528 posted on 08/23/2011 11:51:45 AM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: shield
Spotsylvania Lineament running right up through VA has long been suspected to be a buried "fossil" earthquake fault. The tremor today was right on the lineament.

There's a lot of interesting geology buried under miles of sediment in VA and NC. A bunch of terranes linked up here eons ago and the sutures are still down there. It looks like they are unquiet.

529 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:01 AM PDT by jboot
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To: stockpirate

Probably a repost, but here is a good picture of the DC earthquake devastation:

http://jmckinley.posterous.com/dc-earthquake-devastation


530 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:01 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NFHale

That was God telling Obama HE IS NOT a good boy. Bad Karma


531 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:11 AM PDT by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". --Thomas Je)
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To: LibertyRocks; penelopesire

It is in the south east/south central area, SW of Trinidad, along the NM border. Along the Rio Grande Rift. East of the earthquake area is a large volcanic area, Raton east to Clayton. Some very impressive volcanoes along that drive.


532 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:15 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Lazamataz
Did not feel it in Atlanta GA. That sucks. I've always wanted to experience a fatal earthquake, tornado, or extraterrestrial invasion.

Anything, actually, so long as it's fatal.

All you have to do is wait.

533 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:25 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: ottbmare

534 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: bigcat32
Felt it in CLEVELAND!

So did we. Heard a news report that Progressive Field (Indians game) felt it. My wife noticed it while I was working underneath the car (good thing it wasn't too big).
535 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:35 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: stockpirate

KEWL!!

Sounds to me like maybe the good Lord is trying to keep some people honest!!!


536 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:41 AM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: ken5050

Another factor that contributes to being felt over a large area is that the substrate is granite. I didn’t feel this quake (in Maine), but we’ve felt some that were centered hundreds of miles away.


537 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:41 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: SandyInSeattle

The heat and humidity this summer has been absolutely BRUTAL, and I say that as a NC native.

I have never seen it this bad here, actually.


538 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:49 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: newnhdad

Well, it was a shock wave from the energy released from an earthquake fault line breaking free. The chances of a fault line going down your specific street are very low.

I only say that so that you won’t think your home may have been a bad purchase.

This was probably what you were thinking anyway, even though your terminology made it seem different.

Hope you didn’t have any damage.


539 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:49 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: Mr.Unique

“what makes it a warning?”

Not a warning, just the good Lord trying to give us some shovel ready jobs.


540 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:49 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Red Badger

Right or Left??


541 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:49 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (The Democrat Party is a continuing criminal enterprise..)
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To: BwanaNdege
Did you ever stop to think about why God has the Bible talk about spreading tents and the like?

Buildings fall down ~ tents don't. A warning perhaps?

542 posted on 08/23/2011 11:52:57 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: sodpoodle

That is probably a reasonable precaution.

Both of those plants are +/-15 miles of the epicenter.


543 posted on 08/23/2011 11:53:26 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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As seen on Twitter:

@michellemalkin Michelle Malkin

Ok, @whitehouse: We’re ready for the new Obama-on-the-phone-getting-quake-briefing photo. Make it good!


544 posted on 08/23/2011 11:53:28 AM 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: wastedyears

There is the Ramapo fault and the New Madrid!


545 posted on 08/23/2011 11:53:50 AM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: MHGinTN
My son and his girlfriend are in North Myrtle Beach. They probably caught a tremor there, plus Hurricane Irene is supposed to hit on Thursday as a Cat 4.

Double fun!

546 posted on 08/23/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (shake it up baby) / Just like I knew you would.)
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To: misharu

“And let’s hope it NEVER let’s go again!”

LOL - it WILL happen again. The best you can hope for is not in your lifetime. Although the periodic nature of earthquakes shows it has a pretty good chance of occuring in the next 50 years.

Here in Seattle we are past due for a 9+ out in the Pacific. That WILL put a huge hurt on us, Portland, Vancouver, etc. But it won’t be as bad as WHEN the New Madrid lets loose again.

The geology in the Midwest and East allows the seismic waves to travel farther and with greater intensity. As seen by reports of felt motion all up and down the coast from a <6 magnitude quake.


547 posted on 08/23/2011 11:54:01 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: conservaterian

I will be checking out our foundation and walls when I get home later today. Hope your damage is easily repaired.


548 posted on 08/23/2011 11:54:01 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: DoughtyOne

Yet another update: Back down to a 5.8 Magnitude; 3.5 miles deep.


549 posted on 08/23/2011 11:54:05 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I know there are faults throughout America....there are faults in Houston and Texas. I guess we need to start expecting these faults that haven’t been active for 100’s of years to wake up.


550 posted on 08/23/2011 11:54:17 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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