Skip to comments.EARTHQUAKE JUST HIT DC AREA, MY HOUSE SHOOK LIKE xxx [Mag 5.9 in VA]
Posted on 08/23/2011 10:55:19 AM PDT by stockpirate
That was no earthquake.
It was the bottom falling out of Obama’s economy.
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).
At least an Earth Quake Czar.
They’re closing the building - we’re out of here.
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.)
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...
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.
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.
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.
NC is beautiful, but I can’t handle the humidity. I do love the thunderstorms, though!
How is this different from any other earthquake...what makes it a warning?
Thanks for the great big laugh, SoldierDad!
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
Obama’s new poll lows hitting the WH
Indeed they do, but they acquit themselves well. No looting, no panicking, media hysteria (that I know of).
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!
Probably due to sudden spike in attempted calls more than anything.
Use SMS text - less issue with high volume congestion on channels.
LOL... Post of the day! You're probably right. ;-)
The New Madrid Quake range church bells as far away as Boston.
Drudge has a feature story titled “Gaddafi’s DC lobbyists scramble to sever ties...” ~ just to keep things in perspective.
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
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...
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.
They better hope this isn't a foreshock of something to come.
Irene coming too!
You can search fault line maps and not find any on the east coast. That’s why we’re all freaking out.
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.
Probably a repost, but here is a good picture of the DC earthquake devastation:
That was God telling Obama HE IS NOT a good boy. Bad Karma
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.
Anything, actually, so long as it's fatal.
All you have to do is wait.
Sounds to me like maybe the good Lord is trying to keep some people honest!!!
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.
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.
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.
“what makes it a warning?”
Not a warning, just the good Lord trying to give us some shovel ready jobs.
Right or Left??
Buildings fall down ~ tents don't. A warning perhaps?
That is probably a reasonable precaution.
Both of those plants are +/-15 miles of the epicenter.
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!
There is the Ramapo fault and the New Madrid!
“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.
I will be checking out our foundation and walls when I get home later today. Hope your damage is easily repaired.
Yet another update: Back down to a 5.8 Magnitude; 3.5 miles deep.
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.
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