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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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