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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: dragnet2
Looks like 2 high strain fault zones known as the Spotsylvania zone (just west of Fredricksburg) and the Shores melange zone west of the Spotsylvainia.

Both zones run pretty much north / south fron the NC border into Maryland.

In the VA Piedmont, these high-strain zones are Reverse and strike-slip ductile high-strain zones of Taconic to Alleghanian age (~450- ~300 Ma). Many of these ancint faults were reactivated during Mesozoic geologic period.

Ancient faults that have slowed but, still can store a lot of energy of eons as the earth's crust is still dynamic. An

651 posted on 08/23/2011 12:07:47 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: dragnet2

Give some examples of foreshocks.....


652 posted on 08/23/2011 12:07:53 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: wolfman23601

i texted her and she answered right back. Cell phones must be working


653 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:04 PM PDT by southernindymom
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To: stockpirate

Dow Jones soaring on news of earthquake in Washington, DC.


654 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:15 PM PDT by untwist
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To: Vermont Lt

Just found it on an image search..didn’t read it though. Not enough knowledge between my ears to process the info even if I took the time to read every line....lol!


655 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:25 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: StonyMan451

The whole picture is leaning. See the natural progression in horizon height from right to left? That wouldn’t be so in Arlington/Alexandria along the Potomac.


656 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:25 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TaraP
May people start to pay attention!

The ones who need to, won't.

657 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:40 PM PDT by kevao
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To: stayathomemom
If it make you feel better about the future of the Washington Monument, it looks as though the horizon in the photo is not horizontal.

I think so, too. But what a message from God if it were true!

658 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:46 PM PDT by StonyMan451 (As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: reegs
ROFLOL!!

Pretty accurate comeback!!

Good one!!

659 posted on 08/23/2011 12:08:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I’ve been in Pittsburgh several times when we had earthquakes between 5.0 and 5.5. Never felt any of them. Sure felt this one though.

Yep. Wife called and said AGH and Professional Building where her office is, shook. In the hills 27 miles east there was nothing.
660 posted on 08/23/2011 12:09:28 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: wastedyears

In 1972, we had an earthquake centered in Sylmar, California. At the time I lived about 20 miles away in La Crescenta. The magnitude was 6.5.

It took place around 7:00am. My friend had opened up the local Mobil Service station and was there alone. He was out front where he could look up the street, and he watched the waves come down toward him.

This unnerved him so badly, that he jumped in his car and drove home leaving the business wide open.

For this reason, I know that those waves can be seen at much much lower magnitudes than 10.0.


661 posted on 08/23/2011 12:09:31 PM 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: ken5050
The 125th street fault line. Manhattan has a few of those.
662 posted on 08/23/2011 12:09:38 PM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: stockpirate
Let us hope and pray.

(... that D.C. is no more.)

663 posted on 08/23/2011 12:09:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sam_paine

Totally Unexpected!


664 posted on 08/23/2011 12:09:54 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: stayathomemom

They got a list of states affected on Fox but NO DELAWARE!

We felt it big time in Delaware!


665 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:01 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: ELS

Secaucus, NJ

At first, I thought my upstairs neighbor fell down and was rolling on the floor.

Kitchen cabinet doors swayed open, and a floor fan toppled over.


666 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:11 PM PDT by nbenyo
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To: nutmeg
No shaking in Woodbury.

Mad Maxine trying to get DC go to hell!

667 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:11 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Suz in AZ

One of their doctors quit... I want to say recently, but my perception of time has become a little out of whack, maybe in the last few years. Think she went to SF or something.


668 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:17 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a goddamn Sphinx? Geesh, what a monstrosity.


669 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:25 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: StonyMan451

Much of DC is built on drained swamp land. Not many high rises..witht eh Wash MOnumnet, you have a very heavy structure, with a small fooprint. ( so the load isn’t spread) on soft ground..remember..it was built long ago...they may NOT have anticipated this...


670 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:25 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: old school
Unreinforced masonry is almost invariably deadly.

If my memory serves, the U.S. Capitol building has no steel in it...just stone blocks stacked on top of stone blocks.

671 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (At best, all the Republicans are willing to give the Federal Behemoth is a slight haircut.)
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To: kevao

True Statement...

They will continue to follow thier un-godly desires until they are destroyed....


672 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:43 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: matt04

Matt, I felt it here in Enfield, CT. My house started creaking and the kids toy horse on springs was moving side to side.


673 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:43 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: untwist
Dow Jones soaring on news of earthquake in Washington, DC.

Strange reaction.. Huh? Gold is down 44 bucks. Oil stable in the mid 80s..


674 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: stockpirate

Sister Mineral in Charles Town, WV says she got a loud rumble from the ground, but no shaking or damage. Didn’t care for it though.


675 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:46 PM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are too stupid for their own good.)
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To: EBH

Virginia has seismic design included in their bridgge design for some areas of the state.


676 posted on 08/23/2011 12:10:46 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: ken5050

Here in Baltimore, Md - shake was easily 2 minutes long...
Was on 3rd floor and high up on a hill, my computer jumped
up and down (but never lost connection).
As a joke we have 7-11 Obama cups on refrigerator...they
were the only things to fall on the floor...I take that
as a good omen...
P.S. kitty still under bed...


677 posted on 08/23/2011 12:11:19 PM PDT by savage woman (She's not running - she is strolling in with her high heeled shoes...)
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To: wastedyears

My father was in the basement of the Los Angeles County Hospital when an earthquake came through decades ago. He stated that he saw a wave coming down the hall toward him. I don’t know which earthquake it was, or what the magnitude was.


678 posted on 08/23/2011 12:11:19 PM 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: StonyMan451
Here's a link to a live web cam of the Washington Monument. It does look like it's leaning (to the right!

We saw the same shot, and agree, it *appeared* to list to the right very slightly.

679 posted on 08/23/2011 12:11:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: angcat

I had friends that lived right along the Ramapo River and had told of many times when the dishes on the shelves would start softly rattling


680 posted on 08/23/2011 12:11:48 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: PA Engineer; Buckeye McFrog
I’ve been in Pittsburgh several times when we had earthquakes between 5.0 and 5.5. Never felt any of them. Sure felt this one though.

Yep. Wife called and said AGH and Professional Building where her office is, shook. In the hills 27 miles east there was nothing.

I felt it in New Kensington - it was like someone grabbed the back of my office chair and shook it a little. Others of my coworkers didn't notice.

681 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:12 PM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: NormsRevenge

First I’ve seen oof it..does it remind you of the Sphinx?


682 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:12 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he shoudl WALK three miles every day!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Yeah I grew up near one of the more active areas in CT, Moodus, a section of East Haddam. Moodus is a local Indian word for ‘Little Noises’. We’d get ~3.0 quakes pretty often, enough to feel, but not do any damage.


683 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:20 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: freedumb2003

My wife slept through Kobe ‘95. She was in Kyoto.


684 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:30 PM PDT by struggle
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To: All

Have there been any aftershocks at all? I thought it was common to have a bunch of 1s and 2s after a decent sized quake. Isn’t it a bit unusual to have none? Or are east coasts quakes different in this respect?


685 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:30 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I hear ya, It belongs in front of a hotel casino in Vegas.


686 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bawahahhaha...that reminded me of the line said by the Rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof!


687 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:58 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: wastedyears

The first earthquake that I ever felt was in Whittier, CA. I not only felt it, but heard it. It sounded like a train coming down the road.


688 posted on 08/23/2011 12:12:59 PM PDT by Eva
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To: SoldierDad
ASH FAULT!
689 posted on 08/23/2011 12:13:08 PM PDT by mikrofon (Play the Blame Game)
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To: Hatteras
We felt a big one in Yonkers in 1985. The whole house shook. That was the Ramapo also.
690 posted on 08/23/2011 12:13:28 PM PDT by angcat (RUN SARAH RUN!)
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To: StonyMan451

Have to keep in mind that the Washington Monument is just a skinny tall pile of stones, there is no structural frame. Gravity and stone mass are what keep it place since they started construction in 1848.

With a height of 555 feet the lateral movement is a lot greater the higher one goes. Wouldn’t be surprised to hear of cracks.

Just a few minutes, radio announcement said all buildings on the mall have been evacuated.


691 posted on 08/23/2011 12:13:28 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Fishtalk

Yeah waiting for them to say something about us here in MD. We only share a border with the state when the earthquake was centered, that’s all....


692 posted on 08/23/2011 12:13:36 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: All

Now it appears that everyone in DC is going home at the same time. Connecticut Avenue is a parking lot.


693 posted on 08/23/2011 12:13:42 PM PDT by piperpilot
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes, clear and sunny, with a slight chance of moderate to catastrophic temblors by mid afternoon... ;^)

Glad to hear the nuclear power plants have been secured.


694 posted on 08/23/2011 12:13:53 PM 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: tcrlaf; SunkenCiv; All

In addition to what is shown on this very helpful map, also reported on this FR live thread: South Carolina, faint, Louisville; Ontario, maybe; Michigan, 10th floor swaying; northern Vermont; Boston; Rochester NY; eastern Tennessee. The most interesting was the report of a mini-tornado near Dallas. Said no storm, but tornado moved in one direction and then reversed and moved in the opposite direction. Wonder if it was some kind of electromagnetic discharge. Also we are about to get some kind of solar flare hit (22nd to 24th) A 6.? was felt in Boston in the 1700’s a month after the terrible Lisbon, Portugal quake that killed many thousands. Wonder what else might happen in the next month or two.


695 posted on 08/23/2011 12:14:16 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: savage woman
Kitty is smart...

BTW,,very kewl FReeper name....(g)

696 posted on 08/23/2011 12:14:22 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: Lazamataz

Sorry, Laz. Already married. I can introduce you to some of my more....interesting friends though!


697 posted on 08/23/2011 12:14:48 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Hobbit Name: Primula Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern)
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To: ken5050

That or Abu Simbel.


698 posted on 08/23/2011 12:14:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Yankee

Brain Bleach Aisle 228!


699 posted on 08/23/2011 12:14:57 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Is that thing for real! I though it was some kind of spoof on the Sphinx in Egypt...


700 posted on 08/23/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT by Errant
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