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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: Chandalier
What a great job that must have been!!!!

It is a fantastic park....as long as you're uphill from Madame Pele!

701 posted on 08/23/2011 12:15:22 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: reegs
Dear West Coasters: When you can get 1” snowfall and not have a 197 car pileup, then we can talk about overreacting to earthquakes.

Nice job! :)
702 posted on 08/23/2011 12:15:25 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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Thanks :)


703 posted on 08/23/2011 12:15:31 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: NavyCanDo
I'm a West Coast Freeper and am not finding this amusing at all.

Those poor folks in the east are not used to quakes and this was a 5.9 less than a mile deep. Probably felt stronger.

Also the buildings may not be as quake-proof as those out here.

704 posted on 08/23/2011 12:15:33 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: dancusa

I live near the prisons. Nothing. The cats disappeared for awhile, but nothing moved, creaked or shook.


705 posted on 08/23/2011 12:15:44 PM PDT by matt04
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To: stars & stripes forever

And in a shootout, go stand in the front doorway.

I don’t know why that struck me as funny. But seriously, we
should ask Perry into looking at moving the Capitol to say,
Central Kansas and only convening Congress during twister season.

No planes flying in = no lobbyists.


706 posted on 08/23/2011 12:15:47 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: hocndoc

VIDEO of empty WH shaking

http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/dc-earthquake-caught-on-tape-14364688


707 posted on 08/23/2011 12:16:08 PM 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: Severa

My daughter lives in Merryland. She lost her cell service and still doesn’t have any I think.

Cause as soon as I knew it was an earthquake I called her. I got that rapid busy signal when it’s out. Seconds, just seconds later, I go to Facebook and she’s online asking if anyone else lost cell service.

At the time she didn’t know it was an earthquake.

And that’s how we were able to communicate, via Facebook. Heh.


708 posted on 08/23/2011 12:16:14 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: stockpirate

Felt tremors here in Exeter, New Hampshire... shook for about 35 seconds, must have been a doozy. I guess God is none too happy with Obamessiah and his minions.


709 posted on 08/23/2011 12:16:38 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: dragnet2

God bless you.

And don’t think this Easterner doesn’t have some (minor) concern of the same thing, as it is.

I live in Columbia/Ellicott City, MD - almost all my life. Back c.1990 we had a whole series of shakes BASED RIGHT HERE (a well-known major highway intersection south of Columbia)! They were no worse than ~3.3, mostly 2.5, but they were close to us and they kept happening - the local community college put out “earthquake alerts” on 1 of their channels continuously for weeks at least. That’ll put us on notice that shocks can keep happening.

Also, last year people got a big laugh out of the highly localized quakes south of us in Montgomery Co, MD. My friend down there felt a bit of it, but up here we didn’t. Precursor?


710 posted on 08/23/2011 12:16:59 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: melissa_in_ga
Sorry, Laz. Already married. I can introduce you to some of my more....interesting friends though!

Nobody could ever handle me, put up with me, live with me, or not murder me.

Except you.

711 posted on 08/23/2011 12:17:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: stockpirate

We felt it very well here in WV just past the Potomac. Weird.


712 posted on 08/23/2011 12:17:10 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: gleeaikin
"interesting was the report of a mini-tornado near Dallas"

It's called a Dust Devil, very common here in the Summer.

713 posted on 08/23/2011 12:17:20 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: stockpirate

Any surviving politicians?


714 posted on 08/23/2011 12:17:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Fishtalk

I have friends who lost cell service in the Maryland and New Jersey area shortly after the quake.


715 posted on 08/23/2011 12:17:35 PM PDT by matt04
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To: stockpirate

Felt the whole building shake and sway (NE MD).


716 posted on 08/23/2011 12:17:50 PM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Funny how the East Coast people are having puppies over this.

****

Embarrassing, actually!!


717 posted on 08/23/2011 12:18:21 PM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: GOPJ

It’s okay, the national debt simply shifted a bit


718 posted on 08/23/2011 12:18:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL


719 posted on 08/23/2011 12:18:43 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: shield
There have been a bunch of little "pops" in central VA over the years. There was a mag 3 around Charlottesville about ten years ago, and I recall others back in the eighties. I think this is just an ordinary event. The fault system probably generates a quake this size every hundred years or so.

That said, I wonder what a thousand-year quake is like? Nobody was recording quakes in these parts before the 1600s. There could be big surprises in store. Hopefully we won't find out. At least not before I sell my house in VA. ;-)

720 posted on 08/23/2011 12:18:58 PM PDT by jboot
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To: BykrBayb
I felt a minor tremor here, it felt weird but was over in about ten or twenty seconds.
721 posted on 08/23/2011 12:18:58 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Osage Orange
Foreshocks can occur minutes to days or even longer before the main shock.

From Wiki: The 2002 Sumatra earthquake is regarded as a foreshock of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake with a delay of more than two years between the two events.

722 posted on 08/23/2011 12:19:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
VIDEO of empty WH shaking

It was already leaning to the left.

723 posted on 08/23/2011 12:19:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stockpirate

I felt it big time here in northern VA

Never experienced anything like it. My bafflement as to how anybody manages to live in California and stay sane has just shot the moon.


724 posted on 08/23/2011 12:19:56 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: gleeaikin
Wonder what else might happen in the next month or two.

Good question. Feeling any aftershocks?

725 posted on 08/23/2011 12:20:13 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: PA Engineer

I felt it here in Irwin (jolt, pause, jolt). Husband felt it in New Stanton; ours HS...lights swayed; wall mounted TVs shook. Daughter, who works in Cranberry, didn’t feel it (but some of her co-workers did).


726 posted on 08/23/2011 12:20:26 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Barry, eat your own damn peas.)
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To: Lazamataz; melissa_in_ga
Nobody could ... not murder me.

Except you.

That will change as she gets to know you better...

727 posted on 08/23/2011 12:20:28 PM PDT by null and void (Day 942 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: stockpirate
Here's the feed from the FreeRepublic Reporting System:
Did NJ just have an earthquake?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:59:56 PM · by cdnerds

Earthquake, East Tennessee
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:59:31 PM · by MHGinTN

Earthquake
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:58:37 PM · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Earthquake in Northern Vermont?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:58:09 PM · by Straight Vermonter

Just felt a small earthquake in Northern NJ
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:57:56 PM · by Huck

JUST FELT A JOLT IN NORTH EAST
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:57:50 PM · by parisa

Was there just an earthquake near Fairfax city,va????
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:57:07 PM · by Bulwinkle

Earthquake - Northeast Ohio
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:56:20 PM · by DocCincy

Strong earthquake just felt in Richmond, VA
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:56:19 PM · by P8riot

EARTHQUAKE JUST HIT DC AREA, MY HOUSE SHOOK LIKE xxx
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:55:19 PM · by stockpirate
Those are the contemporaneous initial reaction posts.
728 posted on 08/23/2011 12:20:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: houeto; Joya

YUP

I think it’s an omen, actually . . .

imho,

Anyone living in the DC area without express orders from God to continue doing so . . . is clueless.

. . . along with Florida . . . etc.

Times are a changin’

Joya’s Dad’s lived in the area for 40 years and that’s the first quake he’s ever felt.


729 posted on 08/23/2011 12:20:59 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: ohioWfan

Actually, I borrowed that from another FReeper.


730 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:07 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: NavyCanDo
Us West Coast Freepers are watching this all with a bit of amusement.

When California faces a Category 3 hurricane, we'll smirk.

Actually we won't. We'll be concerned. What westerners don't understand is that in east coast cities there are masonry buildings that are 300 years old. A 6.0 is a big deal in the east. Especially when a Cat 3 hurricane is due to arrive in four days.

731 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:12 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Fishtalk

Yeah we have AT&T wireless, our cell service was wonky for a few minutes right after the quake. My West Coast Facebook friends are poking fun at us for freaking out about this, but hey this isn’t normal for us dangit!


732 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:31 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: stockpirate

http://www.wolton.net/quake.html

earthquake 3D - we made it!


733 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:39 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common)
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To: txhurl

I felt it as far away as Wheeling WV at a Steel Mill. Thought I was imagining it or something.


734 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:39 PM PDT by Corporal Clegg
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To: DoughtyOne

speaking of waves.. re: the hospital corridor waves..

I was in a open space area during the 1980 Morgan Hill 6.0 quake near San Jose, I saw waves moving across the ground and light poles and such swaying quite vigorously from side to side .. I was on the phone with wifey who was 15 miles away under desk at work thru the whole thing..

The Loma Prieta was pretty intense too, going home on the freeway, listening to the pre-world series festivities on the radio , and then bouncing around on the freeway like we were on balloon tires.. everybody stopped. I saw the buildings in downtown shaking pretty good.. that one sloshed quite a bit of water out of the pool that day


735 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: dragnet2
Ha!!....Okay, so any quake can be a foreshock. No matter how many years before.

Got it.

736 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: Vision

Hit us in Baltimore. A 5.8mag in Virginia it seems. Cell phones aren’t working.


Tip: When lines are jammed, the data still usually gets through. Try texting or emailing.


737 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:44 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: All
Two zones in Virginia are more susceptible to earthquakes than others, and can be identified by the rivers which follow those faults. The James River follows the Central Virginia Seismic Zone between Charlottesville and Richmond, while the New River follows the other zone from Radford to the West Virginia border.

probability of earthquake greater than 4.75 magnitude within next 100 years (central Virginia) Source: USGS Earthquake Probability Mapping

Earthquakes in Virginia

738 posted on 08/23/2011 12:21:51 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I’m from Texas, but moved to California many years ago. One of my first quakes was the 7.1 Loma Prieta. I was at work with 2 California natives. After we dove under some tables, I asked if the earthquake was normal. I only got concerned when they both said “no” and they were upset.

I use to freak out at little quakes. Now, I handle ones under a 6.0 pretty well.


739 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:20 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Churchillspirit

Well to your West Coast Freepers....this was utterly amazing. Once I felt a very slight earthquake back when I lived in Merryland. It was so small that both husband and myself weren’t sure. It wasn’t until the next day that reports came in of a very minor tremor.

Thus you go to know that we have no idea what an earthquake of this size feels like. I’m over 60 years old.

When I felt, and SAW with my lying eyeballs...the table going round and round I...well it was just the most incredible thing. Not to mention my dog predicting this thing for a half an hour before it happened.

This is just an amazing thing for us east coasters and since it looks like no damage or pain anywhere, it is an experience we’ll not soon forget and will talk about for days to come.


740 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:23 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: MHGinTN

741 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Lazamataz

Hah! I’m thinking now you’re my husband, on FreeRepublic in disguise! Clearly we’re made for each other!


742 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:27 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Hobbit Name: Primula Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern)
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To: maica

It’s not necessarily a fear thing. It’s more like WTF - we don’t have 6.0 earthquakes in the northeast. I’m working in Manhattan 30 years. This is the first time I’ve felt the building shake. Very weird.


743 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:34 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: All
It does appear that it is tilting...


744 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:41 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: icanhasbailout
Never experienced anything like it. My bafflement as to how anybody manages to live in California and stay sane has just shot the moon.

Who said anything about us staying sane?

745 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:49 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: dragnet2
New Madrid is estimated at between 7.2 and 8.1. There is an order of magnitude of difference between those estimates, but the truth is that no one is quite sure. There were no seismographs then.

5.8-5.9 is not inconsiderable. Fortunately the epicenter was in sparsely-populated farmland. Had it been beneath a densly populated area we might be getting casualty reports.

746 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:49 PM PDT by jboot
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
That's kinda what I was trying to say. There wasn't one but two jolts and a rolling. The first one and then a rolling and then a much stronger jolt with more rolling. The floor was moving when I walked. Not bad but noticeable.

The lamps and shades moved and the plants on their hooks on the balcony were swaying.

We have a DVD stand that always falls over but it didn't. Maybe it was because the floor was moving ...hmmm...kinda east and west instead of north and south. If had been the other way it would have fallen.

One of our youngest son's friends lives nearby and has a 47 inch TV that came with a earthquake safety wire that he never put on.

747 posted on 08/23/2011 12:22:59 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Snickering Hound

I think the famed “Bush’s Fault” runs right through that area.


748 posted on 08/23/2011 12:23:01 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: nutmeg
Haven't asked my wife yet if she felt anything at home (in Waterbury). I'm in Simsbury at work, and felt a very light rumbling.

I work at an explosives company though, so when they are out doing product testing, it isn't unusual to feel similar size rumbles - they are usually preceded by a loud bang though, and this time it wasn't.

749 posted on 08/23/2011 12:23:01 PM PDT by CT-Freeper (Visit CTF.org)
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To: nina0113

750 posted on 08/23/2011 12:23:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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