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
I used to be one of the “California is the Land of Fruits and Nuts, and the Big One will cause it all to slide into the ocean...”
I don’t even joke about that anymore. There are a lot of Freepers out there...
Plus, being from Massachusetts, I hear the same thing said about the Northeastern USA, specifically Massachusetts. I can’t say I blame them in a lot of respects, but...I live up here, and I am a conservative.
Didn’t feel it in southside Hampton Roads.
Just guessing of course but I would say easily.
If you have a carpenters level place on the top of the wall each side of the crack. If the bubble is outside of the lines on either side of the crack you may have a serious problem.
But of course you will need a pro in to look at the crack.
Don’t know. I saw a shot if from some webcam and either the camera or the monument had moved.
I LOVE your tagline!
Big aftershock during CNN press conference..
Appeared to happen just now anyway...
They appeared slightly freaked and the news conference ended abruptly and CNN pulled away.
Anyone see that??
Last summer. Smaller but a bit closer to DC
Well, I still thank you for making me smile. :)
Dude, let me sell my house first!!!! ;-)
OMG...my beloved mountains are shoving me closer to DC?!?
I’m taking that...
That was a terrible scene,, I-880.. It certainly changed many lives .
I’m off to stimulate the economy. and stock up on emergency beer, just in case. :-)
I grew up in California. My first experience with an earthquake was as a child. I awoke to my bed (which was on casters) rolling about the bedroom. My brothers and I were laughing because it was like an amusement ride. Anything that is 5.0 or less is of no concern to most Californians. They happen everyday, somewhere on the west coast. But, I can imagine the fright an earthquake elsewhere in the U.S. might cause.
The east coasters are getting de-virginized with regards to quakes.
I understand that the epicenter was Mineral, VA. I wasn’t there at the time but Ms. OP who was at our house only 15 miles from Mineral said that the house shook violently and the sound was scary beyond belief.
This is the second earthquake near our house. In 2006 I was out in the woods cutting firewood and an earthquake around 3 or so hit near Richmond, about 70 miles away. Again, Mrs. OP was in the house, which shook quite a bit.
The news conference ended abruptly and CNN pulled away.
Anyone see that??
Whoop....Could have possible been an on going conference during the event earlier.
“Fox is reporting evacuations as far away as Canada! “
For such a shallow quake, differing types of soil, rock, may resonate far away from the quake???? Don’t know, but seems possible.
Do you live that close to DC.
USGS showing 2.8 w/in last hour
Spires fell off National Cathedral - I have pic but can’t post. Someone send me email who can post it
You’re correct on both counts. The actual magnitude was pegged at 6.6 too.
It was my first as well. My thought was to get my brothers and sister out of the house. Turns out, that’s not the best idea. Well constructed homes will most likely not collapse, especially a one story structure on a good foundation.
The San Fernando Valley Veterans Hospital collapsed. Wings of the Olive View hospital broke free and fell over.
No, someone about 100 posts ago reported an aftershock.
Noticing some AM / FM problems. No power outages. Strange. Anyone else having problems in the quake zone with AM / FM stations?
US Capitol Police reporting damage to the Monument:
Maybe that’s just east coast dogs out in Calyfornia mine would always give a warning not crazy running around but an alert type action and fear.
Anyone back east have water splashed out of their pools? Out her it takes at about a 5.0 depending on how far away it is.
For history buffs New Madrid was not one quake. A series of quakes started in the fall of 1811 and ended in the Spring of 1812. There were 3 monsters in the 8 range and many noticeable ones in the 6s and 7s. Chimneys fell in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tremors were felt on the east coast. Reelfoot Lake in Tenn. was formed in a grabben fault when a long sliver of land dropped 20 or 30 feet. Waves of sandy soil could be seen undulating 5 or 6 feet high and whole forests fell over. Areas of the Mississippi river ran backwards. The first steamboat trip was being run down the Mississippi when that happened and it was felt that the power proved its value.
Oh, and during that period a very strong earthquake occurred in Venezuela and killed 10 to 20 thousand people in Caracas. People have worried about what could happen in St. Louis if New Madrid let loose. That fault seems to have a 500 year cycle if I remember correctly.
People felt it in SE Mich...Canada is actually south of Detroit...
You know, been thru tornado (direct hit) and several hurricanes now. While a direct hit from a tornado is a big deal, I think I would prefer to take my chances with tornados. It’s easier to avoid them, since your chances of actually getting hit is smaller. Wilma was a pain in the rear end (no electricity for about 2 weeks). Just a thought. :)
I noticed that too.
Did not see. Do you know where the report was from?
Okay, just don’t tell me where you live, in case the big one hits and I run out. ;^)
Those non believers maybe thinking all our spin, lies, and garbage we’ve reported...is it catching up with us?
>>>Modern communications can be really delicate to events like earthquakes, power issues, wars etc. In big events, cell phones/computers etc, are useless for most.
Saw a tweet that Verizon has no infrastructure issues - just butt loads of people trying to use the network, at the same time.
East coast - went through hurricane Agnes when I was little. The only thing sticking up out of the water was the tip of our roof. Parents lost everything. When the water went down, there was stinky mud all over.
I thought the quake hit at 1:15PM ET
There are Triassic Fault Basins in the Piedmont, which have been known for a long time. IIRC, there is a fault under the North Anna site as well. A geologist was found dead about the time of that controversy.
[Dr Freud wants a word with you, btw]
Nay, all of Washington, DC leans to the left.
my 17-yo was at the gym...on the treadmill. at first thought, "wow...we're really making the place move today"
I KNOW!!! It’s HAARP! Chemtrails. Castro farding. Sheesh.
USGS folks, go to ANSS for magnitude and report. And then notice the others earlier in the week and last week in Colorado. Important yes. I’d watch things in St. Louis frankly.
I am thinking it was during an on-going news conference for an unrelated issue, during the event earlier....I just caught the tail end of the report as the news conference quickly ended as the room shook.
thanks for the technical breakdown. I’m pretty certain that a faultline was not running down the street, I was just being factious.
Relax..if Laz doesn’t try to hit on at least some FReeperette every thread, it means he’s dead..
It wasn’t an earthquake, that was Obama’s approval rating hitting an all time low!
So what if bizarre poltergeist things happen while I’m asleep.
It’s not my fault, honest!
But, I will admit to dreaming about DC.
Must Pitt businesses evacuated.