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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: Churchillspirit

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.


801 posted on 08/23/2011 12:34:22 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: stockpirate

Didn’t feel it in southside Hampton Roads.


802 posted on 08/23/2011 12:34:26 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: conservaterian
Anyone know if that’s gonna go over my $500 deductible?

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.

803 posted on 08/23/2011 12:34:57 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: StonyMan451

Don’t know. I saw a shot if from some webcam and either the camera or the monument had moved.


804 posted on 08/23/2011 12:35:01 PM PDT by matt04
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To: NonValueAdded

I LOVE your tagline!


805 posted on 08/23/2011 12:35:10 PM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: romanesq

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??


806 posted on 08/23/2011 12:35:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Marathoner
Well, when's the last time a quake hit that part of the country?

Last summer. Smaller but a bit closer to DC

807 posted on 08/23/2011 12:35:20 PM PDT by Dick Holmes
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To: SoldierDad

Well, I still thank you for making me smile. :)


808 posted on 08/23/2011 12:35:39 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Ratman83
Sounds like a good thing.

Dude, let me sell my house first!!!! ;-)

809 posted on 08/23/2011 12:35:50 PM PDT by jboot
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To: Red Badger

OMG...my beloved mountains are shoving me closer to DC?!?

Those traitors!


810 posted on 08/23/2011 12:36:00 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m taking that...


811 posted on 08/23/2011 12:36:10 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: DoughtyOne

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. :-)


812 posted on 08/23/2011 12:36:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: jersey117

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.


813 posted on 08/23/2011 12:36:23 PM PDT by old school
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Exactly!

The east coasters are getting de-virginized with regards to quakes.


814 posted on 08/23/2011 12:36:40 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: stockpirate

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.


815 posted on 08/23/2011 12:36:49 PM PDT by OldPossum
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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.


816 posted on 08/23/2011 12:37:00 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: americanophile

“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.


817 posted on 08/23/2011 12:37:51 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jboot

Do you live that close to DC.


818 posted on 08/23/2011 12:37:51 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: dragnet2

USGS showing 2.8 w/in last hour


819 posted on 08/23/2011 12:38:00 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: matt04

Spires fell off National Cathedral - I have pic but can’t post. Someone send me email who can post it


820 posted on 08/23/2011 12:38:18 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: Red Boots

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.

http://www.google.com/search?q=sylmar+earthquake&hl=en&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=images&tbs=


821 posted on 08/23/2011 12:38:45 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: dragnet2

No, someone about 100 posts ago reported an aftershock.


822 posted on 08/23/2011 12:38:59 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: dragnet2
Modern communications can be really delicate to events like earthquakes

Noticing some AM / FM problems. No power outages. Strange. Anyone else having problems in the quake zone with AM / FM stations?

823 posted on 08/23/2011 12:39:04 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: matt04

US Capitol Police reporting damage to the Monument:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/23/cnn_reports_some_stones_loose_at_washington_monument_after_quake.html


824 posted on 08/23/2011 12:39:26 PM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: ottbmare

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.


825 posted on 08/23/2011 12:39:29 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: ohioWfan

;-))


826 posted on 08/23/2011 12:39:38 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: dragnet2; SunkenCiv; All

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.


827 posted on 08/23/2011 12:39:46 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

People felt it in SE Mich...Canada is actually south of Detroit...


828 posted on 08/23/2011 12:39:46 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: SandyInSeattle

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. :)


829 posted on 08/23/2011 12:40:19 PM PDT by brytlea (Wake me when it's over...)
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To: rlmorel

I noticed that too.


830 posted on 08/23/2011 12:40:55 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: dragnet2

Did not see. Do you know where the report was from?


831 posted on 08/23/2011 12:41:02 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: NormsRevenge

Okay, just don’t tell me where you live, in case the big one hits and I run out. ;^)


832 posted on 08/23/2011 12:42:03 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: dragnet2

Those non believers maybe thinking all our spin, lies, and garbage we’ve reported...is it catching up with us?


833 posted on 08/23/2011 12:42:55 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: dragnet2

>>>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.


834 posted on 08/23/2011 12:43:10 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: brytlea
You know, been thru tornado (direct hit) and several hurricanes now.

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.

835 posted on 08/23/2011 12:43:52 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
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).

Weird. My Daughter texted from Penn State that their desks were shaking. Our house is in Murrysville built on a ridge in bedrock. That might of had something to do about not feeling it. It is on all the news in Pittsburgh and seems everyone downtown felt it.
836 posted on 08/23/2011 12:44:08 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: Stentor

I thought the quake hit at 1:15PM ET


837 posted on 08/23/2011 12:44:32 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: wastedyears

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.


838 posted on 08/23/2011 12:44:39 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

ROFL!

Good ‘un.

Thanks.

[Dr Freud wants a word with you, btw]

;D


839 posted on 08/23/2011 12:44:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: EDINVA
Our own Leaning Tower of Washington?

Nay, all of Washington, DC leans to the left.

840 posted on 08/23/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Constitution Day
hey, C-day! how are you? - did you guys feel it?

my 17-yo was at the gym...on the treadmill. at first thought, "wow...we're really making the place move today"

:P

841 posted on 08/23/2011 12:45:26 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: stockpirate

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.


842 posted on 08/23/2011 12:45:29 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: 11th_VA
Here's the report from FoxDC. Not as bad as the spires coming down, but still, the article says the central tower lost the tops and might be leaning.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/stones-fall-off-washington-national-cathedral-082311

843 posted on 08/23/2011 12:45:29 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: no-to-illegals

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.


844 posted on 08/23/2011 12:45:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DoughtyOne

thanks for the technical breakdown. I’m pretty certain that a faultline was not running down the street, I was just being factious.


845 posted on 08/23/2011 12:45:44 PM PDT by newnhdad
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To: melissa_in_ga

Relax..if Laz doesn’t try to hit on at least some FReeperette every thread, it means he’s dead..


847 posted on 08/23/2011 12:46:23 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: stockpirate

It wasn’t an earthquake, that was Obama’s approval rating hitting an all time low!


848 posted on 08/23/2011 12:46:23 PM PDT by SOSCEO
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To: null and void; Darkchylde

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.


849 posted on 08/23/2011 12:46:33 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: PA Engineer

Must Pitt businesses evacuated.


850 posted on 08/23/2011 12:46:46 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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