Also felt it here in Northern Virginia. Just a brief rattle, but it worried the cats.
jolt or roll?
Magnitude 4.5 - VIRGINIA
2011 August 25 05:07:50 UTC
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 05:07:50 UTC
Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 01:07:50 AM at epicenter
Location 37.940°N, 77.896°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)
7 km (5 miles) S (171°) from Mineral, VA
13 km (8 miles) SE (135°) from Louisa, VA
31 km (20 miles) NE (48°) from Columbia, VA
38 km (24 miles) E (86°) from Lake Monticello, VA
59 km (36 miles) NW (320°) from Richmond, VA
133 km (82 miles) SW (216°) from Washington, DC
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.3 km (7.0 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
Parameters NST= 94, Nph=109, Dmin=52.3 km, Rmss=1.41 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=”Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version=5
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0005jg1
Take care. I have relatives in Louisa.
Earthquakes are unsettling, aren’t they? If the ground is not firm, then what is? My first earthquake was on Terceira Island, Azores, at the U.S. base there, on Santa Rita Hill. Strange feeling. Lasted long enough to make me think: how much longer? A number of years later a major quake hit the island and almost leveled the chief town on it.
We felt it in Front Royal. It woke us up and my 6 year old daughter was yelling her bed was shaking.
Just an aftershock. Those could continue for years. We still get occasional aftershocks out here from the 1994 Northridge Quake.
God’s not happy and I can’t say I blame him.
Yow...that sounds like one of the strongest aftershocks yet. The one at 8 PM the night of the quake was also in the 4’s...4.2 I think?
We had been in Mineral visiting family, but we came back home to Jersey last night. I’ll have to check in with my in-laws, see what they felt. That magnitude 4 aftershock was the only one besides the original quake that made us take cover.
1 AM though...yeesh. That’s nasty when folks are in bed.
We are 100 miles north of the epicenter, Winchester, VA. The first quake shook the house and rattled the windows. The after shock early this morning was unnoticed by me as I was asleep as the time.
Some folks have reported that their well water is still muddy.
For those who live close to Mineral - Consider this!!!!!!
East coasters have probably never even considered earthquake insurance. It’s often a separate rider, maybe 200 bucks or so annually for a home. But standard homeowners doesn’t cover quake damage. So if your home or small business was damaged, You may end up having to pay yourself to fix it.
It’s an aftershock, and they are going to continue for awhile.
That’s just the roots from the Tree of Liberty as they’re being ripped from our soil.
I vaguely remember waking up about that time, then rolling over and falling back to sleep. It was probably the aftershock that woke me (I’m in Alexandria VA).