Earthquake!

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  1. exwhyzee

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    East coast USA: Did you feel the earth shake today?
     
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    yah, it was weird, since I was talking on the phone with my father (who is in Colorado) who was talking about an earthquake that they had just had.
     
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    At first I thought a really big truck had gone by. Turns out earthquake.
     
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    According to reports it was experienced in Boston but I felt nothing.
     
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    TV news in UK saying 5.8 earthquake in Virginia - government/parliament buildings in Washington evacuated.
     
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    Apparently there was one...

    Magnitude 5.9 - VIRGINIA
     
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    It was strong enough here in North Carolina to cause mild alarm. That was my first quake...
     
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    Yeah it woke me up. I live not far from a hosipital so It hought it was a helicopter flying too low to my house at first.
     
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    Yes! Wow! It lasted for quite a while. I lived in L.A. for five years or so and I knew what it was happening. I kept waiting to feel the really big rolls and sideways jerking! It was more like a really long rumble with a bump or five. My heart is thundering still.

    I hope no one was seriously injured or that we don't have any nuclear concerns! Wow!
     
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    It was me.. I had morning sex and had a powerful orgasm... :tongue:


    seriously, I have been awakened at night with tremors of a quake that went through Tennessee....a few years back.
     
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    awww the east coast got a lil quake...thats cute :laughing::tongue22:
     
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    I am only hearing about this now, so I had to look it up on our local news. I was taking a nap and I felt something that startled me and the pull chain on a floor lamp was tinging against the post. My first thought was that some animal got into my house and jumped on the bed, even though that has never happened before.
    I think that was my first experience with one.
     
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    Surprisingly I didn't.

    And I live close to the epicenter.
     
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    def felt it here in nyc. i have been thru one in LA, so i quickly knew what was going on. people here, especially those who work down town are shaken up a bit (def no pun intended). it was def weird. some phone lines are out.
     
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    It was awesome, kind of hoping for another
     
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    Not little enough to be condescendingly treated. As a veteran of decades of California quakes, I can say that this one was a fairly healthy "roller", with a surprisingly significant duration and a healthy amount of structure shake.
     
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    5.9...in CA, we call that just plain silly. (But glad the east coast is fine)
     
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    CNN just cut away from the live coverage of the storming of Gaddafi's fortress, to bring us a breathless telephone report from Wolf Blitzer telling how he rode out the quake which at first he thought was caused by some construction workers on the upper floors. Apparently, he was hustling on down to his "Situation Room" (is it in a bunker?) to fill us in on the latest developments. From the live shots they showed, the White House and Capitol were still standing.

    I switched it back to Al Jazeera.
     
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    A 5.9 can be a significant quake if the geology is right. If there is a lot of alluvial soil instead of bedrock, the shock waves can travel very easily and further, and be amplified. I think. Is there a geologist in the room?
     
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    Well that was new, '_'
     
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