East Coast Earthquake

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East Coast Earthquake

Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
An earthquake, apparently 5.8 on the Richter scale just hit the east coast, centered in DC. It's just hitting news now but I'm in NJ and we felt it, as did friends of mine from the NJ coast, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Anyone else?
08/23/2011
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Im in california but my dad just told me about it. Sheesh earthquakes are no fun, especially if they are in the middle of the night and you have no idea whats going on.
08/23/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Im in california but my dad just told me about it. Sheesh earthquakes are no fun, especially if they are in the middle of the night and you have no idea whats going on.
This one was little, at least in NJ...just a tremble running through our office building. But I have coworkers in Baltimore that said it was far worse there.
08/23/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
I'm in Iowa, had some friends just post to facebook that live in the area that told me about it. Watching the news coverage on CNN now.
08/23/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Everyone on my facebook on the east coast felt it. A lot of new yorkers especially.
08/23/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I have friends in Boston that felt it, as did my mom in South Carolina (northernmost portion), but all very mildly. It was much worse toward the center.
08/23/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I'm only about 50 miles away from the center of it. I'm at work right now (at the porn store across the street from an airport) and sometimes I can feel vibrations when big trucks drive by but this was crazy. All of the glass pipes in one of our cases were shaking. Bottles of lube in the other case are teetering on the edge of the shelf.

I wasn't sure what was happening. I got really freaked out and it took me a minute to realize it was an earthquake. I ran outside to see if anything was going on.

Apparently it was a 5.8 magnitude that was just outside Richmond, VA
08/23/2011
DeliciousDrip DeliciousDrip
i'm in CT and i felt NOTHING, others did tho... so idk
08/23/2011
Illusional Illusional
I'm in Baltimore, and I felt it. OMG.
08/23/2011
Kindred Kindred
I'm just outside of DC and felt it. The entire building shook. It wasn't too bad in retrospect, but pretty damn scary while it happened. I hope everyone is safe.
08/23/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Kindred
I'm just outside of DC and felt it. The entire building shook. It wasn't too bad in retrospect, but pretty damn scary while it happened. I hope everyone is safe.
So far there haven't been any reports of anything too devastating, just a lot of panic. Everyone I know that works in NYC was evacuated from their office buildings.
08/23/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Some folks down here in Georgia felt it, although I didn't.
08/23/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by Kindred
I'm just outside of DC and felt it. The entire building shook. It wasn't too bad in retrospect, but pretty damn scary while it happened. I hope everyone is safe.
I know, right?

This sort of thing doesn't happen on the east coast very much. I had no idea what was going on. At first I thought a plane was about to crash or something was wrong in my store before I ran outside and saw that the ground was shaking, too.
08/23/2011
Ansley Ansley
I didn't. I'm in Atlanta. Wonder if those jerks in Congress shat their pants. Geez, I'm evil today.
08/23/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The earthquake was upgraded to a 5.9 to 6.0 - that's a pretty big one, especially for the east where building codes have limited seismic content. It'll be interesting to see how the major monuments in DC fared.
08/23/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
The earthquake was upgraded to a 5.9 to 6.0 - that's a pretty big one, especially for the east where building codes have limited seismic content. It'll be interesting to see how the major monuments in DC fared.
I just read that they think the Washington Monument tilted.
08/23/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I just read that they think the Washington Monument tilted.
Is it the GOP complaining it's leaning too far to the left...?
08/23/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I think this quote from CNN correspondent Alison Kosik explains New York's reaction to the quakes. "Traders in the New York Stock Exchange felt the shaking and shouted to each other, 'Keep trading!'"
08/23/2011
JessCee JessCee
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
Is it the GOP complaining it's leaning too far to the left...?
hahaha
08/23/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
An earthquake, apparently 5.8 on the Richter scale just hit the east coast, centered in DC. It's just hitting news now but I'm in NJ and we felt it, as did friends of mine from the NJ coast, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Anyone else?
Ithought it was in my head till the neighbors came out and asked if I felt it too. I have family in Birdsnest VA, There landline phones are out, but they just felt the aftershock.
08/23/2011
JessCee JessCee
I was tying to lay down with my kids to take a nap.... then the bed started swaying... my initial reaction was ooOOooo... promptly followed by something along the lines of "Oh shit!"

The kids didn't seen to mind, they were like, "weeeeee" lol
08/23/2011
emiliaa emiliaa
I'm in Georgia, and I felt nothing.

Big surprise. xD
08/23/2011
Rossie Rossie
Hope all EFers on the East Coast are safe and not too shaken up by the quake, been through one myself and knew how it felt.
08/23/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
In Michigan, didn't feel a thing.
08/23/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
In Michigan didn't feel anything
08/23/2011
Booktease Booktease
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
An earthquake, apparently 5.8 on the Richter scale just hit the east coast, centered in DC. It's just hitting news now but I'm in NJ and we felt it, as did friends of mine from the NJ coast, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Anyone else?
My friends in New York City felt it!
08/23/2011
Booktease Booktease
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
I think this quote from CNN correspondent Alison Kosik explains New York's reaction to the quakes. "Traders in the New York Stock Exchange felt the shaking and shouted to each other, 'Keep trading!'"
Nice.
08/23/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
nothing in GA
08/23/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
I just read that they think the Washington Monument tilted.
Surely it would have swayed - wonder if there will be a permanent tilt like the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
08/23/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I'm in northern Pennsylvania and our whole building shook, but there were people less than a mile away who didn't feel anything. Our boss sent us home early because we are on the 15th floor.
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