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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by BlameItOnTheHenne, Aug 23, 2011.
What the hell is going on?
I see reports of one hitting colorado, washington??, virginia seems it was 5.8.
I'm guessing Rex Ryan tripped, and fell.............
DC all the way down to NC.
felt in NY... doesn't make sense to me, does an earthquake usually resonate THAT far?
do Cali earthquakes get felt in like Oregon and Washington?
Maybe his wife's car is a-rockin'...
...yeah, that mental picture is now etched into the back of your skull.
Seems the geological society has it occurring mainly in virginia.
I live in Delaware and thought my neighbors were moving or something.....crazy
MY entire building moved, my chair was wobbling, and I am in Charlotte NC. My brother got woken up from it.
Screw that thing, it better not interrupt my grass planting...
The core of the earth just stopped spinning. Someone get Aaron Eckhart, Hillary Swank and a make believe flying drill machine
Heavy sleeper eh?
Also, if I lived on the east coast I'd be A LOT more concerned about that impending Category 4 than this little shake
It travelled that far apparently because the fault line is solid, thus nowhere for the shock to be absorbed...travelled the fault line, whereas on west coast the fault lines have "tributaries" where the shock can get absorbed along the way.....according to the geologist I saw on the news
He works nights
whoa there grandma. Hope it doesn't mess up your rose bushes either.
bah. hurricane party in wilmington saturday night at the beach houses..
I'm in DC. Thought at first a truck ran into the building, then realized it was a quake when the floor was shaking. People here in DC are freaking out though.
Not a bad experience really, other than all my employees trying to get out of work and go home
Photo of the devastation:
hahaha. i had that same photo from the devastation of Hurricane Earl last year.
A lot of people back home are telling me they felt it in NY
I was driving, didn't feel a thing. My wife grabbed the kids and ran out of the house it felt so strong.
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Was driving and didnt feel a thing....was listening at the exact moment to XM NFL and the host in NYC and the one in Michigan both felt it and commented on it. My Wife at her work, and Daughter at the house both felt it too.
I am bummed...wanted to feel the shake a quake....not happy.
True story. Was`nt so bad,but it sure got our attention.
It was felt down here in charleston SC, My desk was swaying for what felt like 30 seconds.
It was strong here in Maryland. I was on the 6th floor of an eight story building so it made me pretty uncomfortable... I had no idea earthquakes even happened over here.
Magnitude 5 in VA. Hmm.
This is sort of funny:
First day of class in a new building, I'd never set foot in the thing and I'm reading and this really fat young woman is walking by, maybe size 48 in men's pants fat, and I feel this sort of vibration in the floor like someone walking down the hallway in a wood house and I'm thinking:
"damn girl, you really let yourself go, the floor is vibrating when you walk by and it's concrete"
I read the quake was felt from NC to Toronto. Felt it here too, office shook for about 15 secs.
HAHA this is so funny, watch the background. Talk about having terrible timing.
i would have thought that a 5 or 5.8 would do some damage. guess not
I dunno about anyone else, but I'm starting not to laugh as hard at all the 2012 nonsense.
Actually, it was a 5.9 FWIW. http://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/us-world/#5.9%20Earthquake%20Rocks%20East%20Coast
Thing is we're just not used to this sort of thing 'round these parts (mid-Atlantic region). Only the second time I've felt one in my life. The first was just about a year ago, same area, a four point something happened 'round 5 in the morning. Woke me up out of a dead sleep. I remember thinking "is this a frickin' earthquake?" But, it was over so quickly, I just rolled back over and went back to sleep. This time, I knew immediately. And, it lasted for like 30-40 seconds. While I'm sure the west coasters are probably laughing their a$$es off at us right about now, it was still pretty intense.
Not that I need an excuse, but think I'll hit the watering hole on the way home.
I was on the 8th floor of a building that moves when the wind blows just outside of D.C. It was a fun ride. They sent us home early too, so I got that going for me.
It was only about a half a mile deep; that's shallow as hell for this magnitude quake.
Contrast that with the 2001 Nisqually quake in the Seattle area, which was a 7.0 but about 26 miles deep; it still caused $1.5B in damage because of the strength, but how deep it was mitigated it.
1/2 mile deep...if this had been a 7.0 at that depth, you'd be talking toppled buildings all along the eastern seaboard and thousands of deaths, given that it happened mid-workday.
Time for the Eastern seaboard to begin talking earthquake code in addition to hurricane code for new construction and retrofit.
And the most potentially destructive fault in the US isn't San Andreas in CA, it's the New Madrid fault right under St. Louis.
I didn't feel it (middle of NC) but think I was on the road at the time. Funny stuff Padre.
Was also a bomb threat at a college not too far away today, those students are probably thinking bomb threat and earthquake, really?
For those interested, the quake has it's own twitter account...........
as if the construction industry needed a boost.....