VA earthquake

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  1. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    A 5.9 magnitude EQ with an epicenter in Virginia struck at 1:53pm est. Anybody feel it.

    I am presently in northern DE and the shaking was noticable.
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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  3. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Wow, that far north?
     
  4. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I was asleep when it struck, threw me off the couch.
     
  5. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Besides the USGS sites:

    Live Earthquakes Map

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/36.38.-106.-104.php

    Colorado was 3.9 about 4 hours ago

    Arizona was 2.3 about 4 hours ago

    Start watching the Sun and its activity. See the youtube video below:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb80na8AQGA&feature=player_embedded"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb80na8AQGA&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

    Addition:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/36.38.-106.-104_eqs.php

    5.3 MAG 2011/08/23 05:46:19 37.070 -104.700 4.0 11 km ( 7 mi) SW of Cokedale, CO

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US10/32.42.-85.-75_eqs.php

    MAG: 5.9
    UTC: 2011/08/23 17:51:03
    LAT Deg: 37.975
    LONG Deg: -77.969
    Depth KM: 1.0
    Location: 6 km ( 4 mi) SSE of Louisa, VA
     
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  6. tshoot91

    tshoot91 New Member

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    Here in smalltown Ohio ( 70 miles west of columbus), we felt minor shaking for about fourth seconds. Definitely noticeable.
     
  7. JohnJak

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    Michigan felt it.
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I blame the added weight of the illegal immigrants and the weight of all those useless bears. :p
     
  9. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    It was felt in Western New York (Monroe & Livingston counties).
     
  10. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Am I the only one mystified at the correlation between coronal holes and terrestrial earthquakes? It seems there may really be a correlation. Does anyone have a link that explains this in scientific terms??
     
  11. Vincine

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    Earthquake Fx in NYC

    Well, the WTC construction site and most other buildings in NYC were evacuated. The airports were closed and the towers evacuated. People in Manhattan gathered in whatever open spaces they could, Times Square, Central Park, etc., to get away from falling objects. . .



    Trading on the NYSE was uninterrupted.
     
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  12. 995

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    Was in Mt Vernon VA when I felt it .
     
  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Epicenter about 20 miles away. Impressive rocking and rolling for about 30 seconds- longest quake I have been in. No damage here. My lady thought the washer had become unbalanced, and was shaking the house.

    Virginia Power has 2 nuke plants that were just about on top of that one today. Part of the reason I keep a geiger counter and sets of MOPP 4 gear.
     
  14. shadamai

    shadamai New Member

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    Many of the neighbors here in NC felt it...I was at the range shooting my .45 and didn't feel a thing :p
     
  15. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    In a related matter...all DC gov't offices closed for the day...Dow goes up 300 pts.

    White House comms director J Carney reports there is nothing to worry about what you felt was just The President's ego collapsing under the weight of it's bullsh@t. :)
     
  16. WHOSNEXT

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    felt it for about 15 seconds in NH, small motion but definitely noticeable
     
  17. Yunus

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    They evacuated all buildings on the Navy Yard in DC. The building im in was shaking quite a lot. Everyone was doing fine and leaving the building in a quick but calm manner until the security guard came running through the halls yelling "Get out of the building immediately, Evacuate". Then a few people starting panicking and running and causing more problems. Did I mention we were only 20 feet from the exit at the time and were obviously heading towards it.

    Then cell phone service was down for about 20 minutes while everyone tried to call their family. Then they wouldn't let us back into buildings or leave or even move across the base for another 30 minutes. Luckily people on military bases are usually considerate and respect authority, had this been a civilian work campus and 1 security guard tried to stop 500 people from walking past them on a 2 lane road with sidewalks on both sides, I'm sure you can imagine how well that would go.

    No major damage or injuries from what I have heard(which is amazingly fantastic news), but after spending billions and billions this is a great drill for what would happen in a terrorist incident and we are not ready that was made obvious to me today.
     
  18. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    I didn't feel $hit in Iowa
     
  19. AcidFlashGordon

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    The composition of the ground on the East coast makes for faster, more defined transmission of the S and P waves of an earthquake. The large amount of bedrock transmits these waves like a funnel and actually amplifies their effect and how they're felt. Having lived in the Peoples' Яepublik of Kalifornia for many decades basically conditioned me to not feeling any quakes unless they were 6.6 on the Richter scale or higher. I went through some of the big ones. Sylmar quake in 1971 at 6.6. Whittier Narrows quake in 1987 at 5.9. Not that big (for the PЯK) but the area hit had a lot of the "trendy" buildings...those with brick façades. The Northridge quake in 1994 at 6.7. That one was the worst of the bunch, not because of its magnitude, but because of its duration of excessive ground motion. Still went out and played a round of golf that day. I lived in Orange county so there wasn't a lot of damage around the area.

    Hopefully the New Madrid fault stays rather quiescent because in 1811 and 1812 it let loose with magnitude 7.7 or greater quakes - plural - (only estimated because no seismographs were around then) and did untold damage to the area, including changing the topography of the land drastically. If that same thing happened now, there would be hundreds of thousands of deaths and billions of dollars of damage...a disaster like nothing else seen by man on this planet. It would rival, and quite likely beat, the tsunami in the Indian Ocean area in 2004.
     
  20. LONGHAIR

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    WELCOME..to the Midwest and the West....We get them all the time.....