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5.8 earthquake in washington, nyc,nj and virgina!!

Aug 23, 2011 - 22 comments

hope everything is ok and all is well....getting crazy with this weather!.....hurricane headed right for me!

your in my thoughts!

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by margypops, Aug 23, 2011
goodness hope everyone is okay good luck turkee with that hurricane

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by JGF25, Aug 23, 2011
My entire house was shaking just outside of DC in Maryland...I thought a plane was going to crash into the house and then I realized what it was and we all ran outside.  Now I have to go and look for damage because the house shook that bad :(  

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by deadgamegrrl, Aug 23, 2011
Rock and Roll!  Fredericksburg is pretty close to the epicenter.  Nothing Like being in an historic district in an earthquake!  At least they made houses strong back then!

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by katie761, Aug 23, 2011
I felt it too, and i live in Buffalo NN and my whole house started shaking, and even stuff fell off my wall, but i also live on a fault line so its really not uncommon for us to get earthquakes but we usually dont, this is 2 years in a row for Buffalo NY.

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by msniki412, Aug 23, 2011
My building at work shook a bit...im in NYC. Crazy!!!!!!

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by teko, Aug 23, 2011
I heard there was one in Colorado last night as well, 5.3 I think and is  uncommon there as well. Who is next I wonder?

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by jimi1822, Aug 23, 2011
Bring B.O.LD. back to MH where he Belongs <3

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by msniki412, Aug 23, 2011
My aunt was at home and felt the whole apartment building shake. She thought the bolier was expolding or something...it was pretty strong in Queens, NY

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by toughilou, Aug 23, 2011
They need to make them quit fraccing!

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by ChitChatNine, Aug 24, 2011
Totally bizarre ... one side of street felt something and others felt nothing ... guess it depended where your "earth" is along the fault and tremor zone .. but to be felt so far North to this degree is so rare in the NE.

Is California laughing at us for overeacting LOL ???  

C~

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by JGF25, Aug 24, 2011
CA is indeed laughing.  But you know what, living just outside of DC I thought a plane was getting ready to hit  my house or a bomb went off and that another terrorist attack was happening.  Bet the CA people don't think that when the earth rattles!  And yes...that stupid Irene is making a beeline for the entire East Coast.  Better get that lawn furniture in before they become projectiles!  

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by margypops, Aug 24, 2011
well I am in CA and I am not ;laughing at you guys on the east side they are very scary ...we have been quiet for a while last one my bed moved ..and its a big bed ...lol  I am glad it wasn't worse .

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by renee0411, Aug 24, 2011
In Dilldburg, Pennsylvania we are constantly having eartjquakes. I was surprised to hear that everyone felt it!

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by LosingMyMindInGA, Aug 24, 2011
I didn't feel anything here in Georgia, but have friends in Virginia who felt it.  One said things rattled off the shelves and she watched their vehicles bouncing.  Another friend was in NC on the coast and felt it as well, she didn't know it had been centered in Virginia.  A friend of mine was on the phone with a friend of hers at the time it happened. The woman was walking down the road (excercising) and all of the sudden she was like "it feels like the sky is coming at me" it was the road moving. Can you imagine how strange that would have felt?

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by JGF25, Aug 24, 2011
It was by far the strangest thing I have ever felt and very terrifying.  Don't blast me all you CA people!  I give you kuddos for just choosing to live there!

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by heatherw26, Aug 24, 2011
It was actually felt for over 1,000 miles. From what I read it was felt as far north as Canada.

My husband felt it at our house in Pittsburgh, but I was out with my mom a few miles down the road and didn't feel a thing.

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by 10356, Aug 24, 2011
Hope no one minds me jumping in here. I'm from Cali and although your quake would have been minor here I can imagine it was very scary. the reason it was felt so far away is the ground is not broken up like it is here so the vibration will travel further.. our building bridges roads and even homes have been retrograded to earthquake standards.. I myself worried for you all for you do not have these regulations in place and many many towns on the east coast have brick buildings. Remember under a heavy desk a doorway holding both sides with your hands and where you have cross beams that support the structure. if telephone poles and such outside do not run out there.. I'm glad no lives were lost and hope you do not experience anothe.. lesa

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by turkee23, Aug 24, 2011
scary scary stuff!!!........

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by sweetpea03, Aug 24, 2011
Sorry, but as a person from California, it is kind of funny to see everyone freak out over this earth quake. Someone posted above that they ran outside when the earthquake happened, but that's actually not what you are supposed to do. You are supposed to find a strongly structured area(not in a door way - door can swing and hit you, but under a good desk or table) and take cover there, inside the building. We had an earth quake in Calif a couple years ago in which only one person was seriously injured and it was an older man who tried to run outside during the earth quake and he got hit by falling debris from his roof. Don't run outside during an earthquake, it's just not a good idea. I would actually take an earth quake over tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, or any other natural natural 'disaster' any day and I've been through some big earthquakes in my life time. Hope everyone is doing well.

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by JGF25, Aug 25, 2011
Well I think the east cost already has the hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards covered...we don't need the earthquakes too!  Check back with us next week and we'll let you know whether Irene hammered us or not.  If it turns into another Isabel, I'm going to cry.  No power for a week, no running water, no plumbing, and debris all over the place.  Ugh.....

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by nursegirl6572, Aug 25, 2011
I'm on the outskirts of Pittsburgh and there were lots of reports from all over the area of pretty dramatic shaking.  Many of the tall buildings downtown were evacuated, I guess they shook pretty bad.

I felt nothing here.

Crazy!

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by nursegirl6572, Aug 25, 2011
Oh, and for those in line with this hurricaine, I wouldn't mess around, they said it will be a Cat 4 when it hits the coast of NC.  Take cover, do what you have to to stay safe!

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