Who felt the earthquake?

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Who felt the earthquake?
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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 2:40pm

Anyone feel that earthquake?

"Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated buildings across the East Coast on Tuesday after a moderate earthquake in Virginia that was also felt as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. No tsunami warning was issued for the East Coast."

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 5:10pm
There goes our not moving to the west coast excuse!

Did anything fall off your office walls, Jessica?
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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 7:36pm

No nothing that dramatic. I think they were just being super careful. NYC is a little testy about building safety, as you can imagine... :smileywink:

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:20pm

I was in my office when it felt like a large cart was rolling through the hallway and shaking the ground...then, the walls, desks, and windows started shaking and stuff was falling off of desks. It was scary! Everyone was evacuated from my building (a govt building) and sent home. That was my first earthquake I've ever experienced and it was scary!

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 9:24pm
There was an earthquake in Colorado last night of 5.3. Didn't make the national news though.

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 12:38pm

The earth didn't move for me here in CT. Having lived in S.CA for 26 years earthquakes don't faze me.

>"Lost in the hullabaloo about the 5.8 quake in Virginia on Tuesday was the fact that there were about 90 other earthquakes across the United States that same day, including a 5.3 quake in Colorado.

Of course, only a few of those were detectable by people, and only 12 were above a 3.0 magnitude.

In other words, it was a typical seismologic day -- in terms of sheer numbers of tremors -- in the United States; what was slightly out of the ordinary was the magnitude and location of the earthquakes, said Rafael Abreu, a U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist, in an interview with The Times."< More......
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/08/a-weird-day-for-earthquakes-in-the-us-but-nothing-to-be-alarmed-about-.html

 


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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 1:48pm
Abreu said that the magnitude and location of the quakes was "slightly out of the ordinary". I find that to be a rather disconcerting understatement since magnitude and location are key to an earthquake's effect!

Maybe he's blasé as a resident of L.A.

Jabberwocka

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 3:16pm

Hi! We felt it here in Salisbury, North Carolina...about 40 minutes North of Charlotte. I wasn't even sure what it was!!

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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 11:27am
I have to admit, there were a lot of jokes flying out here on the west coast! LOL! Like "Who's fault was it??" And about how the east coast doesn't have many quakes because everything back there 'moves so slowly'!! ;)

Joking aside, I'm sure it was an 'experience' for thos not used to it. Having been a west coaster all my life, I've been through too many to remember - in both Washington & California! The last large quake I was in (we have them pretty much daily, only they're tiny so no one really notices) was 200 times more powerful than the one in Virginia.

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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 11:28am
It made the local news here! But you're correct - CO has been having a series of 4-5+ quakes & the national news has made little mention of it at all.

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 11:39am
Spoke to friends in Vermont yesterday & they felt it.

 


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