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Old 08-23-2011, 02:51 PM
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I felt the Virginia earthquake here in NY. Sitting here with my daughter I thought I felt shaking. My neighbors are not the most quiet and sometimes they create some vibrations. This was different. No sound with it like when their kid is running around. It started light and got heavier. It lasted for about 20-30 seconds. The light in the dining room was swinging a little. No damage. Seems it was felt over almost the whole eastern seaboard.
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Felt it pretty good here in Virginia Beach
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Felt it here outside of Philly. It made the building I am in move pretty good.
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Late last night they had a 5.3 quake in Southern Colorado.

Wonder if we are on the verge of the end?
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Isn't it uncommon for earthquakes on the east coast? I know over here in the ring of fire it's more common.
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That was a good quake, even by California standards
i will still take a quake over a Tornado or Hurricane
A tornado is the worst, no real warning & there is always damage
Hurricanes have the most warning & it gives you time to prepare ( by the way, are you boarding up South & North Carolina? )
a earthquake happens quickly, birds take flight, Peacocks make a lot of noise, the quake hits & almost before you can make up your mind what to do, it is over. the quakes over 5.0 almost always have after shocks, some larger, most smaller. North Australia is still having bad aftershocks & the main quake was 5 months ago

the East Coast rock type is much different than the west coast rock, west coast rock doesn't break apart as easily, so we feel quakes more
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I lived in CA for three years as a kid so this was nothing new for me, my daughter thought it was a big deal though. NY does have periodic quakes though you cant feel most of them. In fact Albany, NY had a 2.2 quake yesterday. Something of note just south of me there is a nuclear power plant that is built on a fault line that runs along the Hudson river. Not a good place to build a reactor...
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I might be the only person here in state college, pa who didn't feel it. I was in the cummins on the way home, I guess it feels just like driving a 3/4 ton haha
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All you east coast people and the big deal about earthquakes

Just kidding, it was funny watching the people freak out at work though....


I remember going through the northridge quake, talk about a nightmare, i was about 80 miles from the epicenter and couldnt stand let alone get down my stairs to get outside and safe
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Late last night they had a 5.3 quake in Southern Colorado.

Wonder if we are on the verge of the end?
No kidding, I had a similar thought, morbid as that is lol.

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