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# 11
08-23-2011, 11:44 AM
Here on the oceanfront of VA & I felt it pretty good. Funny thing is my kids thought they were the ones who shook the house since they didn't stop rough housing upstairs like I told em to. I think I'll use this event to my advantage
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# 12
08-23-2011, 11:49 AM
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Absolutely felt it. Pretty big for us, normally if we get a quake here its usually just some noise or about the same as a truck driving by.

Doesn't seem to be much damage except in south part of the state closer to DC. Latest info I saw is about 1800 w/out power.
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# 13
08-23-2011, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Kelmor_Branon
Here on the oceanfront of VA & I felt it pretty good. Funny thing is my kids thought they were the ones who shook the house since they didn't stop rough housing upstairs like I told em to. I think I'll use this event to my advantage
Lol your kids are going to think they cause earthquakes. :p
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# 14
08-23-2011, 11:51 AM
All my best to those on the east coast who felt this. Hopefully no major injuries.

Here in CA, we can be a bit blase about earthquakes but they can be very upsetting to those not used to them or whose homes/businesses are not built to withstand them.
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# 15
08-23-2011, 12:00 PM
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Lol your kids are going to think they cause earthquakes. :p
Nah, I'll explain it to em a later. For now, I'm just going to enjoy the peace & quiet while it last
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# 16
08-23-2011, 12:01 PM
I live in Virginia and it was intense!
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# 17
08-23-2011, 12:04 PM
Yeah... I'm in Maryland, and it was crazy. All the way upstairs, and the entire room was shaking like crazy. I thought the shelves were gong to fall on me.
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# 18
08-23-2011, 12:13 PM
I live 30 miles from D.C. It was pretty crazy. I thought 2 things since living so close to D.C. Either a nuclear bomb or a EQ. Either way I was out the door already.

I guess we just wait for the aftershock to hit. If there is one.

I read an article some where, that the last major EQ was in 1897 for Virginia. I think the article said 5.9.

Ah, here we go.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...1897_05_31.php
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# 19
08-23-2011, 12:14 PM
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I live in Virginia and it was intense!
I could only imagine, seeing how you were that far most likely
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# 20
08-23-2011, 12:15 PM
Unusual I suppose, but everything seems fine. No major injuries, minor damage to buildings. They're being looked over now. Other than that, business as usual.

Some people thought it was a terrorist attack. LOL "Oh noez, terrorists can now magically induce earthquakes!"
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