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Blog entry by SSMDad posted 08-23-2011 08:15 PM 1149 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We in VA/MD/DC just had a 5.8 mag earthquake. Shake rattle and roll!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/at00lqe6x3.php

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."



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Bertha

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 08:17 PM

Me too. Pretty strong here in WV.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Carl Fisher

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#2 posted 08-23-2011 08:20 PM

We felt it down here in Charlotte.

Hope everyone up that was fared alright.

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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SSMDad

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 08:22 PM

Haven’t heard of damage here. Someone in office said it was felt from NC to NY. That’s a potent quake. About 80 miles SW of my current local.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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Ritty

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#4 posted 08-23-2011 08:27 PM

ya i live in philadelphia and my house shook pretty good i honestly thought someone hit my house with a car, cant wait for the after shock :)

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Bob42

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 08:51 PM

I am on Long Island and it shook pretty good here. Everything shook. Even glasses in the cabinet moved. That was pretty cool. they confirmed 5.9-6.0.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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SSMDad

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#6 posted 08-23-2011 08:58 PM

Hadn’t felt one that strong in a LONG time. Reminds us how little control we really have huh? :)

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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DaddyZ

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#7 posted 08-23-2011 09:24 PM

40+ Years & I felt my first one this past year a 4.4 in Central Oklahoma, Epicenter approx 7 miles from my house, I was outside standing on a cement slab, it almost knocked me on my arse. I thought something exploded !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 08-23-2011 09:30 PM

Felt it all the way up here in Connecticut. I was in an elevator on the 5th floor of a hospital in New Haven.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#9 posted 08-23-2011 09:38 PM

First one I’ve felt right here on the NY-MA-VT border.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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PCTNWV

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#10 posted 08-23-2011 09:47 PM

It was pretty strong here in the Richmond VA area… only 30-40 miles from here… shook for 10-15 seconds but everything seems to be OK

-- Troy, Virginia

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OhioMatt

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#11 posted 08-23-2011 09:51 PM

Northeast Ohio felt it. Watched my coffee shake on my desk. Thought it was jet lag from last night’s flight.

-- Matt from Ohio

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WayneC

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#12 posted 08-23-2011 09:52 PM

Lol. All quiet here in California. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MedicKen

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#13 posted 08-23-2011 09:53 PM

Glad to see the east coast is sharing in the rattling. Also hope that everyone is OK. Lord knows we have had our share here in CA.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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CharlesNeil

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#14 posted 08-23-2011 10:04 PM

center was 60 miles away,,, diddddnnnntttt bbbottthheeeerr meeeeee atttttt alllllllll

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Tim Kindrick

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#15 posted 08-23-2011 10:08 PM

Wow!!! Here in Texas, all we have to worry about is tornados!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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