This is a discussion on Earthquake!!!!!!!! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I am almost 57 years old and this was the very first one I ever experienced. And I was 55-miles from the epicenter. All I ...
I am almost 57 years old and this was the very first one I ever experienced. And I was 55-miles from the epicenter. All I can say is it was a heckuva ride.
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Living most of my adult life on the Left coast, no big deal. Yawn.
Besides that thing today on the East coast wasn't an earthquake. It was our Founding Fathers turning over in their graves.
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Made for an interesting afternoon. Had to go home and pick up around the house where things fell off the shelf. My wife works IN D.C. and I'm still waiting for her to get home. Most of the damage seems to be to the evening commute.
Haven't felt an earthquake since Japan, years ago!!
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We had a pretty good jolt here. I was at work and didn't realize it until after the fact. I was standing at my work bench showing a co-worker something. Now we have a train track literally behind our warehouse. It's basically the warehouse, small parking lot, train track. When trains go by it will vibrate and shake the warehouse a bit. I thought I felt that today... but there was no train. Then a bunch of people started getting calls. Then I realized what that shaking was.
I came home to find a cereal box on the floor which was knocked off the fridge. Oh and a picture fell. That was about it... the horror...
Didn't feel it in El Paso lol
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Shook my building (inside the beltway) pretty good, though there has been construction on the building for the last few days, and we attributed the rumblings to that until the trees (and the entire building) started swaying. As others have said, though, the worst damage is the the danged traffic - my normal 40 minute reverse commute into downtown DC took almost 2 1/2 hours...
This makes 5 for me - two in Afghanistan (small ones), one bigger one in Brazil, and one pretty good shaker in Colombia. Have I bagged my limit yet?
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Felt it in the Pittsburgh area. The building shook a bit, but I thought it was a fat guy stomping down the hall. People walking in the building did not feel anything, you had to be seated. I have ridden out much worse in CA.
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Only 5.6? Been there, done that, got the T-shirt...really I did!
We lived in Adak, Alaska 1983-90...had LOTS of earth quakes, almost weekly.
Then we had this...Teleseismically recorded seismicity before and after the May 7, 1986, Andreanof
A big 8.0...it was a 'whopper'.
What a bunch of '5.6' weenies...
It can be a unique and helpless feeling, I'm glad that no one appears injured.
I'm sure that those experiencing the quake will never forget it.
Last edited by RETSUPT99; August 24th, 2011 at 02:53 AM.
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Be careful people in the affected areas.
8:06 PM, just had an aftershock here in Richmond. Slight rumbling and shaking of the house, and of course the cats freaked out like they did this afternoon.
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I am sitting in the chair on DC, and there was just another aftershock. Much shorter, but more intense, it only lasted for 2 - 3 seconds tops.
Today's was concerning enough. While my co-workers stood around looking at each other an waiting to be told what to do, I bolted for the door and went outside. It was interesting but scary at the same time. My first earthquake, and hopefully there won't be too many more.
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