Earthquake!

Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:49 pm

Nope, shut down automatically. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationn ... plant.html Hope it shut down automatically, that quake was just about max as to what that plant was built to withstand.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:44 pm

We didn't feel it here in Maine, but my wife says the cat freaked out sometime around 2 PM. Of course she didn't know at the time that there had been a quake, so she didn't notice the exact time....
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:46 pm

I was in Ramsey, NJ working, didn't feel it, but I had reports that there was rumbling here in Sussex county.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: lee32768 On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:31 pm

Apparently, in fear of after shocks, the sister-in-law (also from Central Pa) headed to the basement. I'm thinking that is for a tornado ;) ?

Q: Where's the safest place during an earthquake?
A: Under your stoker of course! It's the most solid thing in the house.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:41 pm

I was looking at the USGS site, there have been 3 aftershocks so far.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/
I don't think the basement is the place to be during an earthquake, I think that's for a tornado. :D
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:34 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I was looking at the USGS site, there have been 3 aftershocks so far.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/
I don't think the basement is the place to be during an earthquake, I think that's for a tornado. :D


The best place to be during an Earthquake is to stand inside a door frame. That is if you can't get outside fast enough.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:38 pm

Quake lasted about 45 seconds here in Central Maryland. Wife and I were both in the house, we both though it was a loud train rumble but soon realized it was an earthquake. Dinning room light was swinging, grandfather clock was chiming and things on shelves shaking. No damage visible. My daughter's employer close an hour early so the building engineers could check the 5 story office building. I happened to be web surfing at the time. Internet slowed considerably in minutes. Cell tower circuits were overload and you got a busy signal. Quake felt similar to those I experienced in CA during the early eighties. Reports have it centered in Mineral, VA about 100 straight line miles from me. It's by far the largest quake I've experienced on the East Coast. Lot's of local governments opened their emergency command centers. Nothing special in the way of additional law enforcement traffic in my part of the county.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:20 am

I think I was having breakfast around 2 ..... didn't feel a thing.

At least that I can remember. :|
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:56 am

Yanche wrote: Lot's of local governments opened their emergency command centers.


Good drill for them. I hope they were taking notes about the inevitable screw ups.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:12 am

We had a couple of strong after shocks last evening, first around 8 at a 4.2 or so and then again around midnight at a 3 something. I was awake for the first one, just some rumbling and minor shaking but completely missed the other. More damage is coming to light from the actual earthquake, over in Fairfax City they had a side of an office building come down on a row of cars and in Dumfries a grocery story had it's shelves emptied. They will be picking that up for a while. Fortunately, we only had minor injuries although I'm sure they seemed major to those hurt. I guess we will see what the day unfolds. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:18 am

lowfog01 wrote:a 4.2 or so and then again around midnight at a 3 something. I was awake for the first one, just some rumbling and minor shaking but completely missed the other.


In case you're unaware as the scale goes up they get much more powerful. A 4.0 is ten times as powerful as a 3.0, A 6.0 is 100 times as powerful as a 4.0
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:48 am

I felt it yesterday as I was outside on the cell phone, but I thought it was APG testing bombs which we feel all the time or a local gravel pit setting off some charges. I didn't realize it was a quake until about 1/2 hour later when my cell wasn't working and I got a couple calls on the landline.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:01 am

Now I'm wondering if all the fracking (which is a chemically induced mini earthquake from my understanding)has anything to do with it since it is well below the plate.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: rberq On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:56 am

lowfog01 wrote:We had a couple of strong after shocks last evening

That was Mother Nature trying to put your piano back where it belongs.

My son in Boston said he didn't notice a thing on the first floor of his building, but folks from the offices upstairs called down to find out whether the maintenance crew was using some unusually heavy equipment.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:38 am

I was actually in the bathroom. :D

The two bathrooms are back to back and the toilet is rocking and I can hear the plumbing thumping. I knew no one was in the other bathroom but it felt like someone was trying to tear it off the floor.

The glass doors on the tub were rattling and I was trying to figure out if my kids were messing around in the basement but none of them have enough ambition to do something like that. :D

I came out and asked my wife if we were having an earthquake and she said the table she was sitting at was shaking but she thought she was imagining it.

My father had CNN on and it was about that time they started reporting about it.
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