Earthquake!

Earthquake!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:13 pm

We just had a earthquake! Whole house shook! :o The ceilings creeked and groaned, a light almost fell off a table. The kids were outside, and they said "someone was trapped in the barn and was pounding the walls the a hammer to get out".
It lasted about 45 seconds.
Looks like it was centered in Mineral , VA
Last edited by Richard S. on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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VA quake

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:11 pm

Everyone make it through unscathed?

Just a ripple here in RI but definitely made me question my sanity for a bit. :D
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:46 pm

I didn't feel anything but my Brother called right after it happened and he felt it. He's only a few miles from me. Two guys working on the house here didn't feel it either.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:56 pm

The wife & I were out cutting grass, when we pulled in the garage she said we have got to get a lawn roller & I said the same thing, I cut the front where it's normally pretty smooth. Then when we came in we heard the news, that darn Obama, all his fault, no pun intended. :roll:
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:56 pm

I thought someone was lowering a coal boiler into their basement and the chain broke. :funny: :nana:



Rick
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:00 pm

samhill wrote:... that darn Obama, all his fault, no pun intended. :roll:


I'm sure the liberals will blame Bush.

I don't watch much news but turned it on, Fox was reporting the Washington Monument was possibly leaning. The question becomes which way, left or right? :lol:

Seriously though I wish they would research these things before going off making statements like that, looks like it was false report.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:03 pm

The epicenter was about 40 miles southwest of here. My whole house was shaking and stuff was falling off the shelves. That's when I went outside. The whole thing lasted about 45 sec. My 1000lbs antique piano moved 3 inches away from the wall. Life here in the burbs went on as normal - school is still 2 weeks away so no concerns there. DK was in DC at the Navy Yard where they evacuated the buildings and now the safety inspectors are going through each one. All the public buildings were closed downtown. I don't know when he will get home - there is a massive traffic jam outbound and an even bigger one going into the city. Go figure. The metro is moving at 15 mph hour while they check the rails. Basically, it's given us something to talk about besides the heat. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:05 pm

In a few days the Earthquake will be forgotten. The lower Mid-Atlantic is going to get hammered by Irene, perhaps all the way up to New York. It might be a Catagory 4 at landfall. We'll see, I think we've had enough rain lately.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Obama Administration. wrote: "Today's earthquake was the unfortunate result of stresses that occurred during the Bush Administration."
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:16 pm

I believe there was one in Colorado or near there anyhow a day or so ago, been an awful lot of shaking & quaking going on these past few years.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:37 pm

I'm a little too close for comfort......


http://theloopny.com/2011/03/16/could-an-earthquake-take-out-indian-point/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:21 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:We just had a earthquake! Whole house shook! :o The ceilings creeked and groaned, a light almost fell off a table. The kids were outside, and they said "someone was trapped in the barn and was pounding the walls the a hammer to get out".
It lasted about 45 seconds.
Looks like it was centered in Mineral , VA



Better check those brick piers out. Since you all are okay, how's the boiler - or was that what was trying to get out of the barn? :lol: Glad to hear you and the family are fine.

Everyone standing around me felt it in up here in NJ. I was standing right next to 5 people that started gawking around like we just had a ghostly visitor. I didn't feel a thing - must still have my sea legs :) My VA friends were about 35 miles away from the epicenter too. I just heard back from them and all's okay with them too. They now have a bunch of empty shelves that spilled their stuff onto the floor. They said it sure felt like it took a long time to finish. Things seem to slow down when there's a lot going on.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:09 pm

My aunt in Richmond has empty shelves too, thanks to the earthquake.
She happen to have a repairman in the house, working on her Washing Machine, so she initially thought he had put it in a bad spin cycle!
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:17 pm

The North Anna Nuke plant shut down during the quake but the first stand-by generator failed to start so they had a second. It's good that the back-up to the back-up worked but after the Japan problems one would think that everything would have been checked & rechecked.
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Re: Earthquake!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:25 pm

samhill wrote:The North Anna Nuke plant shut down during the quake but the first stand-by generator failed to start so they had a second. It's good that the back-up to the back-up worked but after the Japan problems one would think that everything would have been checked & rechecked.

I heard they shut it down AFTER the quake, as a precaution, and to inspect things.
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