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#230349 - 08/23/11 05:46 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: bws48]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
It's the applesauce, run and hide, the earth is falling. Or something. Maybe I got the words wrong.

My two cats looked at me like I was causing it. Note to self, when you become an evil overlord, use cats as minions, they are easy to convince.

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#230353 - 08/23/11 06:02 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: bws48]
Frisket Offline
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Registered: 09/03/10
Posts: 640
First A hurricane is gonna hit me on my vacation now i got a txt from my bro that up in NY they got a earthquake aswell that was triggerd by the one in Virginia. wonderfullllll! Anywho anyone else from the NY area that can shed some light for me please? Id really appreciate it.
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Nope.......

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#230354 - 08/23/11 06:19 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: JBMat]
Andy Offline
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Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 378
Loc: SE PA
Originally Posted By: JBMat
My two cats looked at me like I was causing it. Note to self, when you become an evil overlord, use cats as minions, they are easy to convince.


Don't believe it for a second, the cats already hold the position of evil overload, they just have you convinced that the situation is reversed. Damned subtle about it they are...

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#230355 - 08/23/11 06:24 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: Andy]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1384
Originally Posted By: Andy
Don't believe it for a second, the cats already hold the position of evil overload, they just have you convinced that the situation is reversed. Damned subtle about it they are...


That's right, my two fat cats certainly acted the part of the evil overload. They climbed up on these bookshelves, and down came the whole structure. Evil overloads, I'll get you yet!

DB

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#230356 - 08/23/11 06:32 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: bws48]
Dagny Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

Still can't get a call through on the cell phone. Am home now. Some wall stuff askew, slightly. Checked on a neighbor's house and she had one platter fall off a hutch and also some paintings askew.

Lots of sirens and evacuees from nearby office buildings are milling about throughout the neighborhood.

Unusual amount of traffic on neighborhood streets. Not anywhere near 9/11 gridlock but some peops are obviously calling it a day and going home early. Fortunately this is the height of summer vacation season for locals so commuting traffic is lighter than normal to begin with.

News reports of a nuclear plant's automatic shut-down does get one's attention. There's just no getting out of this city in a hurry unless it's between midnight and 4:00a.

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#230357 - 08/23/11 06:44 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: Andy]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Quote:
I know our west coast members are laughing their *a&&*s off.


Not me! A 5.8 is a pretty good jolt, wherever it is.

I've lived my whole life in quake country, and I have a lot of respect for those things!

p.s. It's been upgraded to a 5.9.

Sue


Edited by Susan (08/23/11 06:46 PM)

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#230359 - 08/23/11 06:50 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: Dagny]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4964
Loc: SOCAL
There has been mention of a hurricane approaching too. Use your early day off to top off the pantry, supplies and fuel tank.

I agree with Susan, 5.9 is big out here if it's close enough. With the geological make-up of the east coast, 5.9 is plenty.

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#230360 - 08/23/11 06:57 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: bws48]
rebwa Offline
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Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 295

After the Nisqually quake both my landline and cell were useless for any calls in the state. However, friends and relatives from both Arizona and the midwest were able to call.

Fox just reported it as a 5.9.

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#230364 - 08/23/11 07:10 PM East coast earthquake
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2823
Everyone has probably heard the news already so I won't rehash that.
My office chair moved in central OH on the top (third) floor of an office building. I have a stuffy head sinus thing going on and thought I was passing out until everyone else around me was asking if anyone else felt that.
I don't have earthquakes listed on my risk assessment, we have tornado's, fire, flood, winter storms, etc, but earthquakes were never a threat on the east coast.

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#230369 - 08/23/11 07:33 PM Re: 5.8 Quake in Washington DC area [Re: bws48]
Dagny Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

I live on Capitol Hill and am just back from walking my pup. A friend on the next block said that plaster in his upstairs cracked.

These brick rowhouses are 100 years old.

This friend is also in the process of buying a home in Richmond and has now been advised that it would now need to be re-appraised.

So there is reverb. Traffic has been quite heavy in the past hour as people are going home early as many office buildings have been closed pending inspection.

Most buildings here just were not built with any thought given to earthquakes.

When the quake was happening I really thought there had been a massive explosion.

Be prepared!






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