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Old 08-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #31
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I remember a time when my son was a baby that I was laying in our 'water bed' to take a nap (good ol' 70's!). The bed was still, but started to move as though someone had poked it with their fist. But no one else was in the house at that time! Of course looking at something hanging from the ceiling confirmed it was indeed a quake.

Meanwhile, Don was out 'plinking' (target shooting at the range). He said just as he pulled the trigger the target moved enough that his center shot was toward the outside of the target (all the previous ones were dead center) LOL
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:02 PM   #32
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Meanwhile, Don was out 'plinking' (target shooting at the range). He said just as he pulled the trigger the target moved enough that his center shot was toward the outside of the target (all the previous ones were dead center) LOL
You tell Don I am going to use that excuse too when I miss that bad...lol...
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:08 PM   #33
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It was pretty strong here in Central Virginia. I even had some damage from it. I actually am one of few in these parts with earthquake coverage; however, the deductible for earthquake damage is 10% of the value of the dwelling, so as you can imagine that is one hefty deductible!

Prior to our closing on the house in 2003 we had another one, much smaller and shorter in duration than this one.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:17 PM   #34
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It was pretty strong here in Central Virginia. I even had some damage from it. I actually am one of few in these parts with earthquake coverage; however, the deductible for earthquake damage is 10% of the value of the dwelling, so as you can imagine that is one hefty deductible!

Prior to our closing on the house in 2003 we had another one, much smaller and shorter in duration than this one.
Yes you were much closer to the epicenter. It was a strange sensation, even this far East.
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Typically, a way you would know if you are near the epicenter is if you experience more of a "rolling" sensation vs a jolting. Back in the Northridge quake MLK day in 1994, we were up in Big Bear Mountain staying on the second floor of a hotel. Our last morning sleeping as we were heading home that day. We were awoken by a strong shaking. We looked at each other and immediately said to each other that this was a BIG one somewhere as we felt it strongly as a rolling quake. Turned on the news to find out that Northridge (Los Angeles area) just had a 6.7 quake. We were about an hours drive from there. Good thing we had a full tank of gas, because all the electricity was out on our route home which went by Northridge. Even in Santa Barbara, we couldn't get gas (we had to head home at 8am so had no choice than to be on the road). As we went through Northridge, we were curious enough to pull off and drive down one of the boulevards. I was shocked at the damage/destruction that resulted from it. Just then at the stoplight a 5.0 hit. It was a major jerking/jolting feeling. Scary stuff. We hit the freeway and was glad to get home.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:14 AM   #36
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I've only experienced one. Back in the spring of 1988 my soon-to-be wife and I were opening a box of camping gear from Bass Pro Shops sitting on the basement floor when I noticed a rumble and some stuff hanging from the floor joists swinging...the strangest feeling I ever had. This quake originated in Missouri somewhere and was felt through Michigan.
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there have now been 24 aftershocks and the epicenter area loss total so far is 70 million dollars. Two schools were devastated and unusable.
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5.8 hits Virginia. Our house shook. If you`ve never felt one, and this is my first, its a weird feeling! And now hurricane Irene is headed this way! Arrrghh!
I am in Virginia too, and was at work when it happened. Very very scary being in a huge, all glass building that starts shaking and steadily gets faster and faster!

I grabbed my purse and got out of there!
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there have now been 24 aftershocks and the epicenter area loss total so far is 70 million dollars. Two schools were devastated and unusable.
That was the high school I graduated from.
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