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Old 08-23-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Felt my first Earthquake

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!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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Never felt one....bet that was weird....we are right on the New Madrid fault....last time it went off, the Mississippi flowed backwards and created Realfoot Lake. There was a big scare here in the late 80s and early 90s that we were going to have another one....

Glad you all are all fine!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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That's crazy!!!!

I've been at the site of a 5.0 quake, but otherwise the bigger ones here in California we've fortunately have been far enough away that we didn't feel the brunt of one greater than that.

That's a shame for all the old/historic buildings there in Va/DC that of course aren't earthquake proofed. I would hate to see America lose them.

How are things at your house Lee? Any damage? Busted stuff from falling off shelves?
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No damage, the house seemingly shook back and forth on its foundation, but very mildly. I was laying down trying to get in a catnap at the time and the bed was moving, kind of like when you have had one too many! I understand the epicenter was out near Charlottesville, quite a ways from here. I`m really more concerned about that Irene cat 2 bearing down on us.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:24 PM   #6
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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 willing to bet that this is the first event that will get congress off their butts. Some office buildings in D.C. had to be evacuated. Now after all that exertion they will probably want a recess.

Huricane Irene will be the first for my son and grand daughter. They just moved to Miami.
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Our house shook all the way up here in Cecil County MD.
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We are right in the center of NC. My wife asked me to come into the kitchen because the refrigerator was shaking.... It sounded like something was behind it, but nothing there. We got a call a few minutes later from out of state family asking if we felt it. We didn't know what they were talking about!
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My co-worker is on vacation in Washington DC so we sent her a text message to make sure she was ok. She never felt a thing!
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