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    Did anyone feel the earthquake today. I live in Charleston, WV and work in a highrise building. It shook and scared the crap out of us...it was unbelievable!!

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    Earthquake - not in MN

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    DD called from Philadelphia, she was a little freaked out. Was home and first noticed glasses and bottles in wine rack rattling (nope, she hadn't been drinking), then things rattling on walls.

    A friend was at new teacher training in Arlington - she was really scared. They all got under their desks.

    Phew, we are not used to these things on the east coast!

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    It woke me up from a nap here in NJ.

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    Lots of areas felt it.

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    Got it here on Long Island. My whole house was shaking.

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    I didn't feel anything in Indiana but on our news tonight others around the state felt it

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    They are now saying from Maine to Atlanta Georgia.

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    Not felt in the Midwest.

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    It was in Virginia, magnitude 5.8

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    Here in Southern VA we were rocked. Daughter has a grandfather clock that she can't get to work. She was napping and awoke to it chiming like crazy. Dogs running through the house barking and dishes rattling. She says she is coming to my house to stay tonight. :o) I think the center may have been around Charlottsville VA. Richmond got hit too. No deaths so far but a lot of bad nerves. The VA hospital in Salem / Roanoke VA has some damage to the frt door according to the news. My office in Collinsville, VA now has 3 cracks in the 10 x 60 front concrete porch :o( Still we all should hit our knees and thank the Lord that we were not like some of the quakes we hear about on the news. I pray everyday that we stay in God's favor. As a matter of fact - I think we all should plan on a mass private prayer at 9 pm tonight and give thanks :o) Know that I will say my prayer at that time. Where 2 or more gather there HE shall be also. Now exactly the right wording but everyone gets the idea. Wouldn't it be great to feel the power of PRAYER at 9PM tonight?

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    It hit here in Ilion NY about 2:00. It was really wierd. I sat at my desk going over some paperwork with a fellow employee and thought he was shaking my desk being funny. I'm looking at him and his chair is wiggling but he's not doing anything! We are both looking at each other like we are nuts! :) We both jumped up out of our haunted chairs and then everyone in the cubicles started saying..."WHAT was that?... Did you FEEL that? .... was that an earthquake?" It did go on for a good 20-30 seconds!! that doesnt sound like long but it is when your world is rockin!

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    I was, funnily enough, or not, in my LQS when they felt it here on Long Island. A Verizon repair man came running into the shop asking, "Did you feel that? Did you feel that?". He was up on the pole at the time. Some of the ladies working in the shop felt it.

    I did not feel a thing. I will say, though, that I am from Southern California so I think I might be a bit desensitized to the feeling. It can be a very scary feeling for those that have not felt an earthquake before.

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    Not felt in FL we are watching Irene the cute Hurricane!!

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    Some in our area felt it, but I was at work and didn't feel a thing. Had just come inside from walking over my lunch break.

    (I'm in northeastern TN)

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    I did not feel it myself. But coworkers said that they did. It was mild tremors in Detroit, MI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor
    Did anyone feel the earthquake today. I live in Charleston, WV and work in a highrise building. It shook and scared the crap out of us...it was unbelievable!!
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    Still trying to get a reaction from my kinfolks in Milton, just a few miles away from you. Never remembered having one there when I was growing up there during the depression and WW2..we sure didn't need any more misery then.

    Friends who lived in Missouri tell of their historic one in the 1800s, the New Madrid one, which, on reading about it on the Internet, makes my blood chill!

    Just be careful, and do as Flylady suggests, have emergency stuff ready to grab as you rush out the door!!! There are usually some aftershocks to earthquakes.

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    Yes, I felt it in NC...I was checking in a patient and heard my co-worker's window rattling and was wondering why the patient in front of her window was doing that. Then I realized that the floor and my chair were shaking. I then asked the patient if he can feel that and his wife in the lobby said "yes", it's shaking the chairs out here. I'm use to earthquakes from living in CA but not from NC...LOL Pretty Weird.

    People around here thought it was Ft Bragg doing their bombing practice's that they do all the time, because it does shake our walls.

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    Live 50 miles outside of NYC, wasn't sure what I was feeling. There seemed to be a quick rumble, thought there had been an explosion close by, then my phone rang, kids calling to see if we were alright.

    My son was in a all glass building about 10 miles outside of the city, all fire alarms went off, water spraying everywhere, windows breaking, everyone running to the stairs not knowing what was happening.

    The sad part of all of this is that the first thought that went into eveyone's head was 9/11 all over again.

    So we all live in fear of another terrorist attack, everyday, in the back of our minds. Makes me very sad to think that they have won in some way.

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    My husband felt it at work Middletown. I'm 2 miles away and I didn't feel anything. How strange this is!

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    Sure did feel it here on L.I. At first I thought it was a big truck going by our building but as I looked towards the window and noticed the vertical blinds swaying and my chair was shaking as well as my monitor on the desk and my co-workers chair also (she was at lunch) I knew it was an earthquake. I lived in CA for quite some time so I knew after the first couple of seconds. They evacuated the building just to make sure all was ok. Some people were a little freaked out. Now we have to watch and see if hurricane Irene is going to pay us a visit over the weekend. Guess I'll get my "go" pack ready to go -- which will include my new-to-me featherweight which arrived today. :)

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    We absolutely felt it in Franklin County, VA. Whew, quite the ride. We had one about 8 years ago here, but not as strong as the one today. I felt an aftershock just a little while ago.

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    I'm with ya!!


    Quote Originally Posted by goosepoint
    Here in Southern VA we were rocked. Daughter has a grandfather clock that she can't get to work. She was napping and awoke to it chiming like crazy. Dogs running through the house barking and dishes rattling. She says she is coming to my house to stay tonight. :o) I think the center may have been around Charlottsville VA. Richmond got hit too. No deaths so far but a lot of bad nerves. The VA hospital in Salem / Roanoke VA has some damage to the frt door according to the news. My office in Collinsville, VA now has 3 cracks in the 10 x 60 front concrete porch :o( Still we all should hit our knees and thank the Lord that we were not like some of the quakes we hear about on the news. I pray everyday that we stay in God's favor. As a matter of fact - I think we all should plan on a mass private prayer at 9 pm tonight and give thanks :o) Know that I will say my prayer at that time. Where 2 or more gather there HE shall be also. Now exactly the right wording but everyone gets the idea. Wouldn't it be great to feel the power of PRAYER at 9PM tonight?

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    Western Mountain Maryland felt it & Keyser, WV also.

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    Well ladies I look at it this way. God is telling everyone...HE IS STILL IN CONTROL!! Things are happening in places that no one would believe. As goosepoint stated: I pray everyday that we stay in his favor.

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