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Thread: EARTHQUAKE

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    Super Member jrhboxers's Avatar
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    Earthquake center in Mineral VA (outside of Richmond) of a 5.9 EXTREMELY rare in this area. They are cautioning that there will probably be aftershocks due to the size.

    This is the largest earthquake in the area since they started keeping records.

    EDITED TO ADD - they just said that it will probably be upgraded to a 6.1 or 6.2.

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    Felt it here, in Fuquay Varina, NC!

    Stay safe, everybody!

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    Say prayer for Barb Black and family, owner of Seaside Quilting. It's practically in her back yard.

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    Was rocking and rolling in Virginia Beach. Thought it was the jets, but noooooooooo! Maybe someone transported me back to Guam and I didn't know it

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    Felt it up here too. Sending prayers to all down there.

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    A few people I know felt it in Downtown Cinti. I have a niece in D.C. Her sister is trying to reach her by phone. She is having a hardtime reaching her.

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    Felt quake here on the coast of S.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimscruzer
    A few people I know felt it in Downtown Cinti. I have a niece in D.C. Her sister is trying to reach her by phone. She is having a hardtime reaching her.
    They are saying on the news that the phone service - especially cell service - in overwhelmed to say the least. It might take some time to get a hold of her.

    I am 45 minutes from DC and the TV is reporting that thankfully there is not much real damage or injuries from the quake.

    They are saying that there has not been any earthquake of any real size to speak of since the 1700s.

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    Felt strong earth quake in south eastern Pennsylvania. Every one here very nervous as we have an atomic power plant 3 miles away. Tv, dishes and lights all rattled and swayed. Couldn't believe that it was happening. All major cities including Baltimore, 35 miles away, are evacuating high rise buildings due to fear of aftershocks. Hope everyone is ok.

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    They got ahold of my niece finally. She is ok.

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    Felt it here in Jessup, Md....scary

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    I am from California ... so... I bet earthquakes are very scary for people who don't experience them often. I hope no one was hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimscruzer
    They got ahold of my niece finally. She is ok.

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    Some strange weather!! Natural disaster type stuff. Hope this was just a freak of nature!

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    Felt it here in uppper state New York. So odd! :-(

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    I thought it was a combine because the farmers are picking corn but, NO was not one around. First one I ever felt at that size.

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    We felt it here too.

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    I was in Food Lion in Rustburg when it hit and didn't feel a thing....my brother however was on a lift working on a car and felt it shake..he was in walking distance from the Food Lion I was at....hmmmmmmmm. I'm thankful it seems not much damage has been done.

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    We just had an earthquake here in Delaware. I was out side and felt the ground shake our son and GD were in the house and the whole house shook thank heavens no damage that I can see but gave us a good scare for sure.. Just found out the center of the quake was in VA but it was felt all the ways up to NY too.
    Carol in Delaware

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    Lancaster PA was rocking and rolling too. I don't like earthquakes. I wish CA would keep them to themselves!

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    no more of these natural disasters! we had a tornado about 2 hours from here on Sunday afternoon and then an earthquake today? and about a month ago there was another tornado! I think we should be about done with that now.

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    Felt it here just outside of Staunton Va. My neighbor came running acroos the yard to beat on my door. i was up most of the night so i was sleeping. didnt feel a thing but everyone else that was awake did. :mrgreen:

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    My neice in Richmond felt it. Said they thought it was a jet since their office building is on the flight line.

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    Felt it in my office in Frederick, MD, and came home to check the house to find a broken window in our bedroom. Didn't really expect anything but I'm glad I checked before one of my pets discovered it!

    And yes, I sat in my office thinking it was construction until it was almost over. Heh.

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    They also had a quake in Colorado last night, 5.8, epicenter near Trinidad.

    Strange happenings these days...

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