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Thread: WE JUST HAD A LG Aftershook IN S.E. OHIO!!!!!

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    Super Member luv-e's Avatar
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    It was a scary one too!!!!
    Chair shook, ironing board wocked back and forth and so did iron..
    I had to catch the iron or it would have fallen.
    Started in DC this morning

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    glad you saved the iron I just this minute saw on the news - they belive started in Virginia. We have hurricanes but no earthquakes

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    Phew - scary.

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    Glad all of you are OK.

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    Hi,
    I hope you are all okay, I was just telling my hubby down in London about it, looked it up online, the news filtered through to our media after I heard about it here!!!
    I didn't think the East coast was prone to earthquakes, am I wrong. I thought it was over the California side that they were always on the watch out.
    Take care,
    Sue (rummage)

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    In Va this morning 5.9!!!!!!!OMG

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    Quote Originally Posted by rummage
    Hi,
    I hope you are all okay, I was just telling my hubby down in London about it, looked it up online, the news filtered through to our media after I heard about it here!!!
    I didn't think the East coast was prone to earthquakes, am I wrong. I thought it was over the California side that they were always on the watch out.
    Take care,
    Sue (rummage)
    We are OK Thank you for asking,Whewwww, scary!!!
    There are all kinds of Fault Lines on the Eastern coast..
    There is one that runs through Ohio
    This isn't the first time I have felt EQ in Ohio!!
    One was so bad about 22-25 yrs ago, we got out of the house....Cracked walls, things tossed over.....

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    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/
    This link has lots of earthquake information.

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    The East Coast is quake prone. The great earthquake Aug. 31, 1886, was one of the largest on record. In fact the Charleston, South Carolina, USA sits on a fault. Charleston is also home to one of many Richter Scales located in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rummage
    Hi,
    I hope you are all okay, I was just telling my hubby down in London about it, looked it up online, the news filtered through to our media after I heard about it here!!!
    I didn't think the East coast was prone to earthquakes, am I wrong. I thought it was over the California side that they were always on the watch out.
    Take care,
    Sue (rummage)
    The East Coast also has a fault line here in the U.S. I felt it here at the office.

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    You have all educated me and mine. Over here we always hear about the big fault line in California, running through San Franciso and how the 'big one' is due to happen at any time, but not about the east coast.
    Glad to hear your are all okay, scary though!!!
    Sue (rummage)

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    Take care....this is 1st we heard of the quake.

    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    It was a scary one too!!!!
    Chair shook, ironing board wocked back and forth and so did iron..
    I had to catch the iron or it would have fallen.
    Started in DC this morning

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    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsanim/

    Hit START ANIMATION at the iop of the map - quite interesting/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    glad you saved the iron I just this minute saw on the news - they belive started in Virginia. We have hurricanes but no earthquakes
    Yes, it happened in Mineral VA. This is crazy an earthquake and threats of a hurricane in one week.

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    Glad no one was hurt/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rummage
    You have all educated me and mine. Over here we always hear about the big fault line in California, running through San Franciso and how the 'big one' is due to happen at any time, but not about the east coast.
    Glad to hear your are all okay, scary though!!!
    Sue (rummage)
    There may be fault lines on the east coast but they are relatively inactive. If you go to www.usgs.gov there are real time maps that show EQ activity. And they have a special page devoted only to California and Nevada because it is much more active there. So really you were not mistaken at all. East coast does NOT experience much EQ activity at all and what we do experience is very small and almost imperceptable to humans.

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    It was so weird about 2:00 my office mate said, "do you feel that?"

    Felt like a large truck had driven by and then the whole bulding was shaking. We have fire drills and tornado drills but never had an earthquake drill.

    So we're standing around going, "was that an earthquake? What do we do?" Finally our evacuation coordinators said, "everyone outside, we'll figure it out outside." Car alarms were going off all over the place. But fortunately no damage.

    They had to decide weather to let people back into the buildings or close campus. After 40 minutes of all of us sitting outside on a nice summer day, with shade trees and a nice breeze the campus police came around with the bull horn dismissing us.

    We had a smaller one last year but I slept through it, so I'm excited to say I've felt my first earth quake. And since there was no damage or injuries, I don't feel guilty for being excited about it.

    The east coast is not known for noticable earth quake activity, but as someone pointed out there have been a few, they are talking about it on the news now.

    It's weird how the one in New Zealand was a 6 and it caused so much more damage then this one...any geologist on the list who can explain? I know it's log scale so it's a big difference between 5.8 and 6..but that's about all I know and don't really understand it.

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    Felt it here in Johnstown, PA......weird is all I can say it felt weird. We have had tornado's, micro burst, & flooding from bad storms, but havn't felt a quake like that atleast in my lifetime. They said the last quake that large was 100 yrs ago. There is a report on CNN now reported that so far the only aftershocks are being reported by ppl in the Mineral, VA and nearby areas, DC which is 80 miles away have not felt any aftershocks. PPl in GA - Toronto & Ontario felt the quake. It defianately was weird & my house was not built to with stand earthquakes like most on the east coast. It's a rarity here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morningcoffeegal
    Felt it here in Johnstown, PA......weird is all I can say it felt weird. We have had tornado's, micro burst, & flooding from bad storms, but havn't felt a quake like that atleast in my lifetime. They said the last quake that large was 100 yrs ago. There is a report on CNN now reported that so far the only aftershocks are being reported by ppl in the Mineral, VA and nearby areas, DC which is 80 miles away have not felt any aftershocks. PPl in GA - Toronto & Ontario felt the quake. It defianately was weird & my house was not built to with stand earthquakes like most on the east coast. It's a rarity here!
    I'm approx 50 miles West of where it hit, no aftershocks here.

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    The entire country should be getting some one time or another. Be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg
    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    glad you saved the iron I just this minute saw on the news - they belive started in Virginia. We have hurricanes but no earthquakes
    Yes, it happened in Mineral VA. This is crazy an earthquake and threats of a hurricane in one week.
    Don't forget the eq in Colorado yesterday...

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    Thank you. I monitor weather.gov but I didn't know about this site.

    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsanim/

    Hit START ANIMATION at the iop of the map - quite interesting/

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    Glad everyone is o.k. and no damage reported so far.

    Earthquakes are scarey! You have no time to prepare for them.

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    apparently earthquakes can happen anywhere...."...and earthquakes in divers places"....

    we've even had them down here in the Gulf Coast...

    We also have earthquake insurance on our home, the addition to the premium is not that much, the deductible is sky high but it beats having your home crumble and no insurance to rebuild..

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    Check today's Huffington Post, online newspaper for a beautiful map of earthquake hazard zones in the USA.

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