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#1 Aug 23 2011 at 12:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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At least that's where the USGS has the one that just got Jonwin and I out of bed and dress at. Seems to be 5.0 and felt like around 4.0 here in Baltimore
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#2 Aug 23 2011 at 12:10 PM Rating: Good
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West Hartford, CT and Northampton, MA are reporting as well...the other building my company owns here in Windsor, CT is saying the building briefly shook as well. I'm disappointed I didn't feel anything.
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#3 Aug 23 2011 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
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Felt it here too in NC, I live in about the middle of the state but it felt basically like a large truck driving by the house. Apprently a bunch of other places felt it harder because I've been getting calls all day like "Did you feel that?" :P
#4 Aug 23 2011 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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Sounds pretty weak if you're getting calls on whether you felt it and not whether you're alright.
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#5 Aug 23 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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At least that's where the USGS has the one that just got Jonwin and I out of bed and dress at. Seems to be 5.0 and felt like around 4.0 here in Baltimore


It only felt like a 2.0 here in Hunt Valley.
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#7 Aug 23 2011 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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We live in old house and it took me a few seconds to realize that the plaster on walls and ceiling could fall on me if I didn't get up and dressed.

Last time I felt an earthquake like this I was also in bed napping and needed to quickly get dress and outside. I been checking the USGS site for information also and about to link the same map.
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#8 Aug 23 2011 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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Well yeah it was pretty weak here because I'm nowhere near the epicenter and I'm in a one story house. The calls I was getting were from people closer to the actual earthquake and they were in buildings serveral floors up. My mom said that there were people standing out in the streets refusing to go back into the buildings because they felt it was unsafe, so they must have felt something there or they're just lazy and want a break from work, either are likely. She said her monitor was bouncing on her desk and her chair moved a little but she just kept working. In the 23 years I've been alive I've never actually felt an earthquake and I definitely know that's what I felt.
#9 Aug 23 2011 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Pshaw, wussy East Coasters...
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#10 Aug 23 2011 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
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For what it's worth, we "felt it" in New York as well I'm being told, though I'm not discounting the possibility it was actually a truck.
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Pshaw, wussy East Coasters...


That's how I feel about the panic that the news is reported. Really th is quake was nothing, but the normal quake around here feels like a truck going by.
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Plus the quake in Colorado and the hurricane coming down on Florida.

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#13 Aug 23 2011 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
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For what it's worth, we "felt it" in New York as well I'm being told, though I'm not discounting the possibility it was actually a truck.


Well, I sure felt it. I was on a pipe scaffold twelve stories up. Damned thing was swaying quite a bit.

Still got some butterflies...

Edited, Aug 23rd 2011 2:50pm by Eske
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we felt it here in Raleigh, NC too. Figures the one moment I have to sit down on the couch to read, the house starts swaying and my couch is shaking. Oh yeah and it looks like Irene will be making a visit. It's Natural disaster week woohoo!
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NephthysWanderer wrote:
Pshaw, wussy East Coasters...


:P wouldn't necessarily call us wussies about it, buildings here aren't built with earthquakes in mind. **** they're probably built on the fact that earthquakes happen once or twice in the buildings lifetime. They even evacated the Pentagon. So far I've got three calls, a few texts (one asking if I was alright :P), and even a couple of messages in FFXI about the thing. It's like the Hailey's Comet of natural disaters on the east coast. I'd be surprised if there aren't T-shirts "Where were you when the East Coast was rocking 8-23-11"

Edited, Aug 23rd 2011 2:54pm by TheFrozenKing
#16 Aug 23 2011 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Didn't feel anything up here in the Hudson Valley...though my sisters live in Maryland and Virginia, they seem to be okay.
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#17 Aug 23 2011 at 1:30 PM Rating: Good
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Seeing some of the damage here in Baltimore of Church cross fallen off steeple and a brick wall that was damage in East Baltimore City. National Cathedral also is damaged
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TheFrozenKing wrote:
NephthysWanderer wrote:
Pshaw, wussy East Coasters...


:P wouldn't necessarily call us wussies about it, buildings here aren't built with earthquakes in mind. **** they're probably built on the fact that earthquakes happen once or twice in the buildings lifetime. They even evacated the Pentagon. So far I've got three calls, a few texts (one asking if I was alright :P), and even a couple of messages in FFXI about the thing. It's like the Hailey's Comet of natural disaters on the east coast. I'd be surprised if there aren't T-shirts "Where were you when the East Coast was rocking 8-23-11"


Still pretty wussy.

I mean, evacuating the Pentagon? Really?
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I mean, evacuating the Pentagon? Really?
Military has had a "better to be judged by twelve than carried by six" policy for as long as I can remember. Makes for some really bizarre regulations, like Safety Briefings before Power Point presentations.

And for fuck's sake I wish that was even a slight embellishment.
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They're wussies and you guys are fucking morons. Which is worse?
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gbaji wrote:
Still pretty wussy.

I mean, evacuating the Pentagon? Really?

Keep that in mind the first time traffic grinds to a complete halt at the first sign of a snowflake.
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gbaji wrote:
Still pretty wussy.

I mean, evacuating the Pentagon? Really?


I gather that some people there thought that they were under attack again. Combining that with all the concerns about panic, aftershocks, etc. it seems reasonable enough. If it's safe, then 15 minutes and you can start getting everyone back in, no big deal.
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Jophiel wrote:
gbaji wrote:
Still pretty wussy.

I mean, evacuating the Pentagon? Really?

Keep that in mind the first time traffic grinds to a complete halt at the first sign of a snowflake.


Yeah, cause it doesn't actually snow anywhere in California.
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Jophiel wrote:
gbaji wrote:
Still pretty wussy.

I mean, evacuating the Pentagon? Really?

Keep that in mind the first time traffic grinds to a complete halt at the first sign of a raindrop.


Fixed for accuracy. Smiley: glare
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Guess I will throw my post in here. I live in southern Ohio and felt a little bit of shaking. Funny thing is they closed the courthouse and hospitals down in the local area but left the schools opened lol. Wasn't enough to amount to anything.
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Yeah, cause it doesn't actually snow anywhere in California.

So it's not the snow and just that they can't drive in general? Smiley: laugh
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