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    US East Coast Earthquake

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Annûniel, Aug 23, 2011.

    So I guess even the relatively stable United States east coast has its share of significant earthquakes. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook both Washington, DC and NYC right around 2pm eastern standard time.

    I was taking a casual walk around the lake near my house and didn't feel anything, despite being only 20 miles from the nation's capital. Though I got home to frightened cats, nothing seemed out of ordinary and there are certainly plenty of things that would have fallen off of tables if the house had been affected.

    To my fellow east coast WF's, are you all alright?
     
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    I felt it; first time I've ever experienced an earthquake. I heard there was one in Colorado at the same time. That's really bizarre.
     
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    I'm all the way down in Florida so didn't feel a thing. I've heard lots of people all the way up to NY lost cell phone service, though. I have some family up there and they are fine, no damage or anything. Hopefully no serious damages or injuries will come out of this....

    About 6 years ago there was that earthquake in the Gulf, and we felt minor tremors in Florida - I remember at the time sitting on my couch, feeling it shake a bit, and thinking WTH?? It's just odd when you've never experienced one before - on the West Coast it's commonplace but on the East Coast it's pretty much unheard of. Rarity, for sure.
     
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    Glad I'm in Alabama. I can't imagine being in an earthquake.

    I hope you eastern coast WFers are doing okay.

    EDIT: And the Washington Monument apparently tilted a little...
     
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    An earthquake? I hope everyone is ok?
     
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    Damn BBC, all I am seeing is footage of the Libyan Uprising and we are not hearing about this. My thoughts go out to all my American friends.
     
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    Just read on the news that the White House and Pentagon was evacuated due to the earhtquake.
     
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    I'm in West New York, didn't feel anything. But my uncle just got a call from my aunt, and aparently there's some kinda confusion going on in NYC. Not sure of the details.
     
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    2012 conspiracy, anyone?! Haha I'm on LI and I felt a tremor... wonder which quake that's from (NYC)?
     
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    I'm in NYC. Non-event.

    The tremble was more like a wobble so small I thought I was dizzy or something at first. Then I noticed the lights shaking slightly overhead and everybody came walking out like "Was that me or did everyone feel that?" :p
     
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    My thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the 'quake. I hope everything is okay in your country.
     
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    I'm in eastern Kentucky, I slightly felt it. Nothing devastating where I live though, cause it was just slightly. Hope all is okay closer to the epicenter of the earthquake! My prayers go out to you!
     

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