US East Coast Earthquake - Did anyone else feel it?

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  1. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    :eek: Just experienced my first earthquake here in NJ. Apparently the epicenter was in Virginia, but felt all the way up to Massachusetts!

    Magnitude 5.8!
     
  2. Castlerock

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    Felt it here in Toronto too. Freaky :yikes:
     
  3. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    5.8 centered near Richmond, VA.

    Got to be one of the larger east coast Earthquakes in awhile. Twitter is going nuts with all the reports.
     
  4. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    I've only ever felt one other quake here in the Phila area, many years ago. Freaky.
     
  5. Rex

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    Felt it here in Center City Philadelphia...I'm home today and I just stepped away from my computer when the building shook for about 10-15 seconds. At first I thought it was a big truck coming down the street, but when I ran downstairs, everyone was on the street talking about it, and I asked some pregnant lady and she confirmed it. Scary shit.
     
  6. Fan123

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    Felt it too in Philly, lasted like 10 seconds. First thing I grabbed was my wallet and phone out of the house. Trying to call mom and dad, 15 mins away, but all lines are busy.
     
  7. Rex

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    Can't even get through to my mom on my cellphone...
    Apparently, according to local news, it lasted up to 30 seconds in some spots.
     
  8. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    Didn't feel it! Then again, I'm used to my house shaking from the busses, plus today was recycling day, and neighbours have been getting stonework done - I think I've just shut it all out.

    *ripped off*
     
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  9. Kruss

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    My twitter is blowing up also over the news. Woah...
     
  10. DarrellH

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    We felt it down here in North Carolina, too.
     
  11. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness LYUBOV HAS BEEN FREED!

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    Felt down here in NC. Hope all of the FSUers in the Richmond / DC area are OK. :yikes:
     
  12. emason

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    Definitely felt it here in Forest Hills, NY. At least one knick-knack tumbled off my wall unit; I could really feel my apartment building shaking.
     
  13. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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    I definitely felt it here in NJ.
    Didn't understand who is shaking my chair first, but the next second the whole house began shaking and I understood it's an earthquake.

    5.9 in Washington :eek:
     
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  14. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    And now we might have to deal with Irene this weekend too. :yikes:
     
  15. quartz

    quartz Far beyond these castle walls

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    I'm in SW Ontario about 2 hours west of Toronto - my son was in the basement and felt it - I am on the main floor and did not.
     
  16. Lara

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    My mother's visiting and called out when she felt the earthquake. I was on the balcony, maybe that's why I didn't really feel it? Either that or I'm not too susceptible to motion.

    Everyone seems freaked out from the news reports (especially near DC of course) but I don't think there was any real damage fortunately. Certainly nothing compared to Japan...
     
  17. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Felt it here in the scenic Meadowlands. I thought I was passing out because I was so disoriented. And then I realized the building was moving. And then we all ran out into the parking lot and everybody else said the same thing - they thought they were feeling woozy and then realized we were moving.

    Holy crap that was scary. My first earthquake.
     
  18. escaflowne9282

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    I definitely felt it here in NY
     
  19. Rob

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    Yep, felt it here in Maryland.
     
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    :eek: Glad you guys are okay!
     
  21. Cheylana

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    I'm in Manhattan and thought my couch was trembling under my butt. I didn't realize it was an earthquake until I saw all the Facebook activity.

    Slightly nervous that the epicenter was in Richmond. My niece goes to college at the University of Richmond. She is probably okay but I'll probably call her to make sure!
     
  22. Octoberopals

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    News just reported that 2 nuclear plants were being taken off-line.

    Y'all stay safe.
     
  23. nerdycool

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    Any earthquake when one isn't used to them is bound to be super scary. Add to the fact that although 5.9 isn't huge in the grand scheme of things, it's big enough to cause concern about buildings that weren't built to withstand earthquakes.
     
  24. BigB08822

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    FoxNews seems to only be interested in talking about how terrifying this must have been for those who were there for 9/11 I get it, but does it need to be mentioned over and over? I think they would prefer we know 9/11 is coming up rather than knowing the details of the earthquake. You can hear them just trying so hard to find a dramatic story.
     
  25. Marge_Simpson

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    I felt it in Yonkers. I didn't realize it was an earthquake at the time, though. They are doing work on the exterior of our building and I thought they were drilling or some such.
     
  26. Southpaw

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    Actually, 9/11 was going through my mind a lot when I was being herded down the stairs with the rest of the people in my office building. I was quite relieved when someone said it was an earthquake.
     
  27. Badams

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    I felt it here in WNY, south of Buffalo.
     
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    Felt it in DC. My whole house was shaking. Terrified me and the dogs. Originally thought it was a bomb. Crazy summer - new baby and now an earhquake.
     
  29. Jenya

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    I'm from the west coast and have been in earthquakes before, but nothing this strong. And apparently we may have a hurricane to look forward to this weekend as well? :drama:
     
  30. NinjaTurtles

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    Had to evacuate my building in Dupont Circle; everyone in the area just started hanging about in the streets (which I find rather unsafe to stand next to a shaking building, but whatever).

    I heard the Washington Monument has gone all Tower of Pisa :shuffle: