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#721446 - 08/23/11 07:03 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: Albert]  
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James ... JBR7T ... is a fireman in Richmond. I'm sure he'll be busy for sometime, but I think we can expect him to provide an account here eventually.


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#721450 - 08/23/11 07:10 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
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Oh, really? Cool. How long did it last? Was the movement up-and-down, or side-to-side?
The motion on the 4th floor of my bldg was side to side. My chair rolled some. Took me a moment to figure out what was going on. Seemed to last for somewhere btwn 6-10 seconds ... but I really have no idea.


Tall buildings always sway side to side. 6-10 seconds is pretty short, not really long enough to shake things apart.

#721451 - 08/23/11 07:11 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
Oh, really? Cool. How long did it last? Was the movement up-and-down, or side-to-side?


Probably lasted 20-30 seconds maybe. I thought I saw the wall move, then heard the whole building groan, then felt the floor "roll" underneath my feet.

Craig......the epicenter was right in James's back yard


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#721454 - 08/23/11 07:16 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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I'm about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh (second floor). I'd say we had around 3 seconds of side to side. It was enough motion that nobody here mistook it for something else. About 15 minutes later we had another little tremor that was about the same.


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#721455 - 08/23/11 07:22 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
So, are folks over-reacting here? Possibly. However, as you point out, the shakes are commonplace out in CA, not back here in the east, so there is no baseline of what to expect from serious quakes here. We're not planted on the same foundation as you guys. So, let them close things down and check.


Quakes may be common here, but 6.0s aren't.


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#721460 - 08/23/11 07:44 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: Albert]  
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I felt it in Hartford, CT. For the first few seconds, I thought I was imagining things. Then I noticed that even after I realized the building was shaking side to side, it was still shaking side to side!

I finally experience a MAJOR EARTHQUAKE!!! Twas nuthin'. California is made up of a bunch of whiners cool


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#721461 - 08/23/11 07:45 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: Albert]  
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Felt it way up here. I was in the eye doctor exam chair and it started to shake. Thought it was part of the therapy.

#721467 - 08/23/11 07:54 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
Oh, really? Cool. How long did it last? Was the movement up-and-down, or side-to-side?


Probably lasted 20-30 seconds maybe. I thought I saw the wall move, then heard the whole building groan, then felt the floor "roll" underneath my feet.

Craig......the epicenter was right in James's back yard
Yeah, I know. His place is right over by Amelia CH.

As for how long it lasted, I can't be certain ... I was running out of the building ... and that was a weird event in itself. I guess I was saying how long it was going before we started running! Out of the building!


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#721480 - 08/23/11 08:38 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: TyTass]  
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That was weird! So the official report I'm getting is that it was a magnitude 5.9 with an epicenter in Mineral, Va. That is about 5 - 8 Miles from my house. At the time I was in Fredericksburg..about 35 - 40 miles away. At first it sounded like a truck with a jake brake right next to the building. Then it proggressively grew. Lots of shaking. My guess it lasted about 30 seconds. No major damage save for a few items knocked off the walls. Spoke to several neighbors who were home at the time. Lots of pictures etc. knocked off walls but no apparent structural damage. Most importantly no reported injuries or casualties thus far. This is def. one to keep in mind for the grandkids..of course by then the story will be much more glamorous!


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#721505 - 08/23/11 09:56 PM Re: Eearthquake in Virginia! [Re: jbr7t]  
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Maryland west of Baltimore reporting: My wife felt it in the house and a few things fell off the shelves. I was on the lawn tractor and didn't feel a thing.


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