Cell service sucks right now. Cant text worth sh**. All texts fail to send and cant call out either. Guess this happens when something like this happens to a place that doesn't get them. So. Cal, this is not.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1583 posts, RR: 10 Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
I live in Virginia, and I was backing into my parking place when I felt my car wobbling. I thought there was something wrong with my reverse, or that a wheel was loose. When I got out and checked over my car, I found nothing wrong. Then I noticed all of my neighbors out in their yards. One of them asked me if it was an earthquake. I told them it must have been, but I thought it was just something wrong with my car. No damage from the quake, though.
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1776 times:
I live in the same county where this happened (Louisa), though I was in Charlottesville (about 35 miles to the west) at the time of the quake. My girlfriend was at work literally 7 miles away from the epicenter in Mineral. She has reported that they have been getting aftershocks since it happened. Possible damage to the building she was in.
Though the shaking only lasted about 25 seconds here in C'ville, it quickly became VERY intense, to the point where our whole building was rumbling. People in our office started rushing outside in the middle of the thing, when ducking under one's desk or sheltering in the stairwell is what they should have done. I myself stayed put but didn't take cover, looking for any sign that there was any damage or danger - probably not a good idea either. But unless you're in that position (which people here are simply unprepared for) you don't know what you're going to do.
Have heard from my parents in Northern Virginia that the shaking lasted about a minute up there, and it felt like their house was about to come off the foundation.
Truly unreal. We've had earthquakes here in Central VA before, but they've always been of the 3.0-4.0 variety. Nothing like this as far back as I can remember.
25 fxramper: I'm at Holiday Inn Express and was napping and the bed started to shake violently and I was like 'what a minute, this some new platinum rewards vibrat
26 lhr380: New York is going to be a NIGHTMARE!! Major delays and diversions at JFK and EWR, FAA apparently suspended flights in the PHL IAD/BWI and NYC areas Am
27 casinterest: Yeah, I thought they were doing some more dynamite work over on the Tri-ex which is near where I work.
28 PHLBOS: According to USGS, it was a 5.9 rating in Mineral, VA; which is roughly equidistant from Charlottesville and Richmond. North of US 33 (which parallels
29 NIKV69: Was driving and didn't feel it. How funny I had to live in CA last year to feel three that were just as strong and nobody even cared. In NY everyone i
30 NoWorries: Was in the office (Reston VA) about 70 mi. from Mineral -- got a decent shaking. Lot's of people standing outside of their buildingds-- we were sent h
31 JBirdAV8r: I must say this is pretty cool. Millions of people and scores of A.netters were all "moved" by the same event.
32 fxramper: The airports are still taking arrivals. Skygirl just texted me and said they were put into a 40 minute hold pattern on her return from DME but allowed
33 MadameConcorde: Washington monument damaged?? Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information that the Washington Monument may
34 desertjets: The only two quakes I've ever experienced was back when I was living in C'Ville in 2002-03. First one I was in New Cabell hall @ UVA.... a 3.0 someth
35 Silver1SWA: I dont care how small or how harmless, I will NEVER find an earthquake to be "cool" or "fun". I hate them. Hate them sooooo much.[Edited 2011-08-23 1
36 flymia: Exactly really nothing too bad will happen. However these buildings are not really made for quakes so some damage to some buildings near the epicente
37 MadameConcorde: from cnn twitter feed: Ten nuclear plants in four states have declared "unusual events" -- lowest-level emergency alerts -- after #earthquake http://n
38 NoWorries: I reckon a 500+ ft masonry structure might be at risk for something even this mild ??
39 MadameConcorde: Magnitude 5.9 Date-Time * Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 17:51:03 UTC * Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:51:03 PM at epicenter * Time of Earthquake in othe
40 tugger: I can only guess at the amount of stress that footing/foundation was under! And then there is the unmitigated fear that earthquakes cause for some be
41 dragon-wings: I felt it on Long Island. It was my first earthquake I ever felt. It felt pretty wierd but cool at the same time.
42 NIKV69: I hear ya Ryan after the 3rd major one last year I was just about done with them myself. Still cool though!
43 gigneil: It was fairly exciting here in the district. I was in the grocery store and it was quite a concern, lots of broken stuff. I want to go on the record a
44 Charles79: I haven't seen any more reports about this but stones did fell off the National Cathedral. I work downtown next to the White House and our building (
45 jetBlue777: At first, I thought it was my neighbor again... I live in the fourth floor so it was quite scary! Then Facebook exploded with "Omg Earthquake" statuse
46 PHLBOS: A friend of mine mentioned similar; he was en route to IAD (he works there) from Leesburg, VA when the quake happened.
47 iakobos: In Greece, 1999, that was enough for 143 deaths, 1600 injured, 53000 destroyed or seriously damaged buildings. Hoping everyone is fine and safe.
48 NoWorries: Not certain, but isn't the National Cathedral also strictly masonry?
49 steeler83: Yep, same here. Check out my post in the civil aviation forum thread about ground stops up and down the East Coast. I can't believe I actually felt t
50 flymia: But the US is not Greece. A 5.9 anywhere in the US or Canada will cause minmnal damage with some sporadic moderate damages and not many injuries and
51 gigneil: Not major damage, but still quite a bit. Our buildings are just not designed to withstand a 5.9. Its very possible the Washington Monument has sustai
52 NoWorries: What's interesting is that a few of the folks in our office lived in CA for a while -- and after about 10 seconds of shaking they "knew" that it was
53 Silver1SWA: I've experienced hundreds of earthquakes and I have never experienced or heard them described as a vibrating or buzzing sensation. It took them 10 se
54 NIKV69: A native Californian? Come on man! I didn't even act that way when I got my first one last year!
55 Silver1SWA: Fight or flight kicks in for me in a fraction of a second. Experiencing the 1989 Loma Prieta quake at age 7 will do that to you.
56 StuckInCA: This is a fairly big event given that the region isn't accustomed to this sort of thing. That said, it's still really surprising to see this sort of a
57 D L X: Just got home. That was a MAJOR jolt, and exceeds anything I felt living in California. Fortunately, no widespread reports of major damage. My office
58 NoWorries: We're definitely not used to this sort of thing. Also, many older east coast cities have a fair amount of housing that's all brick construction datin
59 StuckInCA: Yeah I shouldn't really say "minor" either, but it is minor relative to images of people running out of buildings and news acting as if it were a cat
60 BOStonsox: I was on lunch break at work in Sudbury, MA, just west of Boston, and was watching a news report on an auto show. The reporter asked, "so is this shak
61 nkops: Me too... was working at ACY when it happened!!! Pretty cool, but could live without another one!!
62 AR385: Having experienced the 8.2 earthquake in Mexico City in 1985 and the 7.9 aftershock the day after, I will never find these things cool nor fun. A 5.9
63 4holer: MSNBC is reporting that the Washington Monument is leaning to the right, and Fox is angrily denying that report and is saying that it actually leans t
64 tugger: Like anything, it all depends on your point of view.... Tugg
65 Geezer: I wonder how long it will be before Obama tries to blame it on George Bush ?
66 steeler83: You know, the more I think about it, the more I think it was more of a swaying or a rocking sensation actually -- I actually felt myself wanting to s
67 L-188: The White House is now confirming the epicenter was on a geologic feature called, "Bush's Fault"
68 fbgdavidson: Am about 25 miles from the epicentre here. At first I thought I was feeling a bit queasy because I hadn't had lunch yet but then I felt the rumble go
69 Superfly: I've experienced many earthquakes living in California. Glad no one died in this quake. I'm sure the global warming alarmist and their allies in Congr
70 D L X: And cue the sophomoric political jokes cut and pasted from other sites, without citation.
71 comorin: I felt it here in NYC too; the difference was that the shaking was up and down, instead of the side-to-side shake of the original tremor.
72 N202PA: 4.2, not 4.8. We've been getting minor aftershocks here all evening...not big enough to register on the USGS site, but noticeable nonetheless.
73 wardialer: Ummmm....Virginia. Thats were DARPA is located at. Must be DARPA cooking some experimentation up....
74 L-188: What are you talking about dlx I made that gem up myself
75 us330: Was at Gravelly point when it happened, sitting on one of the picnic tables, and I could definitely feel it shaking back and forth. My first inclinati
76 NoWorries: Great material for the conspiracy mill. Nikola Tesla was "rumored" to have an earthquake machine ... [cue the Twilight Zone music ...]
77 PHLBOS: The latest news reports that a crack was indeed discovered on the Monument as a result of the quake. The Monument's now closed indefinitely. This qua
78 D L X: False. http://jimmycarter08.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/bushearthquake.jpg it was felt there, but it did not stop the game. In fact, the batter go
79 4holer: You seem cranky. Why don't you have yourself some nice ice cream and maybe a cookie or two? Listen to some music you like and then you might take a d
80 L-188: Dammit DLX... They Pulled a Carlos Mecina on me! Not surprised all the monuments NOAA pear to have cracking, not one ofthemwas built for an earthquake
81 Superfly: It's common knowledge that the earthquake centered on Bush's fault.
82 Dano1977: Earthquakes are quite surreal. In Lincolnshire (England) we experianced a 5.2 "tremor" that lasted for 10/15 seconds, but felt like minutes. It was ar
83 MadameConcorde: If you look at this map you can see the fault lines that caused the earthquake http://www.theworldmapsphotos.com/wp...11/07/Map-Of-World-Fault-Lines.j
84 tugger: Well something had to form the Appalachian Mountain range! Tugg