Quake hits near Washington DC.

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  1. Carl Spock

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    Watch - Obama will get blamed for this.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    We felt it here in Cincinnati, sounds like they upgraded it to a 6.0. Everyone OK, any damage?
     
  3. AntAltMike

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    I think I am about 80 miles from the epicenter. My house, which is built on a defective landfill, started shaking like crazy, and I was wondering if the retaining wall had finally broken and if I was going to "toboggan" in it down the hill. Definitely, the strongest earthquake I've ever experienced. I am about ten miles northeast of Washington, DC.
     
  4. klang

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    Nope, the TEA party. :)
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    Guys, no need to go political, thanks.
     
  6. Richard King

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    Merged two threads
     
  7. Richard King

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    Quake or hurricane, which one is wanted. I'm VERY pleased the hurricane projection misses Florida. In fact it may miss the US completely. :)
     
  8. WestDC

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    Is almost here!!! mother nature will shake mankind off just like a bad cold!!

    Let the spending continue --- order all the PPV's you can :)
     
  9. Alan Gordon

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    Apparently it wasn't felt down in South Georgia.

    If it was, I blamed it on gas... :grin:

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  10. AntAltMike

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    I see that the grout water seal where my basement's bathroom sink attaches to the wall is now broken. No big deal.
     
  11. RasputinAXP

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    WOOOO IT'S A ROLLIN' QUAKE

    That was a bit nutty. Felt it here in the south Jerz.
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    What I was most disappointed (though I know I shouldn't be by now)... was one of our local TV stations had to announce (on TV and on their Web site) for people to "please not call 911 just to say you felt the quake. please only call 911 for an emergency"...

    People were tying up 911 phone lines just to say they felt something...

    *sigh*

    I've never understood that urge to call 911 for every single odd thing that happens that isn't an actual emergency where people are (or might be) hurt... and yet, it happens every time.
     
  13. AntAltMike

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    There was a cool tape of someone calling 911 to report that there was nothing good to watch on TV, and it wasn;t a prank. And then there was the one involving McCain's brother from when he was hung in traffic on the Wilson Bridge that gets deleted whenever it is brought up here.
     
  14. Hutchinshouse

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    Just crazy
     
  15. TBoneit

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    Here at work it gently shook the work bench and the concrete floor shook a little too. My brother said probably a earthquake then after he left called me back to confirm radio was saying a earthquake.

    Central Jersey at work.
     
  16. JACKIEGAGA

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    I felt it here Long Island, NY
     
  17. Jimmy 440

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    The quake tied up our 9-1-1 lines for about 20 minutes.We probably had close to 400 calls & only 2 were semi serious.And to top things off,I'm probably the only one who didn't feel it !
     
  18. hilmar2k

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    Apparently everyone I know from NJ to MA all felt it, but none of us in my office in NY did. Odd that people 200+ miles further away from the epicenter felt it and I didn't.
     
  19. Michael D'Angelo

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    I work just outside of DC. I thought the roof to my warehouse was going to fall in. It was crazy.
     

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