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There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:01 am

No lie--the ground just shook in Virginia. Stuff was falling off of shelves. Shocked

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:02 am

Turned on the radio--they said it was 5.8 magnitude.

Correction, 5.9-6.0.


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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:16 am

Wow, hope you are all OK? Do you normally get them in your neck of the woods?

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:47 am

Nah Ville Sky Chick wrote:Do you normally get them in your neck of the woods?
They are practically unheard of in these parts.

CDs everywhere--but the puddy tats seem unfazed.

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:57 am

Here's what the web sez:
Since at least 1774, people in central Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones. The largest damaging earthquake (magnitude 4.8 ) in the seismic zone occurred in 1875. Smaller earthquakes that cause little or no damage are felt each year or two.
Since the magnitude scale is exponential, 5.9 is about 20 times more powerful than 4.8.

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Post  Andy on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:37 am

Like most big phallic symbols, everyone wants to know which way the Washington Monument is leaning now.

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:51 am

I got off easy:




My situation is more like this:



"Kool--but crazy," she says.

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  tatiana on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:11 am

wow, be careful then Pinz.

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it is all over our news

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Post  LaRue on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:14 am

I got a text from my Mom about it on the Eastern Shore of MD. Jesus, Im never going to hear the end of this from my frigging sister, she always tries to up me on thing like this.

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Post  LaRue on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:14 am

I'm sorry. I'm in an awful mood. I hope everything is ok with you Pinzies! I love you

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:27 am

Englund doesn't have big ones like we got in VA. bounce

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Post  Guest on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:31 am

...I hope things all settle down quickly pinz...take care.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:47 pm

There have been a bunch of aftershocks--the first was magnitude 2.8. The only one I felt was about 6 hours after the main quake, and the USGS says that one was number 6 with magnitude 4.2.

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:03 pm

It's been reported here quite a bit. Apparently, the largest earthquake ever recorded in your parts Pinz.

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:02 am

The guy from California said: "That was a good one."

The guy from Seattle said: "Hey, where's everybody going?"

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Post  Constance on Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:03 am

We felt it up here in suburban NY. The chair I was sitting in was shaking. My daughter came downstairs because the room was shaking. She was a little scared. I heard that the earthquake was felt as far away as Toronto.

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  woo on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:15 am

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  tigerlily on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:38 am

Woo wrote:Are you sure it was an earthquake and not the result of LaRue setting the gadget off?

lol!

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:17 am

I'll look into that (usually you can tell by comparing the seismic magnitude of the shear wave to the compression wave, because explosions produce predominantly compression waves). geek


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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:42 am

See all of that S-wave? Definitely an earthquake. bounce


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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:42 am

Then again, sometimes an explosion can trigger an earthquake. Suspect

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  Old Mack on Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:11 am

A quick read fom PA !

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highways, bridges and other vital structures escaped serious damage from the East Coast earthquake, officials said Wednesday. Spokesman for all five of the state's nuclear power plants said checks revealed no problems from Tuesday's quake and that all the stations were operating normally.

Visual checks of state highway bridges showed no damage so far, although the inspections are expected to continue through Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. "We're not anticipating any problems at this point," PennDOT spokesman Steve Chizmar said Wednesday. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reported no major infrastructure damage from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake, which was centered in Virginia but shook buildings across Pennsylvania.


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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:05 am

The newspaper says that bricks "reportedly" fell down and hit cars in a parking lot off Old Georgetown Road.

I guess they say "reportedly" just in case it turns out those aren't really bricks.

But I can say with absolute certainly that the reports were wrong--that's not Old Georgetown Road at all, it's Old Courthouse Road.


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Post  Old Mack on Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:40 am

I talked to my cousin from Southwest Philly and he said it was great...all the cockroaches ran out of his house.

pinhedz I use to work at 4th & P St...actually I worked out of 1900 Half St but my Command was at Ft McNair.

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Re: There was just an earthquake

Post  pinhedz on Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:48 am

The last aftershock (magnitude 4.5) was at 1:00 am.

I slept through it, but the cats got all paranoid.

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