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Old 08-23-2011, 08:15 PM
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my aunt lives in alaska and she said they have them all the time. they had 2 5.4's in the last 2 weeks. that 's weird. I'm gonna ask her more about that. I'm curious how often they have them.
We never had 'em while I was growing up. If you look HERE you can see a history of Virginia's earthquakes & there's a mice big gap between 1975 & 2003. Now we've had 5 in the last 8 years! I guess it's all just pre-season for 2013, right?
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Glad you east coasties are OK, nothing creepier than feeling the ground move under your feet!
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I was just watching HLN and they showed a clip from their sister station, CNN Espanol in Washington, the news guy was about to go on when it hit Washington, you can hear someone say, "Oh crap." The lady on HLN said, "I think "crap" translates in both Spanish and English, right?"

A lady from the USGS explained, "the rocks on the east coast are a better transmitter of energy than the rocks on the west coast. The rocks on the west coast are broken up by faults, whereas on the east coast, they're very much intact, and an intact bell rings more loudly than a cracked bell, and that's why all the big earthquakes along the east coast are felt in very wide areas."
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:39 PM
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It was felt as far south as I am but mainly by those in taller buildings that were on higher floors.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:06 PM
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My building shook pretty good. Doors were rattling enough to make an awful racket and scare my patients and staff. By the time I realized what it was, it was pretty much over. Guess I can add earthquake to the list of things I've survived. Now I have to watch Hurricane Irene...


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My building shook pretty good. Doors were rattling enough to make an awful racket and scare my patients and staff. By the time I realized what it was, it was pretty much over. Guess I can add earthquake to the list of things I've survived. Now I have to watch Hurricane Irene...


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The weatherman said that this high pressure dome is what's keeping hurricanes away from us here in Texas right now. Both a blessing and a curse...

You know it's bad when you hear people "wishing" for a hurricane to come close enough to bring rain!
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I felt a big rumble turns out it was just gas
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I felt a big rumble turns out it was just gas
you should be used to it by now!
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Natural gas can be dangerous!
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