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Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-23-2011, 11:58 AM Reply   
I'm on the phone with a guy I work with who's in DC and he starts freaking. I can hear the rattling in the background. This just happened minutes ago around 1:50pm.

I didn't even know they had earthquakes in DC.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-23-2011, 11:59 AM Reply   
He just called me back... 5.8
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-23-2011, 12:00 PM Reply   
The biggest previous was 3.6.
Old     (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-23-2011, 12:07 PM Reply   
It hit here in blacksburg va as well. I didn't feel a thing but everyone I know is freaking about it. Ahh. I'm a winner.
Old     (ndh2o)      Join Date: Oct 2001       08-23-2011, 12:21 PM Reply   
It shook pretty good here in eastern NC. Never felt one before, it was definitely a WTF moment.
Old     (aarond0083)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-23-2011, 12:30 PM Reply   
@Cary. Same here. I am working from the house today and walked outside wondering WTF was going on. Shook pretty good here for 20 seconds at least.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       08-23-2011, 12:33 PM Reply   
One hit in CO as well.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       08-23-2011, 12:35 PM Reply   
Hopefully everyone is ok.

As one who has been through plenty of 'em, aren't they the coolest thing ever!! Just the raw power to shake the earth like that blows me away.
Old     (Chuch)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-23-2011, 1:20 PM Reply   
Here in Virginia Beach, you should have seen the looks on our faces on the 3rd floor of our building. Priceless. Most of us have never been through one so it was pretty crazy. I'll take hurricane's over that crap any day....oh wait. Thats coming Sunday....LOL
Old     (wakeboard_pittsburgh)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-23-2011, 1:42 PM Reply   
Yeah, we could feel it here in Pittsburgh. I am in a 64 story building. Everyone in the office had no idea what happened.
Old     (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-23-2011, 4:54 PM Reply   
I was driving back to the office at the time, walk in and everyone is going on like a bunch of pansies about some earthquake or some such thing. Meh, I didn't feel any earthquake.
Old     (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-23-2011, 5:46 PM Reply   
Brother in Brooklyn felt it too.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-23-2011, 6:27 PM Reply   
I was in the bathroom of a local shop owner.It sounded like a train coming through the wall.I opened the door and one of the mechanics was raising a car.I said "That lift is raising hell and vibrating the whole shop".He stopped lifting the car,but the noise and vibration didn't stop.Then i said"Is that a earthquake?"He responded "I guess so"The shop owners wife was already outside yelling "Get out of the shop it's a earthquake"I'm thinking yeah that's the smart thing to do.So i got out of the shop about the same time it quit.I've never felt a earthquake before,but now realize how powerful they are as i had friends from over 100 miles away calling and asking if i felt the earthquake.I had to communicate over Facebook and Tige Owners to contact my wife and family as Cell and phones were out for over an hour.Needless to say it was my lucky day as everyone i knew came out okay.I count my blessings everyday.
Old     (Shooter)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-23-2011, 7:08 PM Reply   

Pictures of the devastation are starting to come in. I will keep DC in my preyers as they start to rebuild from this tragedy.
Old     (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-23-2011, 10:13 PM Reply   

In memoriam. I didn't make this btw...
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-24-2011, 8:12 AM Reply   
Old     (wakeboard_pittsburgh)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-24-2011, 8:21 AM Reply   
Our local burger/shake joint made an Earthquake shake

Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-24-2011, 9:20 PM Reply   
My trailer at the lake shifted 6" on the foundation blocks and pictures came off the wall.It is at Lake Anna VA. about 10 miles from the center of the earthquake in Mineral Va.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       08-25-2011, 4:13 PM Reply   
Just read that Obama issued an executive order renaming the fault on which this earthquake took place. It's now called "Bush's Fault."


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