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Old 08-23-2011, 01:05 PM
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Default OT: Earthquake on East Coast

I was sitting at my computer when my desk chair began to shake back and forth. This was at around 1:50 PM in New York. I didn't know what it was - there is a major renovation going on a couple of doors down so I thought it was that. But I just heard we had a big earthquake on the east coast, measuring about 5.0. We virtually never get them here. It was a scary experience.

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Old 08-23-2011, 01:12 PM
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I heard it was about 5.8 in Washington, D.C. And come to think of it, my whole building was shaking for a few seconds. I was getting ready to run out in the street.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:19 PM
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One last night in Colorado and now this one on the east coast. Kind of odd.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:22 PM
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That's right, there was one in Colorado. I guess just a coincidence.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:25 PM
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Hi Barry...we felt it here in Manhattan, our whole building shook. i never felt anything like that before. hope everyone is ok.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:29 PM
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Does this mean that not only is California is going to drop off into the ocean, but everything west of Manhattan is going too?
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:30 PM
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Was really bad here in my office in downtown DC.. slow rumbling to start, pretty rough shaking, swaying, then settled down fast... very disconcerting, dizzying... lasted 45 seconds, very bad if it goes that long... US Geo Survey says it was a shallow 5.9 magnitude quake centered 90 miles SW of DC, so it traveled far, I heard up to Toronto/Boston, down to South Carolina...
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:31 PM
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back in my office building in Rockville, MD. Can't imagine what a big earthquake feels like... second floor of my building was swaying...
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:34 PM
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Hi Michael- my first reaction was I thought I was having a dizzy spell, as my whole body felt shaky. You don't know what to make of it. I know Californians are used to it but it's rare in these parts.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:35 PM
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Enfield, CT at work and the building shook for a couple seconds. I have never felt an earthquake before, it was pretty freaky..... This year we have had blizzards, tornadoes, earthquake, and maybe a hurricane this weekend. Enough already!!!!

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