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Old 08-23-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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Exclamation Earthquake!!!

Who felt it? 5.9 here in Virginia. It was sooooooo scary. I was at the DMV and the entire building started trembling like a freight train was going through it. I was the only one who ran out of the building. When I came back, a lady says to me, "wow...everyone was frozen, but you ran out"...I replied, "someone had to tell the story"!

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Old 08-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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So glad you're ok and *all* of the DMV will be able to tell the story.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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I am in Raleigh NC and even we got some shaking! I bolted out of my workplace, haha. Never in my life have I experienced an earthquake!

They evacuated us and all of the VPs of the company walked around to "inspect" the building before letting us back in -- I guess they are just looking for obvious cracks!??! !!! They are certainly not ARCHITECTS!

But all the big guys in suits said it's safe so I'm back in my office now.

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Old 08-23-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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Most injuries occur to people running out of buildings. That and things falling from shelves. It was pretty strong here. I looked around to see if things were nearby that might fall on me and decided no. I was working at my computer and just kept on working.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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I was sitting at my desk when all of a sudden the building started to shake & sway here in northern NJ.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:27 PM   #6
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Running outside is not the best thing to do - a crack could open or debris fall on you. I just stayed in my office.

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Old 08-23-2011, 04:40 PM   #7
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Get under your desk or a table , running outside means something might fall on you. I have been in many earthquakes, living in California.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:54 PM   #8
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It was scary, not gonna lie. The building was swaying!
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:57 PM   #9
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I'm in Ontario Canada and we felt it here! I was sitting on my bed with my laptop when my bed started moving!
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:58 PM   #10
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It was just horrible! I could literally see the floor shaking. *phew* I'm glad that's over!
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:59 PM   #11
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Default Yes, we felt it!!

I am in Telford, PA (about an hour north of Philly), and we felt it. I thought that a heavy truck had slammed into the house, then realized that it wasn't stopping!! My DH is from California, so common for him, but really weird for me... So that's what it feels like!!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:40 PM   #12
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I live in VA, too. My bed started shaking slightly, but I thought it was a poltergeist (because that seemed more likely than an earthquake hitting the East Coast). But it kept going and got more violent. It finally dawned on me that it was an earthquake and I dove out of bed to my doorway.

My sister felt it in NYC and she called me freaking out. She first thought that somebody was under her bed. Yeah, my sister and I have odd thought processes.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #13
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felt it at the office in Hagerstown MD..shook my cubicle walls..odd feeling...didnt realize what was happenning at work...thought something happenned on the roof or maybe something blew in the factory part..My grandson lives just outside Winchester VA...traumatized him a bit but his step dad said he was better once I talked to him

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Old 08-23-2011, 06:55 PM   #14
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My DH was at JFK airport in a meeting (he's VP of Sales) and he said the entire building started shaking and everyone ran out of the room thinking that a plane hit the building. He called me and sounded visibly upset, wondering if I and the boys were alright. We didn't feel anything because we're not near the water like JFK is so I don't think the shocks were felt up by me. That's all anyone has been talking about all day. I hope everyone is safe.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:00 PM   #15
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Felt it here in Cleveland!
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