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Bermudahigh 08-23-2011 02:57 PM

Earthquake 5. 7 + in Ocean City NJ
 
Sitting at my office felt what initially was a bulkhead pile driver, then the house swayed side to side for 30 - 45 seconds.

reports are from Va to RI.

wow.

MobiusALilBitTwisted 08-23-2011 03:08 PM

as far as Canada in one report.

mocepts 08-23-2011 03:10 PM

Frostburg in western MD here. 1st one I have ever felt. Whole building was shaking.

leogallant 08-23-2011 03:15 PM

In the midst of preparing for Irene here in SC, we get an earthquake, too!
Here's the lowdown on the earthquake from National site. Magnitude 5.9 - VIRGINIA

SailKing1 08-23-2011 03:16 PM

Building swayed in Va Beach. I was standing in my office and felt like I just stepped of a boat after sailing in rough seas for a couple of days.

WouldaShoulda 08-23-2011 03:20 PM

Irene, now this, SHEESH!!

zedboy 08-23-2011 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MobiusALilBitTwisted (Post 765258)
as far as Canada in one report.

Felt it here in Ottawa.

primerate84 08-23-2011 03:30 PM

Felt it here is southeastern Ohio.

Captainmeme 08-23-2011 03:55 PM

I heard it was Chuck Norris doing jumping jacks. ;)

T37Chef 08-23-2011 04:10 PM

We're North of Washington and felt it, and just had a minor aftershock.

I was just starting the first day of my Advanced Cooking class, preparing for an awesome tasting exercise and showing a excerpt of a video, when the projector started moving a bit, then pretty intensely. My first thought was a terrorist attack, it wasn't long till I realized it was an earthquake.

We evacuated the building immediately after the trembling stopped. Unfortunately, the college closed so I had to throw all the stuff away for the tasting :(

I had experienced a few when I lived in California, but this was the largest for me...weird sheet.

Local news is reporting some damage but no serious injuries. Some facades have fallen here and there in DC. The worst right now seems to be traffic out of DC.


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