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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake hits DC / VA

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Ajon412, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Ajon412

    Ajon412

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  2. tusk212

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    I felt a aftershock right in the middle of PA.
     

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    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

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    I'm in Hampton Roads Virginia and felt it. It lasted about 10 seconds and shook my house. No damage. My son slept through it.
     
  5. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    We were on the road when it hit. Got home and a few things were off shelves in the garage, lost an antique vase inside, pictures on the wall were askew.

    911 service is out in Charlottesville and Albermarle County, 30-miles from the quake's center. We're a few miles closer.
     
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    We felt it in southern Jersey Russ.
     
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    Felt it at NC/SC border
     
  8. Ajon412

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    It was hit or miss in Northern NJ. Some felt nothing, while others got knocked off their toilet bowls (don't ask)....:rofl:
     
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    I didn't notice it, but my fiancee, a surgical tech, was in the process of delivering twins at the time and said the OR shook enough that the instruments on the mayo were moving around. There was less than a mile between us at the time. Strange that she felt it and I didn't.
     
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    It was felt in Pikeville KY, the courthouse was evac and there are cracks in the building.
     
  12. Denikes

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    I was about 30 miles from epicenter. House shook pretty good.
     
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    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    We had three of them in Colorado as well.
     
  14. RussP

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    Any structures in your patrol area flattened? I know, it's wishful thinking...

    :cool:
     
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    :faint: TMI!!
     
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    RussP Super Moderator Moderator

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    We just had an after shock . It is still going. 20 seconds +.
     
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    I am off tonight, but when I report for graveyards tomorrow I will make sure and talk with my partner in the other unit in our small town to be as prepare as possible. If there ar earthquakes in CO, and DC area, then the New Madrid can get stirred up and affect me in northeast Arkansas. Will make sure our supplies are up to speed, and will gas up a pair of gas jugs tomorrow if all is quiet tonight. More the better. You just never know...
     
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    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    Seismologists are now saying that the earthquake was not a result of tectonic activity along the eastern seaboard plate, but rather caused by our founding-fathers rolling over in their graves.
     
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    Well, living in Mr. Jefferson's neighborhood, I can believe that!!
     
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    Russ, the wife and I somehow missed the aftershock. No comment on what was happening....