I felt it here in Toronto,Canada North York area. A slight very slight shaking of my chair I am sitting on and empty coat hanger in the corner was shaking too. I only noticed because nobody was here and it was quiet. Like a minute and everything back to normal again.
I live about 40 miles from Mineral, Va where the quake was centered and woke up about a second before it started. Most insane wake up moment ever. I thought I was hallucinating with how bad the shakes were.
My understanding is that the reactors checked out ok. Only two reactors at one plant were shut down, and that was as automated safety precaution. A second plant farther away went into some sort of alert status, but did not have to shut down. The only thing was ... the fear ... folks near the plant worried about stuff getting into the air. Of course it didn't happen, but those few hours of worry were probably worse than any reality that might have happened.
I remember an earthquake over here in the south of England a few years ago, we occasionally get tremors but this one scared the boo out of me! it was one in the morning, and I was sitting up in be reading, and all of a sudden I heard this deep moaning sound, I thought it was an airplane but it was too deep. Then all of a sudden my bed started rocking! and the shelf above my bed started doing the shaking thing! pots fell off, and my picture swung on the wall! it went on for a good 2 or 3 mins then just stopped! to start with I thought I was hallucinating! or drunk! hope everyone is okay
Yes Definitely felt it in WV! I was in class on the third floor when we felt the building Sway...It took us all a moment to catch on because we weren't sure what was happening. I think my stomach hit the floor when I saw the projector screen sway back and forth. We evacuated but no damage done..
Was I worried about my kids? Yes you bet! They were in a bar in Washington and it shook for a minute so they left, and then when told it was OK went back in and had another drink! The holiday scrap book should be something to show the kids when they have them!
I remember when I lived in SC in the 90's that I woke up in the late morning with my waterbed "violently shaking" because of a smaller earthquake about 3.6 and that experience was weird because I was sleeping and it became part of the dream, then I woke up and I was in the only earthquake that I had ever felt and then again because I happened to be on a waterbed and again because I am a storm chaser by heart!
Newsflash on the TV says there's been an earthquake in Lorca in Southern Spain - about 100 miles from here - maybe less as the crow flies. 5.3 and up to 10 dead. A lot of buildings extensively damaged.I didn't even know...
Around 11 pm I was sitting in the recliner reading in the forums here and all of a sudden my chair went to shaking. I paused, looked at the foot rest of the recliner and could see the vibration.Went to the Local TV...
A 5.9 earthquake hit central Virginia today (23 August 2011) near Mineral, Virginia, less than 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Lots of folks on the East Coast were affected, and fortunately there was...