I also live in PA but didn't feel anything. I was at work at the time. My brother who was at our home didn't feel anything either, yet our neighbor who lives two houses down felt it.. weird.
Wow, I just saw the news update on CNN. Magnitude 5.8 quake near New York , Virginia and the DC area. Hopefully the damage is not bad.
Some in this area also felt it...I didn't notice anything.
Evacuations all over the place and already one airport shut down.
Yep felt it in North NJ - thought it was my new Glasses playing uP!!!
We felt it. It sounded like a train rolling through and shook the building. I've never been in a quake before. I'm still shaking.
Felt it! I thought I was passing out...then I saw the chandalier shaking!
Media is already talking about feeling small aftershocks.
My view, however, is:
Precursor or not precursor? That is the question.
What's that mean? I assumed that was the worst part of it. If there are aftershocks, won't they be smaller?
Famous last words.
The first is not always the worst.
Ok. Well, on the up side, at least we'll know what's happening if another one comes. I thought it was a tornado moving in, rattling the windows.
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.
There are no safe zones anymore..when St Louis,Missouri had one a few years ago,we felt it in lake cumberland ky
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.
I live within a 100 miles of the epicenter and it was very frightening. They shut down most of the local buildings.
I live in NY and did not feel any tremors. So I guess it must be in select areas?
It rocked. No damage here, and local reports say the nuclear plants nearby checked out as safe after going through precautionary shutdowns for inspection.
This has cheered me up, my eldest Daughter and her boyfriend flew out that way yesterday- so I guess I don't need to worry?
I'm in Virginia Beach, and whoa did we feel it! I had to write a hub about
it to calm down some. LOL
I keep seeing Nuclear Reactors being mentioned in all the articles about the quake. How is the situation with these?
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
Felt it in WV. It knocked a couple pictures off the fireplace mantle and lasted just long enough to remind me that I lived on the fourth floor of a building built in the late 1800's.
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!
by x 9 years ago
I wonder if I'm in for a couple dozen more like last time...
by IzzyM 11 years ago
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by Tim Mitchell 6 years ago
How many earthquakes have you experienced, of which you truly realized and sensed as an earthquake?
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