Earthquake USA

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    This one really covered a large area.

    1. Terishere profile image60
      Terishereposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I felt it here in PA

    2. jennzie profile image72
      jennzieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. skear profile image91
    skearposted 12 years ago

    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.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image75
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    Some in this area also felt it...I didn't notice anything.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Evacuations all over the place and already one airport shut down.

  5. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 12 years ago

    Yep felt it in North NJ - thought it was my new Glasses playing uP!!!

  6. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I never felt a thing!

  7. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 12 years ago

    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.

  8. manlypoetryman profile image80
    manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago

    Hope everyone is alright?!

  9. LearnFromMe profile image87
    LearnFromMeposted 12 years ago

    Felt it! I thought I was passing out...then I saw the chandalier shaking!

  10. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Media is already talking about feeling small aftershocks.

    My view, however, is:

    Precursor or not precursor? That is the question.

    1. profile image0
      Emile Rposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What's that mean? I assumed that was the worst part of it. If there are aftershocks, won't they be smaller?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Famous last words. smile smile smile

        The first is not always the worst. smile

        1. profile image0
          Emile Rposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image60
            paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Looks like you were right. I just heard a seismologist say that it is highly unlucky that this was a fore-shock.

  11. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    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.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    We got a lot of East Coast Hubbers here... smile smile smile

  13. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    There are no safe zones anymore..when St Louis,Missouri had one a few years ago,we felt it in lake cumberland ky

  14. SOE profile image59
    SOEposted 12 years ago

    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.

  15. Melind profile image60
    Melindposted 12 years ago

    I live within a 100 miles of the epicenter and it was very frightening. They shut down most of the local buildings.

  16. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 12 years ago

    I live in NY and did not feel any tremors.  So I guess it must be in select areas?

  17. FitnezzJim profile image77
    FitnezzJimposted 12 years ago

    It rocked.  No damage here, and local reports say the nuclear plants nearby checked out as safe after going through precautionary shutdowns for inspection.

  18. CASE1WORKER profile image63
    CASE1WORKERposted 12 years ago

    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?

  19. thejeffriestube profile image60
    thejeffriestubeposted 12 years ago

    I'm in Virginia Beach, and whoa did we feel it! I had to write a hub about
    it to calm down some. LOL

  20. Joe Macho profile image84
    Joe Machoposted 12 years ago

    I keep seeing Nuclear Reactors being mentioned in all the articles about the quake. How is the situation with these?

    1. FitnezzJim profile image77
      FitnezzJimposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  21. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 12 years ago

    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

  22. MelissaBarrett profile image58
    MelissaBarrettposted 12 years ago

    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.

  23. Ms Chievous profile image66
    Ms Chievousposted 12 years ago

    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..

  24. CASE1WORKER profile image63
    CASE1WORKERposted 12 years ago

    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!

  25. TexBiz profile image61
    TexBizposted 12 years ago

    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!


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