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Major East Coast Earthquake

Updated on March 12, 2015

Quake 2011

5.9 Earthquake on the Eastern sea board 8/11

There was a massive 5.9 earth quake that hit the east coast today August 23, 2011. Many people were slightly shaken up by it's powerful shock wave, that had neighboring homes shaking. This quake was sudden and lasted about 2 minutes in New York City, it stretched across for miles on end, from places like Detroit Michigan, Washington DC, Toronto, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and many many more states in the United States.

We have some news footage of the Quakes actual occurrence from Youtube & many other channels on the web, were hoping this will help people get an idea of what had actually occurred on that very day. There may be more of these natural disaster events occurring worldwide so keep posted to your local & national news stations for the latest updates.

The Pentagon was evacuated as well as many other locations in the US so that a sort of safety response system could be put in place, just in case if anything further was to occur like after shocks or what have you. People are currently communicating on ever social network their own personal accounts of this historic Nationwide event. Earth Quakes seldom occur on the East Coast, most happen to occur on the West coast. This one was definitely a wake call to people who are somewhat not use to such a massive movement of the Earth's Crust.



Powerful EarthQuake

CBS Special Report - US Earthquake 2011

CBS news has a special report, correcting the above video. Stating that it was a mild 6.0 Earthquake, this quake has gotten people startled for sure. Luckily there hasn't been any reported major damages anywhere it's occurred on the eastern sea board. The Quake was felt in Manhattan as well, lets hope & pray that this is the worst of what we are due to receive in terms of mother nature delivering a severe blow to our US soil.

White House Quake

News reporters at the White house, reported the effects of the shockingly powerful earth quake that occurred around 1:45pm est. 8-23-11, luckily no damage has occurred there, or at any other location in the US thus far, according to news reports. Stand by for any more info we can provide on the current events from news networks worldwide. The quake was felt across the entire eastern coast, many of us have responded with a hope, and prayer that things won't get worse.

Damage Report

We gathered a great deal of footage on the actual damages that occurred based on the East Coast Quake yesterday, it appears that the Washington monument and many other structures have actually sustained some physical damage, due to the shocking power of the 6.0 quake after all. Many office building, schools, & local businesses were shut down today Aug 8, 2011, due to structural integrity issues, lets hope there isn't any loss of life, or other related successive damages to report. This was definitely, not a drill of any sort, when the earth starts moving it becomes serious business for everyone in it's destructive path.

More Quake Footage - Virginia

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Wow I never knew I had another visitor here, wow this was one of my very first hubs, Thanks @andrebreynolds, sorry for not noticing this comment you left me when I initially joined 9 months ago.

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      andrebreynolds 

      7 years ago

      Informative hub, CLoud!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      I was at home trying to learn more about how to use hubpages when suddenly my homes walls began shaking, I was startled so I I jumped & ran to see if my uncle was upstairs still, I wasn't sure if anyone else knew what was actually occurring. He was coming down the stair case, so I said to him did you feel that, He nodded "yes", "was that an Earthquake". I said lets get out the house, then stated "yes" I'm sure it was one. This was not anything ordinary to us, not by far. "Wow" is all I can say for now.

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      William Benner 

      7 years ago from Savannah GA.

      yes I saw this on the news, great coverage and welcome to HubPages!

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      glassvisage 

      7 years ago from Northern California

      How interesting on the East Coast... In California we get these all the time, but I can only imagine how scary it must be to experience something when you least expect it, such as this! Maybe it's global warming... :P

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