Earthquake (OT)

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Earthquake (OT)

Anyone else feel the earthquake today on the east coast?

I work in downtown Richmond on the 17th floor.The epi center was about 20 miles from here. Let me tell you it was quite an experience. Some people completely panicked and ran down 17 floors of stairs while the rest of us just remained calm. It was quite wierd feeling the building starting to sway.

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*raises hand* also in VA, work at an elementary school. Today's lesson - what to do during an 'emergency drill' Wink

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I'm about 150 ish miles from the epicenter & my entire house was shaking. So I can't even imagine if I would've been closer. I grabbed DD & ran outside. Even the large planters on my deck were shaking visibly. I'm sure a Californian probably wouldn't have blinked but I'm just not used to that.

I had a friend near Charlotte tell me she was in her car on an exit ramp & she felt it. Absolutely crazy!

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*Lurker*

Don't forget to fill out the USGS Did You Feel It? survey!

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/se/082311a/us/index.html

and click on the "Did you feel it?" link, or

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/se/082311a/us/form.en.disabled.html

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I'm glad you guys are ok! I live in Cali and I've experienced a couple of large tumblers. The funniest story I remember in regards to earthquakes was when I was in college in a Biology class we had a small earthquake (about 3.5). Those of us native to Cali just continued sitting in our seats while those who weren't used to the foot massages jumped up or got under tables very quickly. It was amusing to see :). I'm sorry you guys had to experience that though, the first earthquake (especially major) is nerve racking! Again, Glad to hear you guys are ok!

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OMG- Yes, I am in PA and I def felt it! I never been through one before and I am at work when all of a sudden I feel everything shake...I had no idea what it was before. Luckily no one was hurt. The entire building was shaking back and forth! The evacuated my entire company our of their buildings...it was crazy!

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I didn't feel it in NY, but people 7mins south of us did!! My sis works in DC, I was so worried about her when I heard. I'm glad everyone was okay and only minor injuries!

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"parkerlamar" wrote:

I'm glad you guys are ok! I live in Cali and I've experienced a couple of large tumblers. The funniest story I remember in regards to earthquakes was when I was in college in a Biology class we had a small earthquake (about 3.5). Those of us native to Cali just continued sitting in our seats while those who weren't used to the foot massages jumped up or got under tables very quickly. It was amusing to see :). I'm sorry you guys had to experience that though, the first earthquake (especially major) is nerve racking! Again, Glad to hear you guys are ok!

I'm in CA too and here one that size isn't a big deal. But people on the east coast just aren't ready for earth quakes! My dad's family is all in upstate NY and one time we had a small EQ while they were visiting and they freaked out! It was pretty funny!

I'm glad there were only minor damage/injuries!