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tightdogal 08-23-2011 01:18 PM

Earthquake in VA! WHOA!
Dude, I was just sitting at my desk in McLean, VA. Felt a bit of shaking...then just BOOM. The whole building just went crazy and everyone started running like crazy. Whoa.

Norm Peterson 08-23-2011 01:19 PM

East Coast earthquake
If you felt it, where were/are you and how noticeable was it?

Did you recognize it for what it was?


Alec 08-23-2011 01:26 PM

I thought it was ****ing awesome. Was sitting at my desk at work and the whole building started shaking, like I was on a message chair. Thought I was going crazy/tripping but then realized. Everyone is flipping out and cell phones are sporadically working

Blacksmoke 08-23-2011 01:31 PM

I was watching a Rebel that had got a hold of gadaffi's hat, gold necklaces, and staff looking thing and laughing and saying how he was going to give it to his dad and all of a sudden they broke in that live interview with the news of the earthquake.

I hope everyone is safe and hope the damage is not bad.
Bad earthquake damage and a big hurricane if the one on its way to the east coast hits, would mean big trouble.

I hope no one was seriously injured or killed in the earthquake.
Reports said 5.9-6.0 on the scale.
Very LARGE compared to most that hit that side of the country.
Big enough to cause bad damage to bridges etc.
Again would be BAD when you add a hurricane to the mix.
Not to mention differences in the terrain and possible much more danger in flooding.

Hopefully there is no bad damage to structures.

My prayers to everyone.

Also heard how people in D.C. felt it and caused panic thinking it was a terrorist attack with it being so close to the 10th anniversary.
I'm sure that was very frightening to those there.

HT 08-23-2011 01:31 PM

I've heard they felt it in western NC, nothing here in Clemson, SC (upstate).

Alec 08-23-2011 01:32 PM

Apparently there's a lot of flash mobs downtown Philly and gas leaks and shizz

kast1376 08-23-2011 01:34 PM


Starter quake! ;)

Hope everyone over there is OK.

SwtPnyChick 08-23-2011 01:35 PM

I hope everyone is ok! Don't forget about aftershocks, sometimes they are worse than the real deal.

2k1gt 08-23-2011 01:48 PM

I felt it all the way down in Georgia. I thought I was going crazy at first. It wasn't hardly noticeable thought. I grew up in DC so my facebook news feed is blowing up right now.

Norm Peterson 08-23-2011 01:48 PM

A couple of minutes after the building stopped shaking here, they chased us all out for 10 - 15 minutes.

The shaking went on for several seconds - like maybe 20 or 30 - long enough to first wonder why it wasn't stopping, then realize what it was, then get up and talk to the guy in the cube across the aisle, walk over to a doorway, and watch/listen to the blinds rattling against the conference room windows. Spooky.


rollintechno 08-23-2011 01:56 PM

I am 30 miles away in Atlee, Va and it shook the **** outta my office building. There is some structural damage. My mom-in-law was 10-15 miles away in Motpelier, VA and it knocked everything off the walls.

pascal 08-23-2011 01:59 PM

How many threads are we gonna see about that I wonder...

Norm Peterson 08-23-2011 02:08 PM

Feel free to merge them.


ChalknCover 08-23-2011 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Blacksmoke (Post 7664157)
Also heard how people in D.C. felt it and caused panic thinking it was a terrorist attack with it being so close to the 10th anniversary.
I'm sure that was very frightening to those there.

That was actually one of my first thoughts, but it last too long for a bomb. But yes, the capitol, pentagon and other govt building were evacuated.

Blacksmoke 08-23-2011 02:11 PM

Wow that Shepard guy on Fox was being a DICK about it.
He was talking about how everyone in D.C. was freaking out for nothing and it was no big deal. At first he was REALLY an ahole about it.

Then he toned it down and acted like he was just trying to help people not to panic.
But NO QUESTION at first he sounded like like a think he knows it all douche that was ridiculing people for being frightened at first in D.C.

How the duck were they supposed to know that WHEN it happened?
His ridicule toned voice when talking about people in the buildings that were
targeted in the 911 attacks "Freaking out", made me wanna curse that mofo out.
This guy did a good job of making himself look and sound like a douche bag, claymation looking, make-up faced, transvestite looking prick to me.

lizzyfan 08-23-2011 02:12 PM

2k1gt 08-23-2011 02:13 PM


Shepard Smith is awesome...

you're just jelly.

tightdogal 08-23-2011 02:15 PM

I think me and Norm's threads were posted at the same exact time. Merge em.

Blacksmoke 08-23-2011 02:16 PM

I think his face might very well be made of jelly lol!

I mean WOW a man does NOT need that much makeup.
He literally looks like his face is made of clay.

Looks like if you stuck your finger on his cheek it would sink up to your knuckles.

ChalknCover 08-23-2011 02:16 PM

Bret was much better about it, but you could tell he was hyped up because he cuts Kelly off a few times. He is actually in DC, so he witnessed everything.

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