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23 August 2011 @ 11:31 am
Shake shake shake!  
Word is that there was a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia a few minutes ago. That's a sizable shake even by California standards, and back East, the waves travel a lot farther. Any of you Easterners feel the shakin'? Any damage?

The USGS has a quake site where you can make reports, but I'm at work and don't have it bookmarked.

Hope everyone's all right and isn't too freaked out. You guys getting quakes is like us getting blizzards.
The Weasel Kingtheweaselking on August 23rd, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Iridium Wolfiridium_wolf on August 23rd, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, I felt it, damn did I feel it.

And yes, reported it to USGS, my dad used to work there so I knew about it.

No damage here, just a lot of frazzled nerves, mine included. Hope my cats are okay.
Echobunny: dance dance bunnykores_rabbit on August 23rd, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
For this specific quake: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c0005ild/us/form.en.disabled.html

We felt it in Hamilton and friends in Toronto and Peterborough did as well. Crazy rollin' quakes!
ab3ndab3nd on August 23rd, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
I felt it in Massachusetts. It wasn't amazingly strong, but it made the shelves in my lab shake and a few precariously balanced things fall over.
Curious Coonhalfelf on August 23rd, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
We felt it in Cincinnati. Not so much, but enough that the building shivered.
godhigodhi on August 26th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
Shake, Shake...
I once had an encounter at the '86 World Science Fiction Convention in Atlanta with a fellow fan from Kansas.
Upon noticing that I was from California, he asked me, "Aren't you afraid of earthquakes?"

My response was: "You live in Kansas. I would rather stand in a doorway and have my house collapse around me in an earthquake than have the entire house picked up and hurled away by a tornado!"