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ToddK

 

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Earthquake in USA 

WHOAAA!!!!!!!!!

I just got woken up by a 5.9 earthquake. i am near Washington D.C.

Im now bracing for aftershocks, and checking my house for stress cracks.

I cannot believe this is happening.

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rombsix

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

Oh crap! God be with you and your family...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 18:44:58
 
El Kiko

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

its this in the last hour or so .......

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usc0005ild.php

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 18:54:20
 
Gummy

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

I felt it at work in Rocky Mount, NC. Must have been a good shaking up there...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 18:55:13
 
Elie

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

hope you and your family are all fine.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 18:58:03
 
Don Dionisio

 

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

I felt it in Raleigh, NC too. I hope you're ok.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 19:14:28
 
GuitarVlog

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

Hope all is well.

5.9 is mild by California standards but you folks are not as prepared as we are. Your buildings are probably more vulnerable. I believe brick construction is still popular in your area. Our construction standards and retrofit requirements help us better deal with earthquakes.

Living in (regular) earthquake country is why I use Hercules guitar wall-hangers.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 19:32:03

ToddK

 

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

We dont live in a brick home thank God.

So far, no sign of structural damage here.

But im watching the local news, and many brick buildings have come down
around the area.

Im terrified of a big aftershock, and the damage it could cause.

Im supposed to be at work teaching, but im afraid to drive over the 2 huge
bridges between here and there.

None of the structures here are built for this type of movement.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 19:42:03
 
GuitarVlog

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

Yeah. After the last two major earthquakes in the north and the south, all the highway flyovers were retrofitted or reconstructed to survive greater stress. Every now and then I'm in awe at how "hardened" the structures look.

The memory of our double-decker highways "pancaking" and crushing several commuters in the lower deck is still horribly vivid.

Look after yourself. Don't stop under bridges or structures.

It'll be interesting to see the USGS details after they've completed their analysis.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 19:50:32
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

I felt it up here in NY State while I was working... luckily didn't have a router in my hand. I was thinking "damn did that just happen? I must be going crazy".. turned on the radio and sure enough.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 20:35:44
 
Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

This is the first earthquake I've ever experienced. It was powerful and quite noisy even in Pittsburgh--170 miles from the epicenter. I had trouble standing and had to steady a shaking TV to keep it from falling. There's some damage up here.

Good luck, TK.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 21:17:06

ToddK

 

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

Yeah, im totally paranoid now. I can not relax.

I still keep thinking i feel things shaking.

This changes things, because now i realize, its a possible scenario
for this area.
Before today, i thought it wasnt a consideration, unless i moved to
the west coast.
But now it will be in the back of my mind that things could crumble around
me at any time.

Thats messed up

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 21:30:23
 
Gimar Yestra

 

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

**** man, I hope you all will be fine.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 21:41:04
 
Ramon Amira

 

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

I felt it in New York City. Luckily I lived in L.A. for years and I've been through worse, so this one didn't faze me.

My advice – keep your guitar in a good hard shell case – not on a stand!

Ramon

P.S. I thought that the shaking was out of compas.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 21:48:18
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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

hope you guys are ok....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 23 2011 22:57:08
 
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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

Didnt feel anything in Germany. Hope you guys are ok?!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 7:52:16
 
KMMI77

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

quote:

Yeah, im totally paranoid now. I can not relax.


That's understandable man. I have never been in an earthquake.

I've heard the ones that go up and down are worse than the ones that go side to side. Glad to hear you're Ok

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 9:55:36
 
machopicasso

 

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

quote:

I just got woken up by a 5.9 earthquake.


Yeah, I woke up to the earthquake, as well. I woke up because the bed was shaking, and then I was disappointed when I realized it wasn't on account of sex.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 10:29:19
 
Kate

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to KMMI77

Earthquakes are terrifying especially when they go on a long time and that noise from deeo down below the earth is unreal, it rattles the bones.

quote:

ORIGINAL: KMMI77
I've heard the ones that go up and down are worse than the ones that go side to side.


The last big one we had in Granada did both. First the walls rippled from side to side, then the noise changed and the ripples went from top to bottom. We didnt get much sleep that night !

Hope everyone is recovering the shock and no-one got hurt.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 13:06:10
 
chester

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to machopicasso

quote:

Yeah, I woke up to the earthquake, as well.


I know, right?

Late night ToddK?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 16:03:43
 
Patrick

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

On the West Coast we stir our coffee we 5.9’s

Actually there is a significant difference between East and West Coast U.S. earth quakes. On the West Coast, we have many active fault lines. When we have quakes, the energy dissipates quickly. Also the rock in our plates are hotter, so energy is somewhat dampened. We could have a 5.9 and not feel a thing just miles from the center.

The East Coast U.S. is different in that it has pretty much just one big plate. They have a lot of fault lines, but are very old and rigid. The rock in there plates is colder versus the West, so the energy is transmitted more efficiently. When a quake hits the East, the large, solid plate transfers the energy much farther. That’s why it was felt so far away.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 16:54:40
 
Estevan

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to Patrick

quote:

When a quake hits the East, the large, solid plate transfers the energy much farther. That’s why it was felt so far away.

We felt it very clearly in Toronto. ~~~~~

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 17:13:42
 
Patrick

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

Here’s an investment tip. Buy land in Idaho. Some day it will be beach front property.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 17:24:25
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to machopicasso

In the late '80s-early-'90s I lived half the time in Palo Alto, down the peninsula from San Francisco. One Sunday afternoon my girlfriend and I were dozing in bed. A sharp shock awakened us as the Hayward fault let go with a 5.9. The Hayward fault runs across the Bay and into the Palo Alto area.

Seconds later we were standing in the doorway, momentarily debating which to do first, move to the safety of the outdoors, or put on our clothes.

RNJ
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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to ToddK

I was at my bar last night talking with friends and there as an earthquake. Someone said hey I just got a text message that says there was just a 2.3 a minute ago. Oh really? wow, hey want a beer? No discussion.

I hardly notice the small ones if at all. Typical bay area. However my uncle in Arlington Virgina really noticed the one yesterday morning. As it was said a few posts up, be careful the buildings on the East coast are not made for bigger quakes.

Maybe the Mayan 2012 predictions are coming true!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 24 2011 17:55:56
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: Earthquake in USA (in reply to estebanana

Around 1990 I was driving from Santa Barbara where I lived at the time to Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino. Part of the route was along a two lane road through the Joshua Tree National Park where they made all the cheap western movies of the '30s through the '50s. You would recognize the rock formations where all those movie gunfights happened.

Isolated by the car's suspension I was unaware of the earthquake until I glanced up at the flank of the mountains and saw several house-sized boulders rolling down the slopes.

I turned on the car radio and happened to hit a Los Angeles rock 'n roll oldies station. The announcer said, "Yeah, the quake broke a water main which flooded I-5 close to the junction with I-10. The highway guys say they will start getting it repaired as soon as they can clear out all the surfers."

RNJ
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