<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ade903</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2977157"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yeah, you typically don't feel them when you are driving...</div>
All the poorly-positioned knick-knacks in my room are in the same place there were when I left. Maybe it missed this area.
check out this link (you'll see how uncommon they are compared to CA): <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/" target="_blank">http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/</a>
All my cats stood stock still and got huge eyes. Then the quake stopped and they went back to normal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""><br>
But nothing fell here, just was shaky for a minute or so and then stopped.<br>
We're going to have fun at work today because I work in an elevator company call center. ahah
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Poppy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2977165"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They shut down the nuclear power plant at Lake Anna.</div>
DANG. I'm watching the news but thats good they are taking precautions!! Stay safe! I have never felt one, it did feel like it went on forever! I dont even know what to do in this type of situation. The news said to check your water heater and all that to make sure its all good. I dont know, man!!
I live/work outside of DC. We felt it. Our office building shook for what seemed like a while. There didn't seem to be any damage, but they made the whole (huge) complex leave early so they can make sure everything is safe. Mainly because I work at a research center and there are chemicals, gas lines, etc that need to be checked. Crazy stuff...<br><br>
Poppy, glad you're ok!
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Scorpius</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2977153"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm in MA, everyone on facebook is talking about it....I didn't feel it. Maybe because I was driving?</div>
I was driving but stopped at a red light. My whole car started shaking like crazy and I thought it was my transmission about to blow up. My mom was driving and didn't feel a thing.
Now, I understand that this is not a usual thing here, and I also understand that a 5.9 breaks all recorded history for the East Coast,, however, is it REALLY a requirement to make such a big thing out of it? REALLY??????<br><br>
We were actually told by the police shortly after the shaking that we had to exit the building until it was considered safe....<br><br>
Ok, I know the buildings are not designed to shake here, but there was no damage to speak of (a steeple came down from a church in Baltimore but that was it) So, why must we be subjected to 300 channels of around the clock coverage for a non event????<br><br>
The only differences between here and the west coast would be building codes. Here we are not designed to shake, there they are. Here (as in two years ago) our homes can handle 4 ft of snow on the roof, that would bring most California homes down.<br><br>
Thats really all that needed to be said, we dont need the pictures of where the quake was centered, or the fly over of non damaged areas, or the constant excited reporting about how incredible this event was.<br><br>
Does anyone else that lives in the area feel the same? like, Big dang deal. We shook, we stopped, now lets get back to work..
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