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    It lit up the PNW seismographs a short time later:

    http://www.pnsn.org/WEBICORDER/BETTE...web/index.html

    A look at several sites' 6 hour charts shows the same noise pattern all over Washington and Oregon. Fascinating stuff.

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    Felt the quake here in Norfolk VA very strongly, the LARGE building shook, rattled steel sway braces in the overhead, shook the ground. Had one smaller shock, followed quickly by a major shock.

    "Here" is Navy Base Norfolk, BTW. Area building is on is fill in the bay.

    Steve

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    • #3
      Epicenter was about 20 miles north of me. Good 45 seconds of serious shaking, a few things fell off shelves, no apparent damage. And here we are preparing for a direct hurricane strike in a few days...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ZOKDmorj0

      allan

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      • #4
        Wow.... War, recession, flood, drought, tornado, hurricaine, earthquake.

        Sure am glad I'm not president.
        Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
        ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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        • #5
          Weston me too! I can't think of a good reason to want to do that other than to sleep with Mrs Obama.

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          • #6
            Why Weston? You could be on a 2 week vacation at a exclusive estate!No worries except on raising money for the next election..

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            • #7
              Wow - we went from science to porn and politics in 5 posts. That might be a new HSM record.

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              • #8
                Ahhhhh.... Thers's a difference between being president and being the president. I suspect that whoever were president would have his hands full about now. The other guy, the one Paris Hilton referred to as the "old wrinkly white guy", is probably counting his blessings at the moment. How he would have done is all conjecture at this point and not worth discussion. Discussion about the current guy becomes political and this is not the place for that. I'm just happy that I don't have the job.
                Weston Bye - Author, The Mechatronist column, Digital Machinist magazine
                ~Practitioner of the Electromechanical Arts~

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kitno455
                  Epicenter was about 20 miles north of me. Good 45 seconds of serious shaking, a few things fell off shelves, no apparent damage. And here we are preparing for a direct hurricane strike in a few days...
                  Cue the locusts!

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                  • #10
                    Quote by Kitno455:
                    [Epicenter was about 20 miles north of me. Good 45 seconds of serious shaking, a few things fell off shelves, no apparent damage. And here we are preparing for a direct hurricane strike in a few days...]

                    Just consider it a practice run.., Have fun.
                    I cut it twice, and it's still too short!
                    Scott

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                    • #11
                      Read from a yooper (Upper Penninsula, Michigan for our off-shore friends) today that they got rattled a bit, too. That's about the farthest I've seen yet where it was felt.

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                      • #12
                        Well, we just had another little after shock here; enough to rattle the windows a bit and make the dogs look up.

                        Tom
                        Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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                        • #13
                          Damn! I was out riding my motorcycle and missed the whole thing.

                          Steve

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                          • #14
                            Seems like an odd place for a large earthquake. The only geology that suggests them is the old meteor crater in Chesapeake Bay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesape...impact_crater), and the fact that Virginia rafted up against West Virginia to form the Blue Ridge Mountains that run along the state line and up through Pennsylvania.

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                            • #15
                              My parents live in Goochland (suburb of Richmond) -- about 20 miles from the epicenter. My Dad said the house shook for about 20 seconds, but nothing fell off the walls.

                              My Mom was playing golf at the time. She said her 4-some paused until the quake was over, and played through
                              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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