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SteelCityMom 08-23-2011 01:06 PM

Today's East Coast Quake
 
Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area

Posted: 2:01 pm EDT June 23, 2010Updated: 1:57 pm EDT August 23, 2011


PITTSBURGH -- A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking homes and businesses from Canada's capital in Ottawa on south to West Virginia.There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The midday quake was felt in Canada and in a number of U.S. states, including Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/24008129/detail.html

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This was so weird to feel. Was laying on the couch watching a movie, and felt slight shaking, and thought it was just my heart fluttering at first (and a slight nauseous feeling).

Anybody else feel this?

*Edit* Some of this info is incorrect...more updates below.

theplatypus 08-23-2011 01:16 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SCMom (Post 937808)
Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area

Posted: 2:01 pm EDT June 23, 2010Updated: 1:57 pm EDT August 23, 2011


PITTSBURGH -- A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking homes and businesses from Canada's capital in Ottawa on south to West Virginia.There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The midday quake was felt in Canada and in a number of U.S. states, including Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/24008129/detail.html


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This was so weird to feel. Was laying on the couch watching a movie, and felt slight shaking, and thought it was just my heart fluttering at first (and a slight nauseous feeling).

Anybody else feel this?



I've been through two in the past and it is a weird feeling.

SteelCityMom 08-23-2011 01:35 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
And apparently, this was not even close to the Ontario region. How they got that mixed up, I have no clue.

It hit in the DC area...and there were a lot more across the country, all the way up to Alaska.

http://gizmodo.com/5833640/earthquak...-united-states
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/helicorders.php

SteelCityMom 08-23-2011 01:41 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
A 5.9 magnitude quake center in Virginia rocks the East Coast, with tremors felt as far south as North Carolina, as far north as Buffalo and Boston, and as far west as Detroit.

Update at 2:36 p.m. ET: The Associated Press quotes the U.S. Wather Service as saying the quake says no tsunami is expected after the quake.

Update at 2:30 p.m. ET: The Washington Post quotes a a USGS official as saying, "We would certainly expect aftershocks."

Update at 2:29 p.m. ET: The USGS suggests that the quake is the largest to originate in Virginia since May 31, 1897.

Update at 2:26 p.m. ET: The USGS says the quake was centered at a depth of 4.6 miles.

Update at 2:18 p.m. ET: In "the East Coast you have this old hard, cold crust that does a lovely job of transmitting the waves," says Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "This large of an earthquake …. could definitely have been felt hundreds of miles away."

Update at 2:16 p.m. ET: Fox News reports that JFK airport has been shut down because of the quake.

Update at 2:15 p.m. ET: "It scared the heck out of me, I'm still shaking," said Joan Morris, spokewoman for the northern district of the Virginia Department of Transportation. A few minutes after the quake, there were no reports of damage to roads or bridges in the state, Morris said.

Update at 2:13 p.m. ET: The USGS now puts the magnitude of the quake at 5.9.

Update at 2:12 p.m. ET: The quake could be felt in McLean, Va., headquarters of USA TODAY. It caused the building to sway. Some items could be heard falling from shelves. A number of employees went left the building.

Update at 2:10 p.m. ET: NBC reports that the quake was centered nine miles from Mineral, Va., which is 100 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Says Doug Kammerer, meteorlogist with the NBC affiliate in Washington, calls the tremor a "very big earthquake for our area."

The quake struck around 1:15 p.m. ET and lasted for about 30 to 45 seconds.

There have been no reports of injuries or widespread damage.

Update at 2p.m. ET: Reuters reports a 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered near Mineral, Va., rocked the mid-Atlantic states and was felt as far north at Manhattan and as far south as North Carolina.

Update at 1:57 p.m. ET:The Associated Press reports that the Pentagon is being evacuated.

An apparent earthquake rocks Washington, D.C. area.

Fox news reports that several public buildings, including the Capitol, have been evacuated.

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...gton-dc-area/1

MACH1 08-23-2011 01:53 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
It was just obamas approval rating hitting the ground. :chuckle:

SteelCityMom 08-23-2011 01:56 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MACH1 (Post 937818)
It was just obamas approval rating hitting the ground. :chuckle:

:toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

steelfury02 08-23-2011 02:24 PM

Today's East Coast Quake
 
Anyone have any interesting experiences from today's earthquake?

I thought people would find it hilarious that there was a picture of my niece in a Troy jersey and my wife's Wizard of Oz decoration fell off my fireplace mantle. The picture was fine but Dorothy lost her head lol.

Buddha Bus 08-23-2011 02:42 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MACH1 (Post 937818)
It was just obamas approval rating hitting the ground. :chuckle:

You didn't unzip your pants, did you MACH? :chuckle:

BIGNASTY91 08-23-2011 02:46 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
It was certainly felt here in NC. I didnt know what in the world was going on?

steelax04 08-23-2011 02:47 PM

Re: Magnitude-5.0 Earthquake Felt In Pittsburgh Area
 
I work in downtown Richmond and nothing crazy to report. We just evacuated and then were sent home since we didn't get building clearance from the engineers.

Some good swaying and shaking for about 20 seconds or so.

Here's our local news stations:
http://www.nbc12.com/
http://www.wtvr.com/
http://www.wric.com/
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/


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