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Old Aug 23, 11, 1:25 pm   #1
 
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East Coast earthquake

News is saying it was 5.8, epicenter near Richmond, VA.

Hope everyone is OK.

I felt my office building sway gently in Boston.
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Old Aug 23, 11, 1:29 pm   #2
 
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Towers evacuated at EWR/JFK/LGA

My husband was home and he said the dog felt it and reacted before he felt it. Said the house shook for about 15 secs and we are in NJ.
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Old Aug 23, 11, 1:41 pm   #3
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5.9 earthquake hits DC area

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/23...ashington-d-c/

Apparently planes have been grounded for a bit, but there appears so far to be no severe damage or injuries.
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DCA/IAD now operating normally.

North Anna Nuclear Power Plant (in the same county as the epicenter) shut down automatically.
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Quite a few east coast airports showing FAA delays at the moment. Ground stops in DCA, EWR & JFK. PHL showing delays 46 minutes to 1 hour & increasing due to OTHER:EARTHQUAKE.
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Apart from some minor structural damage to the Cathedral, and sensible precautionary evacuation of buildings, the biggest issue appears to be jammed cell-phone networks.

And ... breathe ...
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DCA and IAD have reopened.

My office is in Rosslyn. Nothing like watching the Wilson Blvd. towers (USA Today building) shake. Damage to the National Cathedral.
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I didn't feel a thing here in NYC. I'm ordering "I survived the NY earthquake of 2011" T-Shirts to sell.
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Since this is not a link to and discussion of a news story, per http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/newss...elsewhere.html I will move to the appropriate regional forum.

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Old Aug 23, 11, 4:01 pm   #10
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Apart from some minor structural damage to the Cathedral, and sensible precautionary evacuation of buildings, the biggest issue appears to be jammed cell-phone networks.

And ... breathe ...
Sensible? Overboard, IMO
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i'm from DC but live in LA now. i can't imagine what it was like. i talked to a lot of my friends who were freaking out. good to know everyone is OK.
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Sensible? Overboard, IMO


By the time the shaking stops, the danger is pretty much over.
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Sensible? Overboard, IMO
I'm three miles from the epicenter and it was more than just a little rumble. A bit overboard in DC but everything in DC is always blown out of proportion.
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Old Aug 23, 11, 8:43 pm   #14
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Some Schools are closed tomorrow in MD and other places, but these are not on top of the epicenter. Mostly for structural engineers to walk the property and check for damage.

Gotta say those structural engineers hit the jackpot today!
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I heard someone in the DC media last night use the term "duck and cover" when talking about how one should act in an earthquake.
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