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    Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    It's all over Twitter already. Search for "Earthquake in DC"

    Here's a link to the USGS site http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...qe6x3.php#maps

    (United States Geological Survey)


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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    We had to evacuate my office. Everyone is outside in downtown DC. Felt like I was on a boat.



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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    Initial indications show it was very shallow, ~3.7 miles deep.

    Twitter indicates that it may have been felt as far north as Boston area and even west into Ohio, not sure on southern extent but I would expect at least reaching Georgia. Ground in some of those areas is very wet and IIRC that would allow the waves to travel much easier along the surface.



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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    Has been upgraded to 5.9 that occurred at 1:51pm eastern...

    Depth now being shown that it may have been less than 1 mile, however some additional refinement of that is likely.



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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    Definitely felt it here in South Carolina



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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    How does depth affect range and damage? Would a shallow earthquake like this one (based on earlier posts calling this one shallow) be felt farther away or cause more damage?


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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    I've got a friend in North Atlanta that felt it.


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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    We had one last night in Colorado, supposedly. I didn't feel it.



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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    Mother-in-law works for NOAA. Can't get a hold of her due to all circuits busy as high hell.

    What are the odds that Colorado and DC have an earthquake on the same day?



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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    Shake map and the 'Did you Feel it' maps now available:

    Magnitude 5.9 - VIRGINIA



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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    P.J. Farmer rocks!

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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Mother-in-law works for NOAA. Can't get a hold of her due to all circuits busy as high hell.

    What are the odds that Colorado and DC have an earthquake on the same day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Mother-in-law works for NOAA. Can't get a hold of her due to all circuits busy as high hell.

    What are the odds that Colorado and DC have an earthquake on the same day?
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    Re: Breaking: Earthquake Hits East Coast Near DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    We had one last night in Colorado, supposedly. I didn't feel it.
    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Mother-in-law works for NOAA. Can't get a hold of her due to all circuits busy as high hell.

    What are the odds that Colorado and DC have an earthquake on the same day?
    I just saw a NYT article about the Colorado quake and was about to post.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/us/24earthquake.html

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    DENVER — The largest natural earthquake in Colorado in more than a century struck Monday night in the state’s southeast corner, but there had been no reports of damage or injuries.

    The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 and centered about nine miles from the city of Trinidad, hit at 11:46 p.m. local time. It was felt as far away as Greeley, about 350 miles north, and into Kansas and New Mexico, said Julie Dutton, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo.


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