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5.9 Magnitude Quake Rocks Washington D.C. Region

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by ColoradoJens
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Yes indeed. I didn't see Colorado's 5.3?

CJ


The Colorado quake was 12 hours ago..




posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Updates:

Mayor Bloomberg: There are no reports of "significant damage or injuries" in New York City at this time.

Pieces have fallen from the National Cathedral in DC, per report; structural assessment underway


Bloomberg to hold news conference at 4pm



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by glowingorbs
Earthquake, Strongest in Decades, Hits Colorado

An earthquake with a 5.3 magnitude, struck Colorado late Monday in an area of the U.S. where quakes are relatively rare, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

The quake, the largest in the state in around 40 years, struck near midnight Monday night 180 miles south of Denver and 20 miles northwest of Raton, New Mexico, at a depth of 2.5 miles.

Interesting turn of events.



Yeah, just saw that. Apparently, the Colorado quake happened earlier than the Virginia one. No idea if they are related. Maybe the shaking from the western one kicked of the eastern one.

news.yahoo.com...

By STEVEN K. PAULSON - Associated Press | AP – 2 hrs 41 mins ago

DENVER (AP) — The strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were reported as aftershocks continued Tuesday.
"Here we go again, there's another one starting. We got to get out of here," said Garry Ringo, owner of Ringo's Super Trading Post in the small town of Segundo, Colo., as bottles on shelves rattled in the background during an interview with The Associated Press.
Ringo estimated he lost thousands of dollars' worth of liquor and soda.
The magnitude 5.3 quake hit at 11:46 p.m. MDT Monday about nine miles southwest of Trinidad, or 180 miles south of Denver, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden. It had an estimated depth of 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) and was felt in a relatively large area of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.
Las Animas County Sheriff Jim Casias said Colorado authorities were assessing damage and so far had reported a porch collapse and a partially collapsed roof. No injuries had been reported, he said.
"As I had one lady tell me, 'Sheriff, maybe the world's coming to an end.' All I mentioned to her is that someday it will," Casias said.
Dozens of residents in Trinidad, a town of 9,000 people, and in northern New Mexico called the USGS to report the shaking. Others called from Colorado Springs, Colo., about 130 miles north of the epicenter, said geophysicist Shengzao Chen.
Minor aftershocks continued Tuesday in the relatively sparsely populated area that the USGS says is not known for major quakes or active faults. Theresa James, manager of Ringo's Super Trading Post, said a small swarm lasting three days hit the area last summer. Segundo is a former coal mining town of about 100 people.
USGS geophysicist Jessica Sigala said Monday's earthquake damaged chimneys, cracked walls and knocked items off shelves.
Minor rockslides were reported on Colorado Highway 12 and Interstate 25, but both highways remained open, a Las Animas County Sheriff's Office dispatcher said Tuesday.
The dispatcher, who would only give her first name as Kristina, said she was working when the earthquake hit near midnight.
"Everything was shaking, but we had no power loss," she said.
"I thought maybe a car had hit my house," said 70-year-old Trinidad resident Nadine Baca. "Then I called my son and he said it was the third (quake) today."
Cathy Gutierrez of Raton, N.M., about 20 miles south of Trinidad, told The Associated Press Tuesday that she felt two earthquakes, one around 5:30 p.m. Monday and the big earthquake just before midnight.
"My bed shook with all my pictures. It just went back and forth. I thought someone hit my house. I ran outside. We've had some before (earthquakes), but never this strong," Gutierrez said. "It was a very scary feeling."
Ron Thompson, mine manager with New Elk Mine about 30 miles west of Trinidad, said coal miners 300 to 800 feet underground didn't feel anything but crews above ground and at the company office in Trinidad, where he was at the time, did.
"Not real exciting, but it got your attention," he said of the shallow quake.
The quake was the largest in Colorado since a magnitude-5.3 temblor was recorded in Denver's northern suburbs in 1967, said Paul Earle of the USGS.
Sigala said the area occasionally has swarms of earthquakes, some lasting days or weeks, but Monday's temblor was unusual.
"A 5.3 is big for Colorado," she said.
About a dozen smaller temblors were recorded in the area in August and September 2001, Sigala said.
She said some people blamed that swarm on oil drilling in the area but that later studies proved those fears unfounded.
Colorado is no stranger to earthquakes, but most are small and go unnoticed.
According to the USGS, an earthquake in 1882 was the first to cause damage in Denver and is believed to be the largest recorded in the state.
That quake was believed to be centered in the Front Range near what is now Rocky Mountain National Park. Its magnitude was estimated to be about 6.6 on the Richter scale. It was felt as far away as Salina, Kansas, and Salt Lake City.


Originally posted by tomten

Originally posted by ColoradoJens
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Yes indeed. I didn't see Colorado's 5.3?

CJ


The Colorado quake was 12 hours ago..



edit: good point. Didn't notice it was so long ago.
edit on 23-8-2011 by musicjunkie because: added 2nd quote



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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ROFLMAO!! Not to discredit anyone concerns- we felt it here in the Poconos. But that pic is worth a thousand in terms of calming effect and getting a sense fo the scope. Thanks of the chuckle!!



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Wonder if gas drilling has anything to do with earthquakes?



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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felt earthquake here in Toronto, shook my house! i thought i had vertigo!!! ontario experiences on average 100 a year, 5.9 is strong for here!!! comet elenin? nibiru? maybe not but its rare!!



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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I wonder if this is connected to the change in th "figure axis" of the earth caused by the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. These things are probably all interrelated.

I remember the 5.5 that hit the Ottowa region in 2010. I ran out of my room because our house in Toronto started to resonate with the waves from the earthquake and I thought one end (my end) of the house was going to collapse.


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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Skippy1138

Originally posted by atomicn


This is Gods way to show the white people that inhabit the region turn your wicked sinful ways.





So you're saying only white people sin?
That's pretty racist, isn't it?


Atomicn, take your racist garbage somewhere else, its not needed on this site...



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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I felt the floor in my house near Wilmington NC. gently roll for about (15 to 20) second with a very low level rumble. I thought it might have been a tremor. I looked up at my clock and it was around 2:00 PM EDT.
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I will add, My dog looked up, yawned and went back to sleep.
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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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When I listen to all the media outlets talking to seismologists, nearly ALL of them seemed very nervous and surprised and kinda dumbstruck.... very interesting... Hope to God this isn't a fore-shock....



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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I also felt it here in Ohio. I am in the southern part, right on the river. The Largest Earthquake in Ohio: 1937 March 09, Magnitude 5.4. Today is a new record for my state.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Canada here. Southern Ontario to be exact...which if you were to draw an average straight line between canada and the US, I would be in the US...Then again so would Toronto and Ottawa...SOOO...



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Felt it here in africa too, pretty big quake
, nah but i must've slept through it here in massachusetts.
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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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It was pretty interesting in NJ. I was just laying on my couch up against the wall, suddenly, no noise, the walls just started swaying back and forth, along with the couch and me, it was pretty damn cool to see that for the first time.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by Matrix Rising
Could it be Elenin?


Do not forget we are the 5th night right now. Until 18 of September if I am correct bad events could happen. I am not fear mongering, but according to the calendar it would fit exactly with what happened and the 3 quakes 7.0+ of vanatu.

To everyone do not let you heart get into, everything that happens and will happen is only suppose to be this way, everything has it's own reason.



Thruthseek3r



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Felt it in Warsaw, Ohio.. Confirmed that it was felt in Georgia too. The oddest feeling I've ever felt that is for sure.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Skippy1138

Originally posted by atomicn


This is Gods way to show the white people that inhabit the region turn your wicked sinful ways.





So you're saying only white people sin?
That's pretty racist, isn't it?


No, he is saying God only cares about white people's sins..



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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A nuclear power station in Virginia, near the earthquake epicenter, lost power but is on reserves, officials say via CNN
news.blogs.cnn.com...



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Bah, probably felt it then and thought it was a passing truck. Such is life in wormtown. Haven't felt a good quake since I was in Seattle back in '99.



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