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5.9 Magnitude Quake Rocks Washington D.C. Region

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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Injuries reported warnings of more shocks from usgs:



WASHINGTON (August 23, 2011)--) - A District of Columbia fire department spokesman said there are numerous injuries as a result of an earthquake that struck Tuesday near the nation's capital, but so far there are no reports of serious injuries or deaths.

Meanwhile U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Don Blakeman says people on the East Coast should be ready for aftershocks after the magnitude-5.9 earthquake, which struck at 12:51 p.m. CDT and was centered in central Virginia.

DC Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said numerous buildings have been damaged, including the Ecuadorian embassy and a handful of schools.

He said thousands of people are milling about downtown after evacuating their buildings.

If a building has not sustained structural damage, the safest thing to do is to shelter in place, he said.

Piringer says all city fire trucks and ambulances were deployed in response to the earthquake and those that aren't responding to calls are driving around and looking for structural damage, injured people and other emergencies.

Federal officials said two nuclear reactors at the nearby North Anna Power Station were automatically taken off line by safety systems around the time of the earthquake, but no damage has been reported at the facility.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Roger Hannah says the plant is being run off of four emergency diesel generators, which are supplying power for critical safety equipment.

The National Weather Service says no tsunami is expected.

KWTC

Prayers for all.

Elf




posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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You know what's next right?





posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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so the Washington monuments tilting eh?

someone should get one of those BIG pharmacy lobbyist to contact the Viagra distributors... help it get upright again!



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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They knock over towers.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by karen61057
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Thats another thing. All the land lines are working ok but the cell service is come and go. One minute you can make a call the next you just get busy signals. How do EQ's effect cell phones? I am in Virginia about 150 miles from the epicenter.


Earthquakes don't... MASSIVE call volume does.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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My God! How devastating! A 5.9!!!!!!! Argh!!!!! The whole population of the East Coast will now require counseling for PTSD, the poor dears. Here's how it went down for one of the victims:




posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by Dilligaf28
I had the distinct displeasure of being on the phone with one of my dearest friends in Orange VA when the quake struck. There was a noise and I asked "what is that sound"...her response was one of the most terrified screams I've ever heard. She was screaming "boys get in here now" and the phone went dead.

It took about ten minutes to get back through to her. She and my god children are safe thank god. Something she said seriously worried me though so I thought I would turn to ATS for some help. She said the local media is reporting a "crack" in a nuclear power plant about an hour and a half or so away from her home.

I've checked the web and I see that there is an "event" at the nuclear power plant. I would like to know if any locals there have heard the word "crack" or if she just misheard the news.


Can you tell us who the "local media" would be? With specific names e could research their news-castings and blogs online.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Let's hope not.


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Feel superior now?

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by paradisepurple
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I was thinking the same, the hurricane doesn't seem to be big news here on ATS... Even amongst the members on the East Coast... I would be worried if it was heading in my direction, it's like this quake is a massive distraction.


We DO hurricanes on the East Coast though. Earthquakes are a novelty.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by rtcctr
Something is off with the reports,I live in southeast ct and i didnt feel anything but supposedly boston mass felt it....
If you draw a line from epicenter to boston I live on the line.How did it skip me?



That's really weird, although it does depend on what you were doing at the time it hit ...

I have lived through several really awful (California) earthquakes and many, many 3.0 - 5.5 tremors.
I am now in South Jersey visiting family and I felt this one the second it started ... I just knew.

You CANNOT feel it if you are in the shower with the water running on you as the water disorients you, or when actively swimming, or while driving in a car, truck, etc. ... unless it's greater than 7.0
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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Damn! Already 35 pages??? Crazy!!!

Yep, felt it all over Montreal city, Quebec.Evidently as did other Canadian regions.

And I see people talking about migraines and such??? Funny cause I was knocked to bed by an hawful one last night:
following a couple of moderate ones three days before. Even my sister felt nauseated for the last two days. Could there really be something to this? Very puzzling

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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Thanks for replying,and in answer,I don't know.

I found this,hope it's not already here somewhere,but hope someone can help me make some sense of it..

www.haarp.alaska.edu...



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by pcrobotwolf

Originally posted by SevenOhhTwo

Originally posted by SeventhSeal
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I think the point is that people are overreacting. I was startled and for about a minute, a bit freaked out but then got excited we got to experience a tremor. But really, 200,000 died in Haiti and thousands perished in Japan. What happened here? A plate fell out of someones cabinet?


Absolutely agreed, i just can't stand how many ignorant posts, especially the people from California.. Posts like "I laugh at your guys' 5.9 earthquake we always get them here".. Ummmm no you fuc**** don't..
hi i guess you missed my post showing that in fact we do so heres your proof now To all the people claiming Cali hasn't had a quake in years here's a link newsjunkiepost.com... yeah and we didn't freak out about it the article is from Jun 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm so please if you don't know what your talking about please do us a favor and dont post stuff you have no clue about
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The reason you "didnt freak out about it" was because nobody felt it.. Your article states that the quakes epicenter was in a deserted part of the state.. The nearest majorly populated area was 86 miles away in San Diego.. If it happened say in San Diego then i can see your point. The earthquakes epicenter today was in Richmond, Virginia.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by patternfinder
don't know if this means anything....just sayin




www.israeltoday.co.il...


Israeli seismologists simulated an earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale by setting off 80 tons of explosives in the middle of Israel's Negev Desert on Wednesday morning. The explosion was used to test seismic and acoustic sensors in Israel and other Mediterranean nations as far away as France. Earthquakes of that magnitude are not severe and occur in the region about once a week. Most are not felt by Israelis and the residents of surrounding nations. Israel does, however, sit on the volatile Syrian-Africa Rift, and experts believe a major earthquake will hit the region in the coming years.


Ahem. So you're saying they tested it out in 2009 and now in 2011, the effects reached here in the US?

Or, maybe you simply missed the date the article was published lol.



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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I've been trying to get back through to her to get more information but I've had no luck. They live in a town called Orange. Its about 25 miles from Charlottsville. (sp?) I'm guessing it was one of the affiliates in Charlottsville.

Attention a lot of people on this thread:

It would be nice if before we all began screaming HAARP or Elenin or Racism if we took a little time to coordinate an effort to determine if a crack is present in a nuclear reactor. I think that a potentially cracked reactor would be something of a bit more concern than outlandish theories.

And now the chemmies are here! I wonder if people are thinking "oh gee something big is going on maybe my conspiracy theory can be validated somehow by this" Get over it people focus on whats real before you reach out into the realms of paranoia and make believe.
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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by SevenOhhTwo

Originally posted by pcrobotwolf

Originally posted by SevenOhhTwo

Originally posted by SeventhSeal
reply to post by SevenOhhTwo
 


I think the point is that people are overreacting. I was startled and for about a minute, a bit freaked out but then got excited we got to experience a tremor. But really, 200,000 died in Haiti and thousands perished in Japan. What happened here? A plate fell out of someones cabinet?


Absolutely agreed, i just can't stand how many ignorant posts, especially the people from California.. Posts like "I laugh at your guys' 5.9 earthquake we always get them here".. Ummmm no you fuc**** don't..
hi i guess you missed my post showing that in fact we do so heres your proof now To all the people claiming Cali hasn't had a quake in years here's a link newsjunkiepost.com... yeah and we didn't freak out about it the article is from Jun 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm so please if you don't know what your talking about please do us a favor and dont post stuff you have no clue about
edit on 23-8-2011 by pcrobotwolf because: (no reason given)

The reason you "didnt freak out about it" was because nobody felt it.. Your article states that the quakes epicenter was in a deserted part of the state.. The nearest majorly populated area was 86 miles away in San Diego.. If it happened say in San Diego then i can see your point. The earthquakes epicenter today was in Richmond, Virginia.



WRONG... MINERAL, VA



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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In fact, they are reporting just now that the National Cathedral has sustained damage.


I hope that the Darth Vader grotesque did not fall off! That is a national landmark!



Courtesy: nationalcathedral.org



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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This thread is soaring so once again we have nuclear shut down reported on HLN and I'm looking for the details now. 8 miles from the epicenter.
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posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by Hillbilly123069
You know what's next right?





HAHAHa Awesome....That same thought crossed my mind but geeez let's hope not....



posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Hahahahah. I love it. Should poke more fun at those who truly believe this is the end of the world.

Zomgies, tremors!



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