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Originally posted by angelchanneller
reply to post by air101
Do not mind this. The US does an infrastructure test after a major geological event, mainly because of our insurance companies and, the citizens secondarily. Sorry, it is true.
This is your first big one for a long while, and do not let them get you down. With tight bedrock and plates, this feels bad and it does more damage to unstable infrastructure. The rolling is worse than the shaking for your property, depending on when it was built.
I do not care what pontificating happens on this thread....this is a first for us all. Unless someone has found some cave wall findings that they have been holding back on us...this is a first. And for now, f*ck the extrapolations.
Let these people find their own knowledge, in their way. We will not regret it. They are seeing things on the ground that is vital to the human story. Things we cannot see.
They are not getting me down in any way. I live in Bridgeport, Connecticut and didn't really feel it much. Sure after everything was said and done maybe some of us over reacted but I look at it as being ready and having a plan considering the last one was so long ago.
It was a well welcomed wake up call. Well welcomed cause as far as I know, know one died from this event and made us realize it can happen here too with no warning. My local news has been talking about great survival tips and we are doing each and everything they recommended, took it farther by planning safer routs back to home like avoiding bridges.
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
I havent gone thru all the posts but heres a joke and my disclaimer is I heard it thru the grapevine and dont know where it originated.
"Anyway the Weather Department says it's was an Unknown Fault that caused it, they plan to name it after the President, Obama's Fault!"
The earthquake's origin was determined to be a cemetary just outside of Washington D.C. You know, the one the Founding Fathers are buried in? Seems they all turned over in their graves at the same time.
Mineral, VA - The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck Virginia on Tuesday was the largest on the East Coast since one of the same strength in New York in 1944, according to the U.S. Geological Service. It was the largest in Virginia since a 5.9 temblor in 1897. The largest East Coast quake on record was a 7.3 in South Carolina in 1886.
Washington Monument top cracked by earthquake
The National Park Service says engineers have found a crack near the top of the Washington Monument presumably caused by a magnitude-5.8 earthquake that shook the East Coast.
Park service spokesman Bill Line said Tuesday night that structural engineers found the crack where the 555-foot landmark narrows considerably.
He says the monument will be closed indefinitely to keep the public safe.
An outside engineering service will study the crack on Wednesday.
The 91,000-ton monument is made of Maryland marble.