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    EARTHQUAKE - Everybody OK?

    First reported as 5.8, now updated to 6.0 earthquake centered in Mineral, Va. Lasted maybe 10 seconds - probably less. Fox is saying 25 seconds, but they have got to be wrong.

    Everybody OK?

    Fox is saying DC is evacuating all the federal buildings, and it was felt as far away as Boston.

    Fun tmes!

    Who needs help?

    stay safe.
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    I'm in Dahlgren, felt two or three waves, could have easily been a total of 20 - 25 seconds.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...sc0005ild.html

    First time for that... wow.

    TFred

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    It lasted at least 20 seconds here Skid.

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    Lasted about 45 secs total for me in NOVA, the real big part only lasted about 10 secs then died off quickly but it built up for a good 30 secs before it got rough. Cracked the concrete for my front stoop >.<

    My father in law lives not far from Mineral, I'll have to check up on him....
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    Hope everyones family is ok but God has real bad timing considering all of congress and the pres are on vacation. Maybe we can spin this to show it was Gods way of punishing DC for their anti-gun policies.

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    The breakers tripped at Anna. I wonder if Wyche wet his pants

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    It lasted about a minute here, I thought it was strange that the house was shaking and there were no bombing sounds from the Ft Bragg. I stopped the light fixture from moving a good minute afterwards and it started to sway again. About 5 minutes before it stopped completely.

    Funny thing is I thought we were about due. About a month ago I was working on a knife and balancing it on the pommel when I noticed it ocilating. I stopped it and it kept doing it, it has been doing it for some time when I balance it. It is now motionless since the quake settled.

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    It is being reported that this was not an earthquake....

    It was just the value of the dollar hitting rock bottom as a result of Obama and his policies.

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    I grabbed my Glock and ran out the front door. I didn't know WTF was going on.

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    I'll bet the Kalifornians are on the floor laughing at us. It's all over the news.

    I'd better take the ATV to the river and watch for Tsunamis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscottie View Post
    It is being reported that this was not an earthquake....

    It was just the value of the dollar hitting rock bottom as a result of Obama and his policies.
    Can I borrow that... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    Can I borrow that... LOL
    Me too?

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    It was felt here in Blacksburg, but I didn't feel anything for more than just a few seconds. I said to my self "Was that an earthquake?" and then thought "No, it couldn't have been one. It must have just been the fat guy in the apartment above me finally getting out of bed."

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    My friends working in Charlottesville said they were clearing their 3 story building to check for structural damage! They did tell me that it didn't feel all that bad to them so I guess the mgt is just being cautious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    The breakers tripped at Anna. I wonder if Wyche wet his pants
    WRVA Radio is reporting that Surry has also been shut down.

    Lots of spotty reports with little actual confirmation.

    Anybody notice commie transport planes dropping Cuban parachutists or anything like that?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    Can I borrow that... LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Me too?
    Sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter45 View Post
    I grabbed my Glock and ran out the front door. I didn't know WTF was going on.
    Get in door jam first. Then when shaking stops evac. Been in too many quakes to count being from socal.

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    Musta been the Tea Partiers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscottie View Post
    It is being reported that this was not an earthquake....

    It was just the value of the dollar hitting rock bottom as a result of Obama and his policies.
    LMFAO!!!!


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    was on the 5th floor of Riverside Hopspital. My bed was rolling around the room a little bit. Was pretty freaky.

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    Wink I heard the Whithouse just released a statement.

    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe13 View Post
    Musta been the Tea Partiers....

    Roscoe
    This is not Obamas FAULT........ It was left there by the prior administration.

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    sorry

    That should have been Whitehouse.
    I was laughing too damn hard to type.

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    I was driving home from a quick shopping trip - being in the car, I didn't feel it. My son was home alone, and called me as soon as he figured out the sounds were not people knocking on the door or the washer spinning off-balance. No apparent damage, and my son calmed right down after a couple of popsicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    I'm in Dahlgren, felt two or three waves, could have easily been a total of 20 - 25 seconds.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...sc0005ild.html

    First time for that... wow.

    TFred
    You work there? I spent all Summer up there.


    I was at the range with two other people. They were sitting down shooting and felt the concrete floor and wooden shelter swaying. I was walking across the parking lot and didn't feel a thing.
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    School I am working the election at shook pretty bad. Everything back to normal.
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