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The Final Dakar
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Aug 23, 2011, 02:14 PM
 
Just felt the Virginia earthquake up here in Pennsylvania. That's a first in my lifetime. Of course, it was quite subdued and over before I was ever sure what was happening.
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 02:19 PM
 
Welcome to the quake club, Dakar. Funny, I've been predicting a major earthquake in California for years now, but they seem to be happening nearly everywhere else right now.

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Aug 23, 2011, 02:27 PM
 
Nice! I was unaware that you'd be able to feel it from that far away.

I was kind of hoping I'd feel a little tremor while I was in Cali a few weeks ago, but no luck.
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 02:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Welcome to the quake club, Dakar.
I don't know if I'd even count it. I was remarking to friends that my current abode experiences the same phenomena when a tractor trailer blazes up the hill it's on.


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Nice! I was unaware that you'd be able to feel it from that far away.
I've read even shmoes in Toronto felt something. Oddly all the reports are coming north of Virginia, but nothing to the south, really. (Maybe NC)
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 02:40 PM
 
Bizarre.

All of the states close to each coast are going to fall off into the ocean one day.
     
The Final Dakar  (op)
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Aug 23, 2011, 02:40 PM
 
Perhaps you can give tips on how to cope, seeing as LA seems to do that once a decade.
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 02:47 PM
 
In DC we were evacuated from NASA HQ. We techs are in the basement where it shook for almost 30 seconds. everybody is pretty much back in their building now. Still waiting for an aftershock. This is the second quake radiating from NW of Richmond, VA.
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 03:10 PM
 
So kind of a cool, muted experience for one 'NNer, and a freaky, terrifying experience for another. What a difference a few hundred miles makes.
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 03:30 PM
 
Just read the Washington Monument is tilting. Anyone confirm this?
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 03:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Welcome to the quake club, Dakar. Funny, I've been predicting a major earthquake in California for years now, but they seem to be happening nearly everywhere else right now.
It's nice to know we are still exporting something. Now we just have to send some invoices.
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 04:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Funny, I've been predicting a major earthquake in California for years now
Uh, I'm not sure that's just you.

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Aug 23, 2011, 04:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Just read the Washington Monument is tilting. Anyone confirm this?
Yep. I snagged this photo.


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The Final Dakar  (op)
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Aug 23, 2011, 04:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Uh, I'm not sure that's just you.
It's also only slightly more challenging than predicting a hurricane will wreck Florida one of these years.
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 04:35 PM
 
Pretty strong, 20+ second shuddering felt in my 4th floor office in downtown DC. Having never felt an earthquake before (DC got a tiny earthquake last year but I didn't feel it) the weirdest part was that you heard it more than you felt it. It sounded like someone was hammering something on the floor above me, then the movement started. Of course, like idiots some of us stood in our door frames without taking into account that these are all fake walls anyway.

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Aug 23, 2011, 04:40 PM
 
I doubt I would have heard anything in Pennsylvania, but the thought did cross my mind. Or maybe it's just naturally louder in cities?
     
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Aug 23, 2011, 04:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Just read the Washington Monument is tilting. Anyone confirm this?
The Washington Monument Is Almost Certainly Not Leaning - National - The Atlantic Wire

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Aug 23, 2011, 04:55 PM
 
3rd floor office in Rockville, MD (18 miles north of DC) and it rumbled/vibrated quite a bit. Felt like someone was pushing a full dumpster down the hall outside my cube.
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Aug 24, 2011, 10:21 AM
 
Its been confirmed. The earthquake was due to a DC politician telling the truth.
     
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Aug 24, 2011, 10:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Its been confirmed. The earthquake was due to a DC politician telling the truth.
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Aug 24, 2011, 10:54 AM
 
A political joke from BadKosh? Well, that seems unlikely.

Also GTFO with that shit
     
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Aug 24, 2011, 10:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Yep. I snagged this photo.



Okay, whew.
     
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Aug 24, 2011, 11:00 AM
 

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Aug 24, 2011, 11:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Just read the Washington Monument is tilting. Anyone confirm this?
No tilting. It is closed while they investigate cracks they think they have discovered toward the top of the monument, though.

We had an earthquake here in Indiana back in December, only about 20 miles or so from my home. Only a 3.8, though. Still, it really rattled the windows. It's funny how, even if you've never been in an earthquake, you know immediately what it is.
     
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Aug 24, 2011, 11:11 AM
 
I thought someone in IT had fallen down.

Because that place is full obese people, get it?
     
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Aug 25, 2011, 09:04 PM
 
We were evacuated, stood in the sun for like an hour, and then were allowed to go inside and gather our things and leave.

Cost me nearly $6 to take a bus from DC to the Pentagon due to the Metro buses being completely packed with people and unable to stop... then the building was closed the next day so we got to work from home. That was pretty awesome. I was kind of hoping they'd decide to keep the building closed for the rest of the week.

I did see a casualty today on my way back from lunch though...



Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
No tilting. It is closed while they investigate cracks they think they have discovered toward the top of the monument, though.
The National Cathedral sustained some pretty major damage, given that structures on the East Coast aren't really engineered to withstand an earthquake of even this magnitude.
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Aug 26, 2011, 09:02 AM
 
With the Hurricane coming through DC, I wonder if the rain will fill up the Washington Monument from that crack at the top?
     
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Aug 26, 2011, 09:24 AM
 
All they need to do is put a condom on it.
     
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Aug 26, 2011, 01:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Its been confirmed. The earthquake was due to a DC politician telling the truth.
Got a better one**:

Obama wanted a 3.4 and the Republicans wanted a 6.0. Obama comprised and we got a 5.9.

**SOURCE: some guy on twitter
     
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