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    We just had an earthquake!! Only about 15 minutes ago. Pretty wild. We don't really get earthquakes here so this is quite an event. Freaked everybody out! Our whole office building started bouncing and shaking. VERY strange feeling. It lasted a pretty long time.

    I know earthquakes are terrible and cause great death and damage so thankfully this one was small and I doubt caused any trouble. Too soon to have any information on it yet but I'm sure it will the lead news story.

    I'm hoping for some aftershocks. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I like it when Mother Nature flexes her muscles...as long as no one gets hurt.

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    Hehehe Earthquakes are very common here. Personally I like them. I get a kick out of watching all the out of town people freak out. Heheh a little jiggling and everyone thinks its the end of the world. I was here in 89 for the big one that rocked the bay area, aside from all the damage and unfortunate loss of life [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img], the actual quake was quite an experience. I was outside in the yard shooting cans off the fence with my pellet rifle when all the sudden the cans all fell off on their own. Thats when I realized we were having a quake and I went out into the street, away from anything that might fall on my head, and watched as the street litterally rolled along like waves on the ocean. It was really quite impressive. We got through without any real major damage (although I lost my entire model collection when my entertainment center in my bedroom fell over and smashed the display case the models were in). Had a few broken dishes, and no power for a day or so, but that was all. My only worry now if we get another quake like that is I have a 55 gallon glass aquarium that I fear may topple or break on the stand if it gets twisted the wrong way. All things considered, I would rather risk the occasional earthquake than to deal with tornados, hurricanes, snow or any of the other things people who dont live in a "quake" area have to deal with.

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    Really? I didn't notice a thing... I was just eating lunch in the commons w/ a friend following a grueling math exam, and noticed nothing out of the ordinary. Though I'm sure I'll hear about it on the news tonight. (Of course something cool happens and I get to miss out on it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] ).
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    Wow, we never have earthquakes down here in Florida. I guess that's a good thing though...

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    lol Geez Mike...HOW could you NOT feel THAT? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] I've heard it was 4.5 on the Richter scale. Not sure...preliminary reports are sketchy. It covered a pretty wide area including Roanoke and Northern Virginia. I'm waiting to hear where the epicenter was...someone said Goochland County...another said Powhatan County...so not sure yet.

    Steve...yeah, you are in an area where they aren't that uncommon. But here...its very rare and never more than a slight tremor. A tremor this was NOT! Major natural events like this are fascinating. But always a tragedy when lives are lost or there is a devastating damage. The hurricane here in September was also very unusual and fascinating to experience in itself, but it left tremendous damage and lives were lost so that was VERY bad.

    Stilllllll hoping for aftershocks... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    You are crazy PAK! You want aftershocks...? O'well glad everyone is ok.

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    I heard the epicenter was 30 miles north of richmond. And I probably did feel it and wrote it off to construction... They've been banging around all the buildings, and they've had a wrecking ball next ot my dorm for the past few days. The jackhammers were also going pretty loudly this morning. I've probably gotten too used to it.

    Wouldn't it be funny if VCU turned out to be the epicenter?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Wow...30 miles north of Richmond? Meadowview must have been a-rockin'! lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]



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