Earthquake in Washington, DC

  • DCEric

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    Jul 16, 2010 11:25 AM GMT
    5:04 am, 3.6 at 3 miles below the surface in the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Maryland area.

    Did anyone else feel it? What happened in your house?

    I was asleep in Silver Spring (due north of Washington, DC). Felt like an old 16-Wheeler truck came down our little cul-du-sac. The whole house was shaking, change rattling on the dresser, bed shaking. The Walls were creaking and there was a dull rumbling sound.
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    Jul 16, 2010 11:45 AM GMT
    Sorry. We'll be less aggressive next time in bed!icon_twisted.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 16, 2010 12:00 PM GMT
    LOL... I'm glad I'm not the only one who was considering a smart allec sexual response.. LOL

    Sorry Mr. Eric... the "Today Show" said it was the strongest in the DC area in 36 years...

    Have a great day.
  • creature

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    Jul 16, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    I thought it was because of a large truck as I did hear a truck in the neighborhood.

    I wonder how it would've felt if I was standing up. A couple of years ago when someone's house blew up in a gas explosion, I lost my balance.
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    Jul 16, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    it woke me up but I thought it was something in the rock quarry gone terribly awry
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    Jul 16, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    Didn't feel a thing in Alexandria. Whereas I did feel the jet hit the Pentagon. So the quake couldn't have been much.
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    Jul 16, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    DCEric said5:04 am, 3.6 at 3 miles below the surface in the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Maryland area.

    Did anyone else feel it? What happened in your house?

    I was asleep in Silver Spring (due north of Washington, DC). Felt like an old 16-Wheeler truck came down our little cul-du-sac. The whole house was shaking, change rattling on the dresser, bed shaking. The Walls were creaking and there was a dull rumbling sound.

    are you sure your bf wasn't just passing gas? ;-)
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    Jul 16, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Sorry, I'll try not to think so much. I guess it's true that thinking is hazardous to your health, and the health of those around you.
  • rnch

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    Jul 16, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    the dems FINALLY get a wall street reform bill passed...earthquake the next day...anyone see the connection here? icon_lol.gificon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
  • DCEric

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    Jul 16, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidProbably the Earth's crust weakening under the strain of the $14 Trillion in Federal government debt.


    Or the result of someone hijacking a thread for no reason.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 16, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    I wonder what it would be like to be in the throes of passionate sex and have an earthquake occur during it.
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    Jul 16, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    Slept right thru it here in NW, near Wisconsin and Western
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    Jul 17, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    Didn't feel a thing, but I live downtown in DC My mom slept through it too, and she lives only a few miles from the epicenter.