Virginia earthquake. One year later. We are survivors!

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    Aug 25, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    Allow those of us in Virginia and elsewhere in the Eastern US, who experienced last year's earthquake, to take a moment and recall the drama and devastation through this breaking footage.



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    Aug 25, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    oMG UR BACK
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    I still get a bit choked up thinking about all the lawn chairs and other patio furniture that were victims of this disaster icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    It could be worse. It coulda been an overturned BBQ grill.
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    No! Not the delicious meat!

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    Aug 25, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    omg, is the water comin?
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidomg, is the water comin?


    She needed to finish her pie before the tsunami came icon_lol.gif

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    Aug 25, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Oh, the humanity!


    We did have some masonry cracks out at the farm, closer to the epicenter. But overall we had more damage from the derecho.
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    showme saidOh, the humanity!


    We did have some masonry cracks out at the farm, closer to the epicenter. But overall we had more damage from the derecho.

    Cracks in your masonry? Did you see what the earthquake did to her teeth?
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    I remember cowering in fear under a table with my cat as all the world around me became slightly askew. Nothing has been the same since.


    Also you should type in askew in google.
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
    Meanwhile, I was just reading that the aftershocks since the quake have never really stopped. Over 400 have been detected!
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    The earthquake may destroy buildings, topple skyscrapers, and main our landmarks, but it will never shake....our unity!!!!!!


    #neverforget
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    picodegallo saidMeanwhile, I was just reading that the aftershocks since the quake have never really stopped. Over 400 have been detected!


    Felt several tonight in VA around 11:45 p.m.
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:07 AM GMT
    picodegallo saidMeanwhile, I was just reading that the aftershocks since the quake have never really stopped. Over 400 have been detected!


    I have family who lives closer to where the epicenter was. I've felt some aftershocks while down there.
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:14 AM GMT
    I still feel aftershocks here in NOVA, especially at night. My bed picks up the slightest vibrations in the ground.
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    I haven't felt any aftershocks in NOVA. I might feel if it I was outside, but from inside my house, I've had nothing.
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    Not to put the OP aside but that is nothing, here in California we have them daily, some of them we feel others not, but there is current seismic movement daily -

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    Aug 25, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    uombroca saidNot to put the OP aside but that is nothing, here in California we have them daily, some of them we feel others not, but there is current seismic movement daily -

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    Yes, we Easterners are well aware that the earthquake from last year was nothing compared to what anyone in the Ring of Fire experiences on a regular basis. However, earthquakes of that magnitude on this side of the country are incredibly rare. I'm sure Californians would absolutely freak out at the sight of a tornado or hurricane icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
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    uombroca saidNot to put the OP aside but that is nothing, here in California we have them daily, some of them we feel others not, but there is current seismic movement daily -

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    Yes, we Easterners are well aware that the earthquake from last year was nothing compared to what anyone in the Ring of Fire experiences on a regular basis. However, earthquakes of that magnitude on this side of the country are incredibly rare. I'm sure Californians would absolutely freak out at the sight of a tornado or hurricane icon_wink.gif


    I being through several hurricanes, when I lived in Florida...I survived hurricane Andrewicon_biggrin.gif, everything with perspective.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:47 AM GMT
    Dahas saidI remember cowering in fear under a table with my cat as all the world around me became slightly askew. Nothing has been the same since.


    Also you should type in askew in google.
    I've known the meaning of askew since I failed a military inspection because the CO said my hat was askew back in 1990.

    Also, I enjoyed the M4.5 in LA a couple weeks ago. It was the first notable earthquake I've ever experienced. It was kinda cool to feel the hotel room shake without hearing moans from a fat couple in the adjacent room.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:53 AM GMT
    I had people working on the road outside my house that week so I didn't realize what had happened until it was over and saw my cats running for cover. I did enjoy watching people going crazy trying to function without their phone lol!
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    jsowneon saidI had people working on the road outside my house that week so I didn't realize what had happened until it was over and saw my cats running for cover. I did enjoy watching people going crazy trying to function without their phone lol!
    I commonly go 2-3 days at a time without using my phone or getting a call.

    It's a tricky feat to pull off, but if you play your cards right, you can create a lull in communications and enjoy freedom from phones for a couple days. It's amazing how much you can get done when you're not texting and talking all day. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 8:02 AM GMT
    im in NC. That earthquake was like a bulldozer dropped off a huge mound of dirt XD
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:35 AM GMT
    It was the first week of school and I was teaching a class and the kids kept saying "It's an earthquake! It's an earthquake!" and I kept responding "It's not an earthquake." I don't think they trusted me for the rest of the year. I'm ashamed to admit I thought it was the AC unit switching on because that always makes a huge rumble in that school. But we'd never had any earthquake preparedness training in Virginia. A year later though a lot of people around here are having to have their basements water-proofed because of cracks in the foundation and some think that's an aftereffect of the earthquake.