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Earthquake!

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Kevin, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    If you are on the US East Coast, did you feel the tremors today around 2:00pm? It was an earthquake! A rare 5.9 quake hit the Virginia area and the tremors were felt along most of the Eastern coast. :eek:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0005ild.html

    People are having different reactions; cell phone service in NY disrupted.

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/23/quake-hits-near-washington-d-c/

     
  2. The Master

    The Master Zombie killer

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    Not as bad as Christchurch in New Zealand...
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Nobody said it was. :o The thing about the quake above was that it was a very rare event. For millions of people it was likely the first quake that they experienced ever and might be the only one.
     
  4. The Master

    The Master Zombie killer

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    Of course! I was merely pointing out how scary our one was.
    Very.
    Yeah, having an earthquake where it was is very rare. Hope everyone is OK and recovering fine!
     
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    You're in Christchurch? How is the recovery coming along? Everybody in the family OK?

    I've seen pics from right after it took place and some of the damage seemed pretty bad.
     
  6. The Master

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    It was really scary through the massive ones and all the aftershocks following. My family is fine although I did know three people who got killed, sadly. Our house is fine because we live just outside of Christchurch, but our school lost 7 buildings and a few of my friends lost their houses. What remains strong is our spirit though. Everyone's helping everyone out, and although we lose people, buildings, and our city looks like a pile of rubble, we keep going.
     
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