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Old 08-23-11, 02:19 PM   #1
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Aound 1:50 PM, a 5.9 quake originated around Richmond, VA. I was out in my truck and never felt it, no cell phones working, system is overloaded, SURPRISE. News is saying it shook about 25 seconds which is a long time.
No damage to anything I can see. Biggest geological event in my lifetime and I drove through it . . . . . wish driving through chine walk was this easy.
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Old 08-23-11, 02:38 PM   #2
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I'm in Hartford, CT and I felt it. Very minor but the building shook. First one I've ever experienced. Very weird feeling.
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Old 08-23-11, 02:54 PM   #3
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Glad you guys are ok.
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Old 08-23-11, 03:10 PM   #4
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shook my house;50 miles north of philly,pa.
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20 miles from center.....rocked a little here but no damage that I know of. Emergency vehicles are now getting around.

Was posting on Buggs thread when it hit.
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Old 08-23-11, 04:09 PM   #6
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Thought a metro train was off its tracks..

Ran out of the orfice to avoid getting hit..

Yes it is spelled right..

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Old 08-23-11, 05:01 PM   #7
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Heard about that, friend of mine in VA said she never felt a thing either!
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Old 08-23-11, 05:08 PM   #8
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Ran out of the orfice to avoid getting hit..

Yes it is spelled right..
Is it? Are "oyu" taking spelling lessons from 'Bama now?
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Old 08-23-11, 05:22 PM   #9
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He means ORIFICE. giggity
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Old 08-23-11, 05:37 PM   #10
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Glad to hear your all ok. Bruce, you were the first thought that went through my mind. I hope thats it and that this one wasn't a precurser to something larger!
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Old 08-23-11, 06:04 PM   #11
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glad everyone is A-OK!! and yes bruce..i can give OYU some lessons too. hahahaha!!!
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Old 08-23-11, 08:28 PM   #12
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I heard that it was a seriously devastating quake as evidenced by this picture someone sent me..










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Just remember earthquakes are good for one thing and thats for fishing.
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Old 08-23-11, 10:51 PM   #14
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Bob, that's darn funny.
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20 miles from center.....rocked a little here but no damage that I know of. Emergency vehicles are now getting around.
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Old 08-24-11, 12:52 PM   #16
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Default "Quake" Lake

Pic taken by a friend who was on the lake when the earthquake hit. Said the water rippled but the boat shook. New nickname for the radiated mudhole.

Smoke from North Anna Nuclear Power Plant.....hopefully it was from the back up generators that kicked on to circulate water.



No damage to my house but a few things ended up on the floor like the DVD's that fell off the television.



Friend who lives in Mineral had his chimney in his shop collapse. Said it felt like a jet went supersonic over his house except it came up through the ground.
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Old 08-30-11, 11:42 PM   #17
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Question.... so let's say you are fishing when something like an earthquake hits.. what does that do to the baromic pressure? Does fishing get really good for a short period of time? Has anyone done a study on this...?
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Old 08-31-11, 01:25 AM   #18
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I've always hear that fishing get's good before an earthquake and really bad after one. Not a scientific study, but as earthquakes are hard to predict it wouldn't surprise me if this hasn't ever been studied.
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Old 08-31-11, 08:40 AM   #19
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Depends somewhat upon location,reelfoot(1812) didnt exist prior so fishing got better afterward since no lake prior.New Madrid fault is due one.
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Old 08-31-11, 12:10 PM   #20
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Spoke with a guide who said he did well that morning. Heard that another fisherman did even better that evening. Next day the guide said he didn't do well at all. Sounds like normal fishing.....

Don't think the earthquake affected barometric pressure. But it will stir up the bottom of the lake which can cause a ripple in the food chain which may increase the bite a little. Kind of like churning up an area in a grass bed and coming back 20 minutes later to catch fish....
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