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Old 08-23-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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Dover, Delaware, about 1:45 p.m.
Throughout Delaware, up to Chester, PA and north, I guess?
Down to North Carolina, we heard

Our house shook like it was coming down and we ran outside. Our hanging lights were swinging, and there are hairline cracks in our plaster walls. But, we're still standing. It lasted over a minute.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Felt it here in New York.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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I felt it here in the Lehigh Valley of PA, but I heard it was centered in Richmond, VA.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Felt it here in New York.
Any damage?
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Near Winston-Salem NC and I felt *something* then too.
A steady rumbling vibration through the whole house.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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Any damage?
None - thanks for asking.

I think it's nice the way I stretched out on the bed to get a little rest and Mother Nature tried to rock me to sleep.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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None - thanks for asking.

I think it's nice the way I stretched out on the bed to get a little rest and Mother Nature tried to rock me to sleep.
It interrupted my gorging of tacos. When I ran out on the front porch, I took my taco with me.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Ack! Yes, in Mineral, VA, about 40-50 miles from Richmond. I moved from not too far from there... have a friend who lives in Mineral but haven't been able to get ahold of her.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Felt it very distinctly around here in the Wilmington area. I was at doctor's office, waiting in examination room and wondering why the cabinets in the room were suddenly starting to vibrate. It built over a period of several seconds and by the time I felt the examination table I was sitting on starting to pitch, I knew it was an earthquake. It did seem to last a long time, though I didn't time it. Built gradually and then receded gradually. Farther south, I just heard that Washington National Cathedral sustained damage. The latest strength estimate is 5.9 -- unsettling to say the least. It didn't seem to do a whole lot at home, possibly because our foundation is pier and beam, though I'm only speculating.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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reported that it was only 4 miles down, which is very shallow for a quake...I think that's why it was felt in such a wide spread area. Welcome to our world (I live in earthquake country)!
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