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Old 08-23-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Haha - my SO works at the Pentagon and said everyone there was freaking out, assuming they were under attack. I guess it's not really funny (except in retrospect).

ADD: he said they (his office, anyway) weren't evacuated, though.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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All the phones are down. Texts are apparently working though?
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I didn't know we had Earthquakes here! I felt like I was in California again. Wow, I hope that we don't get anymore. So glad I am working from home today! I just had a book fall off of my desk...nothing major. Weird stuff like this only happens when my husband is out of town. I guess I will be on edge for a while.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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I felt it up here in Plymouth, Mass. too. My house was swaying in the breeze. I felt seasick. I hope everyone down there is okay.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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All the phones are down. Texts are apparently working though?
My cell phone just worked. One of my co-workers just called to check on me. I have AT&T.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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Cross that one off the bucket list! Downtown office buildings were all evacuated and there have been quite a few sirens.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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Apparently felt all the way up in Martha's Vineyard!

We were in a car driving back from ma-in-law's house - apparently it occurred right after we left.

We didn't feel a thing...but she sure did! Lol!

Edit: Apparently felt for thousands of miles - Toronto, too!

The comments to this article are interesting: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/23...d-c/?hpt=hp_t2
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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They seem to be happening all over anymore.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Somebody told me that Countryside shook for about 30 seconds.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I didn't feel a thing out here in Louisville.

My HS Algebra teacher said there was an inactive earthquake fault under Northern VA. I'm not really surprised that a quake happened. I just hope it does not happen often.
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