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Old 08-23-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Boston at about 1:54. BUILDING SHOOK GENTLY FOR ABOUT 15 SEC.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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Felt it up here in Northern Vermont as well.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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Definitely felt it here, just north of Atlanta, GA
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Felt it in midtown Manhattan! Just a gentle shake here. No evacuation of my building, but some of the buildings in the downtown area have been evacuated.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I have relatives who felt it in NYC and have been evacuated from their buildings. Apparently it was fairly close to the surface. I wonder what caused this?
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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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).
That was actually my first thought, too. Ironically it happened just as they were announcing something about entering the compound and not finding Khaddafi, so I figured maybe he had escaped and had managed to send a bomb our way. Glad it was just mother nature.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Somebody told me that Countryside shook for about 30 seconds.
Yes, Cascades shook for about 30-45 seconds. That's pretty long for an earthquake, which was one reason I thought it might be something else.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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I work off of Eisenhower. I thought it was a jet until the floor started moving under me. The wife called me to say my book shelves fell. Could have been much worse.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have relatives who felt it in NYC and have been evacuated from their buildings. Apparently it was fairly close to the surface. I wonder what caused this?
All earthquakes are "caused" by shifting seismic plates.

We felt it in Raleigh, NC here, a first for this area! I've seen facebook reports from Ohio, NYC, and even Massachusetts about it. Eerily, all suddenly getting posted at the same time. Earthquakes being people together like nothing else, LOL.

Hope your area closest to Ground Zero did not suffer a lot of damage. All we felt was the floor vibrating, not even really "shaking".
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Hope all our City Data friends in the affected areas are safe. I know that one of the big problems in my part of the world is falling objects. You jump out of bed and land on a broken item cutting yourself or your garage is so full of items that they land on your car and damage it. Anyway hope youe families are all safe.
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