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Old 08-23-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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The entire earth is made up of plates. Think of a ball made from many differant plates that make up the surface. Over time these plates are pushed from other plates. To let off pressure sections of the plates will give causing an earthquake. Where I live in California you have the North American plate rubbing up against the Pacific plate. If I remember correctly the Pacific plate is forced down while the North America plate slides north and upward, kind of why we have the Rocky Mountains on this side of the nation. When the pressure builds over time it can give way in cracks called fault lines. When the pressure overwelms what is holding it back it moves and you get an Earthquake.
Now do you think that this will affect the Yellowstone area?
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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So did I, was it as good for you as it was for me
You could say I felt the earth move....
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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one of many devastating photo's of the carnage thus far....run for your life
Very funny!
Seems to me that the news is making a bigger deal of it than it actually is, unless I'm missing something because I'm here at home in my neighborhood.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Wow - it is interesting how so many people felt it from all over the country...after the Earthquake in Colorado, then now here in Virginia, it makes you wonder who is next. Probably shouldn't think about that. I would prefer that my baby is born when things aren't quite as eventful so if we could hold off on Earthquakes for three weeks, that would be great!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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This is one of those events just as when JFK got shot that I will remember where I was when it happened.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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OMG! Love the sense of humor! It's good to not lose that.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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one of many devastating photo's of the carnage thus far....run for your life
Oh, the humanity!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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with a 6.0 there will most likely be some aftershocks...
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Damage reports:

According to CNN: A "considerable amount" of water from a water pipe has flooded two corridors of the Pentagon. People who work in those areas are being asked to stay in their offices while workers try to repair the damage.

The National Cathedral in Washington is damaged.

And Dominion Generation, which operates the North Anna nuclear power station in central Virginia a few miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, appears to have landlines down.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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one of many devastating photo's of the carnage thus far....run for your life
LOL! I should have gotten a picture of my spilled Dr. P can before I cleaned it up.. darn! My mousepad still has a damp spot from where I dabbed it with a wet paper towel. Maybe I'll snap a cell phone pic for posterity before it dries.
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