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Old 05-06-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Around 1:30 there was a 1.8 earthquake orignating in Annandale but I felt it at my house - there was a big boom, shaking and a rumble.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Around 1:30 there was a 1.8 earthquake orignating in Annandale but I felt it at my house - there was a big boom, shaking and a rumble.
I was working right outside Ft. Belvoir didnt feel a thing same thing for my mom at the Hoffman Building.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I'm not sure you can actually feel 1.8 magnitude earthquake.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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Some people are really sensitive to small earthquakes. Living in CA I couldn't feel any of the tiny ones but my friend felt most of them.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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Thats funny - my husband heard it at his office in Springfield - his entire office building shook and 10 other people I know in my Fairfax neghborhood heard/felt it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Some people are really sensitive to small earthquakes. Living in CA I couldn't feel any of the tiny ones but my friend felt most of them.
LOL, me too. Unless it's more than 3.8 or so I don't notice 'em. Where did you live in LA? I lived in Redondo Beach for years.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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They said it was felt in DC also (I happened to be there today) - I know exactly where I was also at that time: stockroom of Macy's Metro Center, 4th floor. Felt nothing, if I'd heard anything, no recall, would have assumed a truck.

I was on a business trip to San Diego years ago and felt the Joshua Tree one and the aftershocks, don't like it (lol) - but nothing here.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:55 AM
 
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I felt it in Falls Church... everyone in my building did. You definitely didn't have to be "sensitive" to it... it was VERY obvious and loud.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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The earth didn't move for me this week.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:53 AM
 
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I felt it in Falls Church... everyone in my building did. You definitely didn't have to be "sensitive" to it... it was VERY obvious and loud.
I wonder why that would be? Something to do with the clay soil perhaps? I'm not doubting that people felt it, I'm just surprised because 1.8 is exceptionally weak. A truck going by your building would do more than that. And why would it be loud? Trucks are noisy, 1.8 earthquakes aren't. What would have caused the noise?

Maybe the earthquake was caused by people running to the polls in Indiana...

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