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Old 08-23-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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My dog and I heard stuff moving on the deck, but our house is situated such that it is semi-attached from deck on the side where the noise was . . . we did not really feel any shaking inside the house. My hanging baskets were rocking but we have a wind blowing up here right now - so wasn't sure but what the wind caused the movement.

Dogs were barking all over the area for a good minute or so. I didn't really feel anything shaking around and nothing moved in the house that I noticed.

Just wondered if anyone else noticed anything or if it was merely a coincidence that we had noises up here (and outdoor furn. scraping). I typically assume it is a raccoon or some critter moving stuff around - and that could have been what happened today.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Uuugggghhh - posted in wrong forum. Could someone please move to Western NC?
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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several people from the asheville area posted about it on FB. they felt it, too.
I live in south asheville, did not fell anything (ok with me )
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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several people from the asheville area posted about it on FB. they felt it, too.
I live in south asheville, did not fell anything (ok with me )
I was really surprised that we would feel it in the mountains. I dont' know why that surprised me, lol - but it did!

TY Queen!
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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I felt it here in the mountains of North Georgia.

Our chairs started bouncing back and forth and so did our computer screens. I ran out of my room and said "That was an earthquake!" It lasted for about 10 seconds.

We turned on the TV and five minutes later they were reporting it.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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and they talked about a Tsunami for a short time. that was scary and I am quite happy, we moved to the mountains on time. not too much of a tsunami risk here (but, well, I did not expect an earthquake either ). so who knows ? now waiting for Irene, I guess.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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and they talked about a Tsunami for a short time. that was scary ...
If we have a tsunami anywhere in western NC, it won't matter to any of us as it would be the end of the world, as we know it.

Didn't feel a thing here, on Eagles Nest Mtn, above Waynesville...did feel and hear the 4.5+ quake we had a couple years ago, here.
GL, mD
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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and they talked about a Tsunami for a short time. that was scary and I am quite happy, we moved to the mountains on time. not too much of a tsunami risk here (but, well, I did not expect an earthquake either ). so who knows ? now waiting for Irene, I guess.
Yes, Irene next . . .

I remember when Hugo came through, I was living in Hickory and after 6 days without power . . . I packed up my son and headed to my parents' mountain house in Blowing Rock (thinking I could find electricity, a warm bath and a stove to cook a real meal) only to have to turn around, as the debris was still blocking some roads and there was no electricity in that part of the world, either! I could not believe the path of destruction all the way up the mountain. I had always been told that hurricanes didn't cause much destruction (became tropical storms) once they moved at all inland.

Sure changed my perception of what a hurricane can really do, lol. Hugo caused damage all the way into Canada!

Hopefully, that was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and other than heavy rains and some blustery winds, Irene won't badly affect WNC.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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If we have a tsunami anywhere in western NC, it won't matter to any of us as it would be the end of the world, as we know it.

Didn't feel a thing here, on Eagles Nest Mtn, above Waynesville...did feel and hear the 4.5+ quake we had a couple years ago, here.
GL, mD
Tsunami, no . . . flash floods, yes At least, that is pretty typical here in Watauga Co. Luckily my house is at about 3400 feet . . . it's just the getting out and about after-the-fact that could be a little problematic where I am.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Agree on the flooding: Irene can stay away, imo.
We got our fannies kicked during Frances & Ivan, summer of 2004, up here on the E/SE facing ridge at 5,000 ft. We don't need any 'Canes...some good rain would be welcome.
GL, mD
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