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Old 08-23-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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I am sitting in Columbus Ohio and today I experienced my first earthquake. I was at my computer when I felt things start to shake at 1:53. Naturally I wondered what was going on. I have a small fan that at the time was not on. It sits slightly unsteady on a table near my computer. The thing began rattling on it's stand. I live in a condo and at first I thought the guy next door was pushing some heavy furniture around inside his condo. Then I thought that a car might have struck the building. But about 30 seconds later I figured I had felt an earthquake. If it'd been any less intense I might have not noticed it. Nevertheless, a friend called me about three or four minutes after the quake. He hurriedly asked if I'd heard-tell of any local damage. I don't think it was anywhere near strong enough to cause any destruction, but just for the fun of it I told my panicking friend that I was going up to Alum Creek Reservoir to see if a small tsunami is coming across the water. Hopefully he knew I was kidding.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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Some tweets about the Earthquake:

"Pundits point to Palin's promise to "shake up Washington" as proof of rhetorical complicity"

"Not to panic anyone in NYC, but a screaming John Cusack just drove by in a limo that was missing a door"

"The west coast is thinking "shut up you babies, that wasn't even a 6er"."
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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I am sitting in Columbus Ohio and today I experienced my first earthquake. I was at my computer when I felt things start to shake at 1:53. Naturally I wondered what was going on. I have a small fan that at the time was not on. It sits slightly unsteady on a table near my computer. The thing began rattling on it's stand. I live in a condo and at first I thought the guy next door was pushing some heavy furniture around inside his condo. Then I thought that a car might have struck the building. But about 30 seconds later I figured I had felt an earthquake. If it'd been any less intense I might have not noticed it. Nevertheless, a friend called me about three or four minutes after the quake. He hurriedly asked if I'd heard-tell of any local damage. I don't think it was anywhere near strong enough to cause any destruction, but just for the fun of it I told my panicking friend that I was going up to Alum Creek Reservoir to see if a small tsunami is coming across the water. Hopefully he knew I was kidding.
I checked the seismograph webicorder at Alum Creek earlier today, and it got a strong jolt.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Some tweets about the Earthquake:

"Pundits point to Palin's promise to "shake up Washington" as proof of rhetorical complicity"

"Not to panic anyone in NYC, but a screaming John Cusack just drove by in a limo that was missing a door"

"The west coast is thinking "shut up you babies, that wasn't even a 6er"."
I was disappointed that I couldn't find any good George Kennedy/Charlton Heston references.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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I've heard it was the Founding Fathers spinning quite violently in their graves over what President Skippy has done.
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