Magnitude 5.8 Quake Hits Virginia, Shakes Manhattan

Tyler Durden's picture

And so even the ground in Manhattan is shaking. Now... who is the lucky one to pull the short straw and check up on Indian Point? In other news, we are now long continental plates and short granite bedrock.

Magnitude 5.9
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 17:51:03 UTC
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:51:03 PM at epicenter
Location 37.975°N, 77.969°W
Depth 1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)
  • 6 km (4 miles) SSE (152°) from Louisa, VA
  • 6 km (4 miles) SW (236°) from Mineral, VA
  • 26 km (16 miles) SE (133°) from Gordonsville, VA
  • 66 km (41 miles) NW (318°) from Richmond, VA
  • 134 km (83 miles) SW (219°) from Washington, DC
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 10.9 km (6.8 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)
Parameters NST=390, Nph=390, Dmin=57.9 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0005ild

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Ahmeexnal's picture

And so has begun.

China has it's own HAARP and is sending a message to the idiots in DC: we want our money GOLD!


Ident 7777 economy's picture





The most over-used 'conspiracy' excuse on the planet ...

101 years and counting's picture

solar flares rampant the last few weeks, destabliziing the core.  hasnt anyone seen "2012". 

john39's picture

yeah, but...  what's interesting...  the Mayan calender actually resets in oct/nov 2011 according to expert Dr. Calleman.  but for some curious reason, MSM wants us to think dec 2012.   the Mayans, btw, did not predict an end of the world, but rather a universal energy shift occuring about that time.  fill in the blanks from there.

kridkrid's picture

during college football season?  I think not.

I Got Worms's picture

My Aggies in the Top 10 for the first time in forever, so I pray the Mayans have miscalculated Doomsday, at least until the end of bowl season.

Pladizow's picture

Perhaps you meant to ask: Is your long, IN sheep right now?

spiral_eyes's picture

earthquake bullish. more broken windows and garden furniture. good for aggregate demand >> bullish for growth and equities


AldousHuxley's picture

Bullish only because Fed will bring more QE (debt printing for political goals) not because of natural economics.

Rahm's picture

George W. Bush Fault Line

TheTmfreak's picture

Just took me 5 fucking hours to get home.

For some fucking reason that old addage that you can't stop a freight train is bullshit. Mass transit is nice, except when it isn't.


Edit: Time to read all the hedge that I've missed.

john39's picture

its only doomsday for TPTB.

Shell Game's picture

If the Mayans miscalculated, Gig'em..

LibertyIn2010's picture

Maybe TPTB are stepping up the pace in getting those underground bases activated in Virginia and Colorado.  You anticipation of the impending SHTF.

AldousHuxley's picture

Egyptians built a pyramid

Mayans built a pyramid

Americans built a pyramid (look at the back of the dollar and not the food pyramid)


Dates are not certain, but end is. NYC will just be a tourist spot Chinese overlords will visit to laugh at American "civilization" circa 2000.

Shell Game's picture

Welcome to the jungle..


p.s. to you both, gig'em is an aggie reference.

Prometheus418's picture

Nah, if America built a pyramid, you could tour it for $39.95, and there'd be an all-you-can-eat buffet right next door.


smlbizman's picture

i live in md, were a 2 inch snow storm gets 24 tv, what a disgusting lame society, oh no over 90 out, don't go out you'll die..go talk to the japenese than get bact to me ...i am embarrassed as a 54 yr old man at the fucking cowardise of the people in this country...this earthquake is a non-event compared to maybe 50 other things going on in this planet...please go interview one more asshole who was scared......  the earth reserves the right to be the earth and do earth things ...grow a pair please....

SilverRhino's picture

Magic, elves, dwarves and freaking dragons will be coming back.   Happy happy joy joy. 

LFMayor's picture

FUCKINAY.  The jocks and cool guys all laughed, but I KNEW all those hours of D&D would pay off some day.  Roll 2d12 for damage, bitches!

pods's picture

Now where did I place my critical hit charts?


Bring the Gold's picture

I think you wants lots of D6 that looked like a Shadowrun reference to me. :P


Short jocks, Long nerds.

wisefool's picture

Not so fast. your plan would be okay except John McCain ordered homeland security to round up the Tea Party Hobbits. (In JRR Tolkien's books the hobbits were the stubborn, humble, little creatures who saved the world from evil dragons, orcs, evil men, masters of the universe, etc)

Incubus's picture

beats "social life" = getting drunk and pissing your life away 'cause a part of you is "missing" that is only fulfilled by various stimulants/intoxicants. 


Humanity depresses me.  Bring on the fucking dragons, then.

AldousHuxley's picture

You want meaningful life? Get drunk and shoot the entire Bush Cheney clan. American people will make you a hero.

Chupacabra's picture

Sounds good to me.  But don't forget 0bama, the Hilldebeest and Pelosi while you're plugging away.

wisefool's picture

That is a pretty nhilistic response. We have already have sin taxes for the many of the evils you describe. Why dont you become a central planner and fix humanity then? How about making a positive impact to fixing humantiy by adding a few more pages to the US tax code. we have not reached 66,666 pages yet. But hopefully for Timmay this quake absolved him.

"I used turbo tax, but a minor tremor made me hit the wrong keystroke and that is why I filed the wrong income"

- Tim "Turbo" Geithner.

Or if you really want humanity to find out what meaningful life is, discard the social engineering via hegelian dialiects. Tax consumption. Not work product. That might vindicate Keynes from the heretical douchebags that call themselves economists now adays.

Metropolis_Minx's picture

Oh Yeah, Dr. Carl Calleman. The ninth wave is supposed to usher in Unity Consciousness on Oct. 28th 2011. And we have the comet Elenin whizzing past us around the middle of October and it's conspicuously "blue" which is prophesized in the Bible, Hopi legend, Mayan legend, Quran, Aztec, Anastazi, some Hindu and Veda ancient scripts...hmmm...kinda sounds fantastical, doesn't it?

We ARE living in Interesting times. Stay safe, and peace to you.



Ident 7777 economy's picture





I give you credit; not as tin-foil as 'haarp' ...

NotApplicable's picture

Yet HAARP (not 'haarp') exists. Explain that Mr. I'm-not-going-to-consider-anything-that-might-get-me-labeled-as-a-tin-foiler.

Ident 7777 economy's picture





Epic fail; propagation on HF is in the dumper today  .. 20 meters is as dead as a door nail ...

Reptil's picture

Up till now, any HAARP action ( or events suspected as such) have had a specific depth (epicenter) and this one does not qualify (too shallow).

Ying-Yang's picture

Dumbass.... why don't you research something before you comment. 


Ident 7777 economy's picture



Dumbass, do you EVEN know what you linked to?




How many crossed dipole antennas constitute the 'haarp' array?


How many of the diesel engine generators are needed to power the 10,000 Watt transmitters that feed the crossed dipole arrays?


What is the beam 'tilt' achievable from boresight (straight up) on a planar array like the HAARP antenna?


Can you answer even a SINGLE one of those  questions, dumbass?




Problem Is's picture

"not as tin-foil as 'haarp'"

What's the Best Play on Tin-Foil Hats??
Buy AL futures on the COMEX? Or buy Alcoa?

Or "Invent" a HAARP proof tin foil hat and launch a "" IPO?

This foil hat thing is going to be big...

Don't lose your sense of humor boys... It helps the hat fit securely...

Ident 7777 economy's picture

Problem Is writes:


What's the Best Play on Tin-Foil Hats?? Or "Invent" a HAARP proof tin foil hat ...

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The best play -





Problem Is's picture

Bask in the spray of aluminum and barium oxide... You'll be fine...

pesamystik's picture

Damn, I felt my apartment shaking here in Brooklyn. Had no idea it was an earthquake.

Confused's picture



That wasn't an earthquake then. It was all the hipsters in Williamsburg getting angry because they thought the neighborhood was cool before the rest of population.

AldousHuxley's picture

You sure it wasn't some fatso walking in the hallway? or it could be ghetto culture Americans flexin'

FlyPaper's picture

A west coast viewpoint:  enjoy the ride.

Problem Is's picture

More West Coast Perspective

Have beer, bottled water and canned beans stacked in the garage...Strap down your water heater... THEN enjoy the ride...

hunglow's picture

She always does when she rides the washing machine on long cycle.

knukles's picture

Another West Coast viewpoint: 
Yeah.... like  uh   ah hahahahaah a huh uhhhhh wut?  Like uh.   Deal with it, OK?  I mean like uh fuggin' televishun whuz dis shit?  Werz  za Gongk Show?  Pazzzz da...    Yeah....

Haywood Jablowme's picture


Don't forget about the 5.3 out in Colorado today also!  

2012 baby!  2012....

Actually more like October 2011 when Elenin / Dwarf star comes :)

Now where's that popcorn?


Careless Whisper's picture

Hey I got an idea. Let's expand that IndianPoint Nuke Plant outside of Manhattan. Noooooooooo chance of earthquakes. Yup, that's what the scientists said.

Cdad's picture

That is a perfectly located Nuke plant.  Not sure what your complaint is.  What the SEC cannot [will not] fix, God is ready to step in and take care of.