Magnitude 5.8 Quake Hits Virginia, Shakes Manhattan

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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:39 | 1591459 pvzh
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Newsboy: "Bullish"

Exactly. Previous Virginia's earthquake of 5.8 magnitude happened in 1897 which was a recovery year for the panic started in 1893 (see Wiki: Panic of 1893: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893).

Probably a coincidence, but who knows.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:00 | 1591138 malikai
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How far is all this from Indian Point?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:05 | 1591205 A Man without Q...
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about 300 miles southwest, I think...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:07 | 1591222 Catullus
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Try Calvert cliffs

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:11 | 1591261 New_Meat
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Try North Anna Station. - Ned

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:44 | 1591495 TheDriver
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DING DING DING - we have a winner. http://twitter.com/#!/DomVaPower

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:55 | 1591854 trav7777
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no fkin shit...do people think that bc Indian Point is near the ALMIGHTY new york fucking city that it is the ONLY NPP on the east coast?

Lake Anna is known for good waterskiing precisely because of coolant flow from the NPPs there.  It's like Indian Point is the only plant anywhere near anyone...because of WALL STREET OMFG

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 18:38 | 1592477 malikai
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1. I don't give a fuck about NYC. I'd be just as happy to watch it burn.

2. I don't live there. It's not the center of the world for me. So I just asked, as I know it is for plenty of people here.

I just dug up some tidbits on North Anna from today.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=523797

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:00 | 1591140 Cognitive Dissonance
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Very strong movement felt 30 miles south of DC. I can only hope DC was swallowed by the swamp it is built on.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:02 | 1591154 Cursive
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@Cog Dis

With out luck, it will create an impenetrable moat around the capital and foggy bottom.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:05 | 1591199 carbonmutant
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Liquefaction Bitchez...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 19:20 | 1592587 Poule Mouillee
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I found a photo of the DC aftermath

 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:00 | 1591141 Catullus
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I'm in bmore. Holy shit. Evac building now

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:02 | 1591143 TruthInSunshine
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If a massive earthquake caused the earth to open up in Manhattan, and swallow the Wall Street Bacterium whole, a scourge would be removed from the face of these United States.

Then, Las Vegas would remain, where people would be far better off, as they'd know their precise odds, and they wouldn't get shot in the head by the insiders and their Central Bankster jackals, as they left the casinos, in order to get their PIN numbers and steal their retirement accounts.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:03 | 1591163 Cursive
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Good reason to "close" the NYSE and Nas....

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:05 | 1591192 mirac
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I would expect New York to be hit badly by a quake at some point in the future, and that is probably the near future.  Believe there's a fault line through there ...besides, everyone should stay away from coastal regions in general

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:06 | 1591215 TruthInSunshine
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Well, Irene is coming.

Maybe it will miss Florida, Georgia, N. & S. Carolina...Just saying...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:01 | 1591145 caerus
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the earth is angry my friends...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:16 | 1591303 kridkrid
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I don't think the earth gives a shit.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:23 | 1591344 CrockettAlmanac.com
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The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:24 | 1591354 caerus
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lol...exactly

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:38 | 1591754 Agent P
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Titleist?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:01 | 1591147 mfoste1
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i think it was just barney frank farting

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:44 | 1591496 RichardENixon
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Must have forgotten to put in his butt plug.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:01 | 1591148 spiderinthenorth
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We just felt it in Toronto Canada

 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:01 | 1591149 Catullus
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I'm in bmore. Holy shit. Evac building now

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:16 | 1591304 Waterfallsparkles
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Yep, really shook here in Baltimore.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:16 | 1591305 Waterfallsparkles
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Yep, really shook here in Baltimore.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:20 | 1591323 MsCreant
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So are these posts of yours like "aftershocks?"

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:01 | 1591150 firstdivision
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Felt it here in Cleveland.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:02 | 1591153 sabra1
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relax! janet napolitano had 5 burritos for lunch! am sure the crack has expanded!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:03 | 1591161 Rockfish
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There pouring out of bal city like rats from a sinking ship

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:03 | 1591162 mynhair
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Pissants freak over a 5.8.  Get a life.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:30 | 1591720 Ms. Erable
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No shit. West coasters don't even get out of bed for something this insignificant.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:35 | 1591742 Incubus
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Gotta have something to spice up their corporate-designed lives.  5.8 is as good as any 7.0+ as long as it provides a "short-lived" distraction. Like MSM: it's just diversions: sound bytes and trivial information for a society without any meaningful purpose.  Exist for profits and die for profits in a safely designed ecosystem manned by our wise and great government and corporate watchmen; a safe simulation without any of the true hazards of actually living.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 15:57 | 1591865 trav7777
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the geology is different here...quakes propagate significantly further and with less loss of energy over distance

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 17:46 | 1592340 thedrickster
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Trav is right-on, I felt it in Chicago. It was very light, felt as though my chair was on jello for a few seconds.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:03 | 1591168 Commander Cody
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No worries, just the Earth passing some shale gas.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:03 | 1591170 Irish66
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We shock like a chandler

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:04 | 1591191 Commander Cody
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Shook like a chandelier?  WTF?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:15 | 1591286 Irish66
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Sorry my first experience at this.  Spelling came in second.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:48 | 1591520 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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welcome to fight club. Those Spelling Gestapo people are pussies.  See ya around.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 16:35 | 1592063 Commander Cody
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Ve haf hour I on U 2.  Ja vold!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 17:08 | 1592204 andybev01
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:04 | 1591172 trillion_dollar...
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Moochelle Antoinette must have just seen her husband's new 38% Gallup approval number.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:08 | 1591208 Ident 7777 economy
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+1

 

Plates/Fine China (double entendre not intended) hitting the dining room walls ...

 

 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:36 | 1591435 andybev01
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Why? Is someone mad at you?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:45 | 1591499 Ident 7777 economy
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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:46 | 1591500 Ident 7777 economy
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unexplained dup

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