whatme
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:18:43 AM permalink
My first

Around 1:52pm et
Have you felt an earthquake?
I live in Brooklyn

edit: centered in Virginia
dwheatley
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:23:02 AM permalink
I live over 500 miles north of epicentre and felt the main shock.
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:25:59 AM permalink
I am located just north of Charlotte, NC, quite a way from the epicenter. I was sitting on a couch beside my cat and felt the furniture shake several times. The cat scooted to check out a floor lamp that was rocking. My wife standing 15 feet away didn't feel a thing, but she did see the lamp moving when I pointed it out.

I checked with my neighbor in the adjacent condo, and he didn't feel anything. A few minutes later, his wife called to say she had been sitting on her bed, felt the motion, and saw cabinets in her bedroom moving.

First TV news here says 5.8 on the R scale and located SW of DC.

Edit: Brooklyn to Charlotte seems like a rather large area for people to be feeling a quake.
whatme
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:29:28 AM permalink
There was an update online by us gov earthquake site saying 5.9
Nothing damaged at first thought it was a big truck going down the road. That dosn't happen often and trucks have shaken the house before.
odiousgambit
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:31:54 AM permalink
about 80 miles from epicenter. The biggest I've been through personally, enough to shoot me up with adrenaline....

edit: I think I was closer, 50 miles or so
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:33:06 AM permalink
I'm in Paterson NJ and didn't feel a thing. However, the gals in my office are all talking about it. Most of them felt it.

My wife is in an office in a shopping mall a few miles from here. It's on the top floor of the mall. The building shook a LOT, and the office's phone service is out. She's unsure if it's just them or the entire building. But she and the other people in her office are doing the right thing: Freaking out.
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:35:26 AM permalink
The teabaggers did it.
odiousgambit
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August 23rd, 2011 at 11:36:01 AM permalink
epicenter, pretty amazing how fast this gets out

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August 23rd, 2011 at 12:08:39 PM permalink
I'm in downtown NYC. The floor moved a little bit and they evacuated the building in an overabundance of caution. MTA says the subways and trains are unaffected.
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August 23rd, 2011 at 12:43:00 PM permalink
To follow up on my earlier comment, I am 500 or 600 miles from NYC as the crow flies. Do folks who are that far apart from each other typically feel movement from the same quake? My only experience has been with quakes that are only "felt" very close to the center, within maybe 100 miles, with the more distant detection requiring instrumentation. What is typical for something of this scale?

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