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2012-08-23 08:08:03 AM
I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was typing out a post on Fark, and suddenly I felt it and thought, "Did a big truck just rush by the building?"
 
2012-08-23 08:10:09 AM
www.funny-potato.com 
 
2012-08-23 08:48:42 AM

Cythraul: I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was typing out a post on Fark, and suddenly I felt it and thought, "Did a big truck just rush by the building?"


We were all New Yorkers that day.
 
2012-08-23 08:50:36 AM

Vodka Zombie: Cythraul: I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was typing out a post on Fark, and suddenly I felt it and thought, "Did a big truck just rush by the building?"

We were all New Yorkers that day.


Friends of mine in California kept sending me "ALL YOU OKAY?" messages all day. It was hilarious.
 
2012-08-23 09:18:34 AM
Hey, the Washington Monument is still closed. Sure it was only a 5.8, but it wasn't nothing.
 
2012-08-23 09:19:35 AM
I was in DC for it, at the Ford House Office Building, I remember the wall behind my desk visibly waving back and forth since it wasn't attached to anything at the top. And our head safety guy running out of his office into the middle of the desks to make sure everything is okay while standing between 4 very tall, very unsecured bookshelves.

Elevators were out for a month, and I spent a lot of time investigating whether the debris was asbestos or not.
 
2012-08-23 09:20:40 AM
I just want those responsble brought to justice
 
2012-08-23 09:23:22 AM
I remember feeling it and thinking "that's no truck" in Alec Guinness's voice.
 
2012-08-23 09:27:57 AM
i felt seasick.

thats all.
 
2012-08-23 09:28:06 AM
Don't try and diminish their victim status subby.

/911
 
2012-08-23 09:28:45 AM
Folks in my office were visibly shaken.
 
2012-08-23 09:31:00 AM
Yeah. That would be my fault. Sorry.
 
2012-08-23 09:33:19 AM

ginandbacon: California kept sending me "ALL YOU OKAY?" messages all day. It was hilarious.


California?!

I'd thought they knew all about earthquakes.
 
2012-08-23 09:33:25 AM

Cythraul: I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was typing out a post on Fark, and suddenly I felt it and thought, "Did a big truck just rush by the building?"


Same. I was on the phone with a sheriff deputy, she was asking me if I would give 'permission' for my abuser to be let out of jail after his arrest. Year ago today, right?
 
2012-08-23 09:34:58 AM
I was 21 floors off the ground and it felt a little bizarre.
 
2012-08-23 09:43:50 AM
I thought the wifey had unbalanced the washing machine again.
 
2012-08-23 09:47:06 AM

aedude01: Hey, the Washington Monument is still closed. Sure it was only a 5.8, but it wasn't nothing.


Came here to say this.
 
2012-08-23 09:47:42 AM
I guess it's time to look in to some sort of insulation system for my hard-drives. I have been meaning to do it anyway because any time there is heavy equipment operating nearby or when loaded dump trucks drive by it shakes the fark out of my house and I worry about my data.
 
2012-08-23 09:48:31 AM

Biness: i felt seasick.

thats all.


I had that same sensation. A little unsteady for a while afterwards.

I was in my office where I can look out my window and see Biden's helicopters land and takeoff. That was the first thing I thought might be causing it.
 
2012-08-23 09:50:24 AM

Sim Tree: ginandbacon: California kept sending me "ALL YOU OKAY?" messages all day. It was hilarious.

California?!

I'd thought they knew all about earthquakes.


California FRIENDS. Sheesh. I really should use that spiffy new preview button. It was just so funny. They really were worried. I went through Northridge and my brother went through Loma Prieta, and I was pretty confused as to why these friends were so concerned. Sweet of them though. A little like a leper asking about your poison ivy.
 
2012-08-23 09:52:29 AM

Cythraul: I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was typing out a post on Fark, and suddenly I felt it and thought, "Did a big truck just rush by the building?"


Reminds me of the 2/10/10 Blizzquake in Illinois. I thought it was high winds from a microburst, and didn't realize it was an earthquake until I saw the news reports.
 
2012-08-23 09:55:12 AM
When are they going to fix the damned Washington Monument? It's been a year and looks like some abandoned building in downtown Detroit?

Heck, they seemed to be rebuilding the whole place when I was there earlier this year, throw a little cash and get that thing fixed
 
2012-08-23 09:56:58 AM
Man I barely felt that earthquake. When the natural gas plant in Middletown, CT exploded though. Jeez.
 
2012-08-23 09:57:12 AM

Sim Tree: ginandbacon: California kept sending me "ALL YOU OKAY?" messages all day. It was hilarious.

California?!

I'd thought they knew all about earthquakes.


They also probably know that buildings on the east coast aren't designed with earthquakes in mind.

/Still a funny reversal from the usual east coast panic when an earthquake is reported in California.
 
2012-08-23 09:57:32 AM

Cythraul: I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was typing out a post on Fark, and suddenly I felt it and thought, "Did a big truck just rush by the building?"


With all due respect, a small 5.8 quake is big enough to damage buildings. Not many people were hurt, which is a good thing, but really just lucky.

I often wondered if they found the fault. Considering that the area is called "The Virginia Seismic Zone", it seems like a logical place to look.
 
2012-08-23 09:58:53 AM

lunchinlewis: Biness: i felt seasick.

thats all.

I had that same sensation. A little unsteady for a while afterwards.

I was in my office where I can look out my window and see Biden's helicopters land and takeoff. That was the first thing I thought might be causing it.


They're still letting him ride in helicopters? I figured he'd be in one of those fisher price cars by now.
 
2012-08-23 10:00:18 AM
I was almost shaken awake from a sound sleep at my desk.
 
2012-08-23 10:01:23 AM
i46.tinypic.com

I remember that day. This is the picture of the aftermath I posted on Facebook after I recovered from the shock.

Oh the humanities.
 
2012-08-23 10:03:25 AM
Living in Virginia at the time, I can tell you it was a hell of lot more than the feeling of a truck going by. I was physically shaken off the couch, ran to the front door and looked out to see if anyone else was feeling it too. It wasn't as bad at California, but 5.8 isn't something you expect to ever feel in Va.
 
2012-08-23 10:08:36 AM
yeah, REAL informative story there. Has the fault been named yet? Where exactly is it? How deep?
 
2012-08-23 10:11:19 AM
This is false. Officials were aware of the fault in the 1970s when the North Anna nuclear plants were constructed in Louisa County. They simply dismissed the likelihood of there ever actually being a tremor as infinitesimally small.
 
2012-08-23 10:11:23 AM

Vodka Zombie: Cythraul: I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was typing out a post on Fark, and suddenly I felt it and thought, "Did a big truck just rush by the building?"

We were all New Yorkers that day week.


Remember, Hurricane Irene moved up the East Coast a few days after the quake. It was the first tropical system to directly affect NYC in 20 years.
 
2012-08-23 10:13:08 AM
I was at work. Felt like a truck hit the loading dock at first then when the big shakes started was when we hauled ass outta the building. There were some cracks in the staircases and the sprinkler head covers fell off. So we got the rest of the day off that was fun.
 
2012-08-23 10:13:21 AM
The news this morning reported that Louisa county won't be able to replace their high school for two years. The folks out there near the epicenter did have a lot of damage. It wasn't a world series level earthquake, but there was quite a bit of damage.
My work borders a railroad. I thought it was a train until stuff started swaying.
 
2012-08-23 10:14:47 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i46.tinypic.com image 640x478]

I remember that day. This is the picture of the aftermath I posted on Facebook after I recovered from the shock.

Oh the humanities.


i6.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-23 10:16:22 AM

xtrc8u: The news this morning reported that Louisa county won't be able to replace their high school for two years. The folks out there near the epicenter did have a lot of damage. It wasn't a world series level earthquake, but there was quite a bit of damage.
My work borders a railroad. I thought it was a train until stuff started swaying.


Middle AND High schools were both damaged beyond repair, IIRC.

And one of the schools was less than a decade old.
 
2012-08-23 10:19:36 AM

mark12A: yeah, REAL informative story there. Has the fault been named yet? Where exactly is it? How deep?


My thoughts too. Hey don't do anything logical like give us a picture of where the fault is located. Why would anyone want to know basic information like that right ?
 
2012-08-23 10:21:53 AM
I was at the all-brick office building. In a restroom. Sitting in a stall. The ground started shaking, I heard loud banging noises from all around...

The thought that kept running through my head: "this is how it ends? REALLY?! goddammit so much."
 
2012-08-23 10:24:36 AM

C0rf: I was at the all-brick office building. In a restroom. Sitting in a stall. The ground started shaking, I heard loud banging noises from all around...

The thought that kept running through my head: "this is how it ends? REALLY?! goddammit so much."


I would have been thinking in that situation "FINALLY! I'm taking a dump so epic, the earth is quaking!"
 
2012-08-23 10:29:16 AM

C0rf: I was at the all-brick office building. In a restroom. Sitting in a stall. The ground started shaking, I heard loud banging noises from all around...

The thought that kept running through my head: "this is how it ends? REALLY?! goddammit so much."


If you were a girl you'd have been thinking "Maybe a roll of TP will fall from the next stall and roll into mine."
 
2012-08-23 10:37:57 AM
Some guy showed me the picture of the lawn chair on his iPhone. He said his wife sent it to him... I thought it was for real. I didn't know that someone had that joke circulating. Nice for him to take credit for someone else's joke...

//I did LOL, though...

Anyway... I'm wat up in central NJ, and I felt the quake. I was upstairs in a cubicle. I thought some of the guys in the office were making a joke shaking the cube farm around. It wasn't until my wife called and said, "THAT WAS A FARKING EARTHQUAKE!!!", that I knew what had happened.
 
2012-08-23 10:39:20 AM
Lawn chairs are everywhere.
 
2012-08-23 10:40:19 AM
Here's a more informative article about the Virginia quake.

CSS: Last year, I took my first vacation in about five years (headed out west to southern Utah via Vegas to do some national park hopping). My friends joked about the apocalypse coming since I was finally taking some time off. That week happened to be the week of this earthquake, and then I got delayed five days coming home thanks to Hurricane Irene. This year, I'm on vacation out west again, but I'll be home before Isaac has a chance to come up the coast... oh well.

/there are worse places to get stuck than Vegas
 
2012-08-23 10:40:44 AM

JohnCarter: When are they going to fix the damned Washington Monument? It's been a year and looks like some abandoned building in downtown Detroit?

Heck, they seemed to be rebuilding the whole place when I was there earlier this year, throw a little cash and get that thing fixed


Paris1127: Remember, Hurricane Irene moved up the East Coast a few days after the quake. It was the first tropical system to directly affect NYC in 20 years.



The earthquake and Irene together are what wonked the Washington Monument. The mortar shaken loose by the earthquake let a lot of rainwater in and shorted everything out.  Last I heard they were talking about having to scaffold it again and re-mortar everything plus replace all the internal machinery that was water-damaged.
 
2012-08-23 11:01:06 AM
part of Lake Anna is in Louisa County. Know what at the other end of that man made Lake Anna? Hint: you need a lot of what to cool it.
 
2012-08-23 11:07:10 AM
Shoot, you should be in the Bay Area when there's a thunder storm, it makes all the papers.
 
2012-08-23 11:25:43 AM

mark12A: yeah, REAL informative story there. Has the fault been named yet? Where exactly is it? How deep?


Really, there is only one thing it can be named... "Bush's Fault"
 
2012-08-23 11:36:29 AM
Was the fault there before or after fracking began?
 
2012-08-23 11:41:29 AM
The quake did some decent damage to my house in Baltimore -- a broken mirror, some pictures, a big continuous crack in a brick wall from the basement to the roof, and some shifting of the house which makes my front door difficult to open and close.
 
2012-08-23 11:48:05 AM
Biness


I just want those responsble brought to justice

Talisman Energy
Chesapeake Energy
Shell Oil Company

Everyone knows that hydraulic fracturing caused the earthquakes. Please contact your elected officials and tell them to stop big energy earthquakes!
 
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