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Yeah, i felt it, i was sitting here at my computer, and it just started shaking... really cool!

It was a 5.9 centered here ---->
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Here's a link to a live feed from our local news station with more on it:
http://www.wavy.com/generic/news/WAVY_Newscast_Live_Stream
 
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It's 2012! The world is ending! Because neutrinos, which usually hardly interact with anything (in fact, they're so non-interactive that they would pas though a light-year of lead, but that's besides the point), are microwaving the Earth's core!

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It seems pretty odd. I really wonder why there has been an east coast earthquake... it seems so unlikely to me...
 

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As a matter of fact, that is quite odd - east coast of USA lays in the middle of a tectonic plate:
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So regular earthquake logic does not apply here, no?
 

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Anything happens... there are faults in bedrock in maaany places. Have dim recollections of M3.0 in Moscow.
 

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San Francisco was nearly razed in 1906.

[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake"]1906 San Francisco Earthquake[/ame]

There was another deadly one in 1989.

1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake


And people around the San Andrea fault are still waiting for the "big one". Since there are not many Earthquakes, energy accumulates between the tectonic plates. Which is not good.
 

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So regular earthquake logic does not apply here, no?

Well, it is not that easy, you also have to include the fault lines, that can exist in that place. Most German Earthquakes are at such fault lines, also we have collapsing gas caverns that can produce magnitude 5 Earthquakes here.
 

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We had a small one about a year ago in Toronto, of all places.

I remember getting this weird feeling, then everything started vibrating.
 

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Strangely enough, the largest recorded earthquakes on the eastern seaboard were 100 years ago (1811 & 1812) in Missouri. The moderate effects were felt across nearly 3,000,000 sq. km. Contrast this to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake where the moderate effects were felt over 16,000 sq. km.

Here in Washington State we've all been sweating since the Japan earthquake. We're seriously overdue and tend to have the biggest ones of all.
 

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This is weird because there was the Colorado earthquake and my sister just began College at Colorado State, and then I have a few family members in Virginia on both sides of my family.
 

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Strangely enough, the largest recorded earthquakes on the eastern seaboard were 100 years ago (1811 & 1812) in Missouri. The moderate effects were felt across nearly 3,000,000 sq. km. Contrast this to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake where the moderate effects were felt over 16,000 sq. km.

Not actually that strange. Missouri is over the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
 

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I also felt the quake. First i thought it was quantico but then it kept growing in strength and kept going. Unfortunately it dropped my box of few thousand lego pieces so... 5000 lego piece pickup!
 

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Something tells me PhantomCruiser is going to be quite busy in the next few weeks... Don't know if his power plant tripped or not but my guess is they'll at the very least do some checks...
 

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I hate it when I'm in a building with people and an earthquake happens. And I'm the only one not screaming hiding or running. I have a video I made of my dog surprisingly during the beggining of the quake should post it soon.
 
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