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    East Coast Earthquake!

    We felt a quake here, hearing 5.8 centered in Virginia.

    EWR tower evacuated so far.
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    And to think I thought my buddy across the aisle in my office was nuts when we said he felt our building moving......
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    JFK tower evac'ed too.
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    Felt it here on LI...a rolling back and forth feeling for about 45 seconds.

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    Right now would be a great time to be out at BDL spotting. I sure with the towers being evac'ed, there's quite a bit of diversions right now.

    On another note...has there been any word on any damage from this in VA-DC area?
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    This is the second earthquake I've been through - both in areas not normally considered earthquake zones. Back in the late 1980s, I experienced a quake while I was stationed at Grissom AFB, Indiana. Today, I was on the third floor of the Syosset Library, when I felt the shaking start. It's right next to the LIE, so I thought it was a large truck, or work being done on the building, but there wasn't any accompanying noise. As it intensified, people started getting worried, not knowing what was going on. About the time it stopped, they evacuated the building. After about 10 minutes, we got word of the earthquake, and they said the building would be closed for a while.

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    I felt it pretty good here at my desk in Long Island City !
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    And a hurricane is headed up the coast for the weekend...what's next, locusts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    And a hurricane is headed up the coast for the weekend...what's next, locusts?
    I'm throwing in a vote for volcanos appearing out of nowhere.......
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    In Jericho up on the third floor we had oscillations of about 2-3 inches back and fourth for about 30-45 seconds...it kept going and going. Being on the third floor, it was wild not seeing the building fall apart! Scary stuff!
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    Felt it up here in the Springfield MA area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1840 View Post
    I'm throwing in a vote for volcanos appearing out of nowhere.......
    Ya know...they always wondered what's under Lake Ronkonkoma.

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    Felt it by Long Island Jewish Hospital...first earthquake for me.
    In loving memory of Casey Edward Falconer
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    I got a good, stiff shaking for about 30-40 seconds up here on the 8th floor of my building down here in Philly

    5.8 is really small potatoes but for people not used to them it can be an unsettling experience. Just Ma Earth letting us know she's still alive with pleasure.

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    I was working in Farmingdale and didn't feel it, guess I was too occupied with work.
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