questionsdid you feel the earthquake?

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Yep. I'm in DC Metro area working from home in my condo when all of sudden the building was shuddering like something was ramming into it or falling on top of it. I ran to my window to look outside and the windows in the other buildings near me were vibrating and people were running out into the streets. Pretty wild.

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Nothing in East TN - but some of my family have mentioned they felt it.

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It's being reported that it was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City, and as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C.

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A 5.3 magnitude earthquake, the biggest in the state in some four decades, shook Colorado late on Monday in an area of the United States where quakes are rare, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/23/us-quake-colorado-idUSTRE77M37U20110823

Something is brewing deep inside

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YES! creepy feeling. i lived in california for 3 years and supposedly had several baby earthquakes during that time which i never felt. this one i felt! argh we had no idea what happened (at work)

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No. But I live in New Orleans and our soft ground acts as an insulator to all tectonic movements.

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@wootbretz: ...and it wasn't anywhere near you.

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@iggz: Does someone poop in your cheerios on a daily basis? Maybe you have a rodent problem in your pantry.

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There was a great disturbance in my twitter feed. I felt it emotionally.

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I'm just north of Detroit. About half the people in my office felt it. I did not

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It's Lavos! Lavos I tell you!

I work west of DC and we felt it pretty well.

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nothing in florida...but i did shake the chair when i farted

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Elkridge, MD - Rattled the office quite loudly for a couple of seconds. Was beginning to consider hiding under my desk.

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@wootbretz: Nope, I have a very nice, big, clean pantry. And the only cereal I eat is Kashi.

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Felt it all the way up here in Hartford, CT. Was weird as I've never been in one before. Pretty minor movement though, just waited it out.

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I was on the pooper when I felt it.

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Standardized Californian Response: Which one?

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Was in the middle of editing my comment when I accidentally closed the window.

Just an FYI since many people may be new to earthquakes. Running outside and into the street during an earthquake is not the smartest thing to do due to the possibility of being hit by glass from shattering windows.

Best bets are under a sturdy desk or in a doorway.

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@figgers3036: lol at the Lavos comment. =)

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Well, finally! The East Coast gets it instead of us (Seattle area).

J/K Glad it wasn't TBO (The Big One) and everyone's okay.

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@sykotek: thanks. i was wondering what i should be doing. under my desk? get in the stairwell of the building? i just stood up and held my chair while we all just wtf'ed each other

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@sykotek: Heh, as a quick thinking man, I just assumed being hit by the ceiling on the 5th floor and possibly being on top of the collapse was better than being hit by 5 floors on the ground floor and being under the collapse. Plus what I learned from most people from California is that it will probably be over before you make it to the door.

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When we had the big Nisqually quake a few years back, I was standing in a parking lot when the ground started rising and falling and trees were twisting around and then back around the other direction, groaning and cracking, right next to me. I looked over at a construction site about a block away. They had a huge crane doing some work and when I looked up at it, the guy who had been operating it was literally sliding down the ladder, hands and feet on the outside, sliding as fast as he could to get down. Now that would have been a scary place to be when an earthquake struck.

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@sykotek: LOL, yeah I'm pretty sure not that many people in this area have likely ever experienced an earthquake or would know what to do when one hits.

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I want to experience one before I die. I've been through tornadoes, hurricanes, and dust storms, never an earthquake.

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We felt it here in Troy, Mi. It was faint, but it was there.

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@wickedd365: Maybe it's the way you wrote it, but I can't stop re-reading your post, do you have a death wish or something? I never experienced tornadoes or hurricanes, but I never want to either.

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@loubriccant: Further south, I felt it in Columbia, SC!

according to google about 365 miles and it would take about 5 days to walk to get to the center of the quake.

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@sykotek: lol, I didn't go through them on purpose, except the hurricanes. They were kinda weak so I decided to stay and ride them out instead of sit in traffic for HOURS on end trying to run.

I just want to experience a mild one, enough to rock me around and spook me.

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@wickedd365: You'll also need either a tsunami, mudslide, wildfire or zombie armageddon to complete your catastrophe bingo card.

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I walked into a hospital in DE and everyone was running around asking "what was that that shook the building?" Yet I did not feel it outside (not sure if I was driving). But some people who were outside said they felt it. The one thing I did feel that I couldn't put together was the fact I did feel light-headed, woozy - a strange feeling just prior to that(before hearing it was a quake). A few other people have told me they felt the same.

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Blacksburg Va, we could feel our desk shaking in studio, not enough to really move anything around but definitely enough to notice.

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@mfladd: must be your psychic powers trying to alert you

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I was told it could be felt in Boston, which is where I am right now. Didn't feel a thing. I totally missed out!

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@mfladd: My friend was sitting on the beach and hungover. He said he thought he was passing out before he realized it was an earthquake.

Maybe the movements affect your equilibrium and cause that feeling.

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I'm in NW DC, maybe a mile from National Cathedral. I was asleep in bed and I couldn't figure out what my cat was doing to cause the entire apartment to shake like that.

I mean, I knew I didn't do it.

I'm still having a hard time understanding what happened.

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I was in Albany NY at a doctors office when it happened. From what I was told afterwards, the staff were freaking out and stuff fell off a few shelves, but I honestly didn't even notice it. I was too busy fully engrossing myself in a book to distract myself from a very painful flare up in my neck which a 10m car ride does easily, only it was an hour ride.

Apparently I succeeded in shutting everything out to not notice a freaking earthquake. I only knew it had happened after I had put the book down to give my neck a rest, and some guy yelled "HEY! The earthquake is on the TV!".

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@w00tgurl: I like to think of it as my "spidey senses" even though I didn't know I had them :)

@wootbretz: I am also thinking that as there were a a couple of people who were in the basement of the hospital (they do not get the building shake as those on higher floors) who also described it. But the people who did describe this reaction were definitely in the minority.

Interestingly, I did here on the news that police officers on horseback reported that the animals were quite spooked 5 minutes prior to the quake.

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i also felt an aftershock yesterday night when i was sitting on my bedroom floor. my building's made of concrete but my floor has wood and then carpet. i felt small ripples under me for just a few seconds.
now before you go saying i was passing gas, i wasn't! i live high up though so i don't know if on the street it felt more intense or anything.

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@iggz: And I'm in Denver, which was too far north to feel anything from that quake.

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@loubriccant-hope it didn't damage your quality post...