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2011 East Coast Earthquake

5 Ratings: 1.6
An earthquake that occurred in Virginia on August 23, 2011

A magnitude 5.8 (Mw) intraplate earthquake occurred in the U.S. state of Virginia on August 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM EDT (17:51 UTC). The focus was 60 km (40 mi) northwest of Richmond and 8 km (5 mi) from the town of Mineral, Virginia, according to the United … see full wiki

3 reviews about 2011 East Coast Earthquake
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2011
This is the type we should have. Basically some things fell off the shelves but damage was minimal. Thankfully I have not heard of any fatalities. The nuclear plant was spared. Here in New York I was at my desk and my chair was bucking like I was on a horse and my monitor was swaying. My one concern was those overhead ceiling tiles falling on my head. Overall a day to talk about but a non-event.
Quick Tip by . August 26, 2011
posted in That's Beat
A fairly minor Earthquake, all things considered, which could have been a lot worse. While it wasn't noticeable up where I live, some of my family members in Pennsylvania could feel it. Personally, I'm more worried about the Hurricane which is hitting us this weekend.
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2011
A blessing in disguise, I'd say. Luckily for everyone, no permanent damage as of now. Definitely a sign that Washington is shaky... what an irony! In any case, it's a reminder not to take life for granted and that no earthquake can hit your area. Anything can happen!
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