5.9 Earthquake in Virginia felt in Washington, New York City, North Carolina – Aug 23, 2011

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama is vacationing.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The Pentagon was later deemed safe for reoccupation.

The quake was centered near Louisa, Va., in Louisa County, which is northwest of Richmond and south of Washington.

The East Coast gets earthquakes, but usually smaller ones and is less prepared than California or Alaska for shaking.

At Reagan National Airport outside Washington, ceiling tiles fell during a few seconds of shaking. Authorities announced it was an earthquake and all flights were put on hold.

And another 5.3 Earthquake in Colorado – Largest in more than 40 years

The strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were reported as aftershocks continued Tuesday. Total of 10 Earthquakes in the past 16 hours, beginning with a 4.6 Monday evening.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

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25 responses to “5.9 Earthquake in Virginia felt in Washington, New York City, North Carolina – Aug 23, 2011

  1. Seems cell-division is firmly underway! Lol!

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  2. I WILL SAY IT BEFORE ANYBODY SAYS ANYTHING ITS NOT COMET ELENIN SO DONT EVEN TRY IT ……

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  3. It’s osama bin laden’s earthquake machine…

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  4. Or it may be the next chapter of the you know who

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  5. alignment occured earth-mercury-sun-venus…check it elenin jpl…

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  6. or fracking?or the earth is just settling a bit???

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  7. I think the US is in for some serious activity and look at this below its pretty much coincidental but the facts speak out!
    http://www.sonoma.edu/users/v/vegalu/188.pdf

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  8. What if it was not an earthquake but the us goverment are drilling underground to build bunkers?

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  9. Felt it in Toronto Canada also.

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  10. Interesting read and there is also an investigation of cluster of quakes in the Trinidad, CO region in 2001.

    http://www.colorado.edu/GeolSci/faculty/pdf/sheehanhughes.pdf

    Looking through Google Earth at the coordinates of the earthquake in CO, you will find that there is indeed an underground complex nearby.

    Underground blasting to make room for more shelters?

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  11. While no damage, injuries, or deaths has been reported at the moment there is one thing the media is being suspiciously quiet about.

    The epicenter of the quake Mineral Virginia, which is the location of the Anna Nuclear Power Plant.

    According MSNBC, the plant was among the list of nuclear power plants at most risk to suffer core damage from an earthquake.

    In fact the list, compiled from NRC data, showed that the Anna nuclear plant was the 7th most likely reactor to suffer core damage with a 1 in 22,727 chance of being struck by an earthquake based on 2008 geological data.
    http://theintelhub.com/2011/08/23/media-silent-on-fate-of-north-anna-nuclear-plant-at-epicenter-of-5-9-mineral-virginia-earthquake/

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  12. As of the earthquake in Virginia, there is a ancient dormant fault running along the appalachian line just to the west of it and right smack thru New York City, up to near Maine.

    This fault has been there for millions of years and only recently discovered I think 2 years ago, and I am surprised it woke up as it has never really shown any kind of activity that I know of from the past.

    As of Colorado, now that one is a real surprise indeed, and there is a ancient super volcano to the south and west of it near Los Alamos about 250 miles from the epicenter called the Valles Caldera. This volcano is active and is a 12 miles in diameter caldera, with a huge plume of magma underneath going into Colorado to the La Garita.

    To the west and north of this one is Yellowstone. But there is another one which will surprise you called the La Garita Caldera which is close to the epicenter. This one the eruption that created the La Garita Caldera is often described as the largest known explosive eruption in Earth’s history. It is thought that this one is not active but its debated because it does have a magma plume underneath as well.
    Here is another thing we have to consider. San Madrid Fault??? Wondering if this Colorado quake and the one in Virginia will trigger San Madrid to get moving again?
    If California experiences a good jolt- pending, Colorado now has taken place, San Madrid ? pending, and Virginia (ancient fault) just now etc all have earthquakes, it would seem to me, as a second thought that USA is beginning to break up and split open??
    If this happens, now we do have these super volcanos in USA, will it trigger them to come alive and even pop the corks???.
    We know at Yellowstone the magma plume is only a quarter mile down below the crust level and its fed from the fault just west of Oregon and the State of Washington. Here the pacific plate is diving under USA, yet the california crust is sliding northwest as well. That vein out in the pacific is 400 miles below ground and it goes to the super pacific magma plume under the plate.
    Hmmmmmm don’t know but???????? whats next????
    Daveyo

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  13. I live in Scotland and there were at least five small quakes reported in the West Highlands yesterday in the space of twenty four hours. Highly unusual yet never made the national news.

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  14. Why do you lie im in scotland and there was nothing we are nowhere near the voult

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  15. Quickly reviewing a few of the plates mentioned above:
    the Pacific/North American convergent plate…with the smaller area off of the coast of Oregon (juan de fuco sp?) has become very active with volcanic action recently. I wouldn’t be surprised if a major +8.0 hits off of the coast of Oregon by the end of the year.
    The transform (side to side) boundary in California has been extremely active from San Fransisco down to Cabo, San Lucas with southern Calif and its many fault lines seemingly fanning out or sharing the movement. Smaller but many.

    Reviewed Scotland as well, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14614673
    It looks like its been active per Morris. Viper, Scotland was made by divergent plates. It is a fault line. lol.

    …another 4.2 hit Virgina at the nuke plant just now.
    Im thinking haarp.

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  16. Thanks RB + Pete. Hate being called a liar.

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  17. More uncalled for situations. Is it going to stop on this planet? How much more can this planet take before it’s bust? Hang on evryone….when i see things happen that DON’t happen, its a sign of something bigger at play. Take care and stay safe

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  18. I remember reading some time ago about a “prediction” by a psychic. He predicted that there would be a big quake in the Appalachians in September. If he is right, then this one is probably a warm-up for a really big one.
    His prediction can be found here at this link. I’ll take it with a grain of salt, but who knows….we will have to wait and see.
    http://www.theoratorium.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=730

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  19. Wow …just read the above site about the prediction quake in early Sept2011.
    It could be a trigger for worse indeed.

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  20. JUST NOW: A magnitude 6.9 earthquake rattles Peruvian capital of Lima

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  21. What is happening In Novy Kostel, Czech Republic by Germany border? 10,000 Earthquakes in 4 days!

    http://www.ig.cas.cz/en/structure/observatories/west-bohemia-seismic-network-webnet/recent-information-about-earthquake-swarm-in-west-bohemia/

    Is this the sign of a Volcano forming?

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