Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake centered in Virginia caused house to shake up here

It was a shallow one centered in Virginia with magnitude 5.9.  Made the house shake and creak here in South New Jersey but no damage.  Curious to me is that it was more of an adventure that scary.  I think that is because I experienced the February 2001 earthquake in Seattle that was was more severe (8+), lasted longer (40-45 seconds), and was as loud as if a train was speeding directly at you from less than a hundred feet.  By that I mean the sound of the other earthquake was not only loud but had a lot of deep harmonics that you felt as well as heard.

Everyone is safe here and no damage to buildings.  Just another adventure.

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