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    We just had an Earthquake

    I'm sitting in the bathroom, Tonja's on the phone and all of a sudden the whole house LITERALLY MOVED BACK AND FORTH FOR ABOUT 10 seconds. Waiting to hear on the news...........HOLY CRAP that is a terrifying event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfeMan View Post
    I'm sitting in the bathroom, Tonja's on the phone and all of a sudden the whole house LITERALLY MOVED BACK AND FORTH FOR ABOUT 10 seconds. Waiting to hear on the news...........HOLY CRAP that is a terrifying event.
    Yes, it occurred on both Rutgers campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. It must have happened some distance away because the movement was side-to-side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfeMan View Post
    I'm sitting in the bathroom, Tonja's on the phone and all of a sudden the whole house LITERALLY MOVED BACK AND FORTH FOR ABOUT 10 seconds. Waiting to hear on the news...........HOLY CRAP that is a terrifying event.
    I experienced the one in Central Virginia (2.1 on the Richter scale I believe) several years ago. Yeah, it definitely rocks your world and makes you wonder.

    EDIT: Actually, I just checked and it was a 4.5 earthquake back in 2003 about 30 miles west of where I was at.
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    Seeing it on the news now larry, based in virgina, felt in NYC upt to Mass. I was sitting on the bed and it starting bouncing a bit and couldn't figure it out. i logged on here and saw your post, then turned the news on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marycsm77 View Post
    Seeing it on the news now larry, based in virgina, felt in NYC upt to Mass. I was sitting on the bed and it starting bouncing a bit and couldn't figure it out. i logged on here and saw your post, then turned the news on.
    I was also lying down and I thought my dog was jumping on and off the bed a couple times, no dog in sight, I thought it was creepy, then I heard about the earthquake and it all made sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyMack View Post
    I was also lying down and I thought my dog was jumping on and off the bed a couple times, no dog in sight, I thought it was creepy, then I heard about the earthquake and it all made sense.
    yeah jimmy it was kinda creepy but kinda interesting too. I lived in CA for a few years as a kid and have a vague recollection. The quakes totally creeped my mom out so we moved back to the east coast. Hopefully we wont be experiencing anymore or anything worse for a long time? yikes.

    now we can look forward to the storm headed up the coast this weekend, right? gawd...

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    This was my second and we were in a panic for a few minutes....

    I felt a tiny one in Arizona but this was huge compared to that one. The lamp fell over in the bedroom.

    The look on Larry's face was priceless though.

    I was scared to death.
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    I was at work in central North Carolina and we felt it. At first I was the only one who felt it and everybody accused me of being dizzy! Then when they felt it they changed their tune. As I said on Facebook...I am not fond of earthquakes! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by marycsm77 View Post
    yeah jimmy it was kinda creepy but kinda interesting too. I lived in CA for a few years as a kid and have a vague recollection. The quakes totally creeped my mom out so we moved back to the east coast. Hopefully we wont be experiencing anymore or anything worse for a long time? yikes.

    now we can look forward to the storm headed up the coast this weekend, right? gawd...
    Love the storms, hurricanes, nor'easterns, I grew up in point pleasant nj and still live there. I surfed a ton growing up and before and after a storm event the waves were absolute heaven, of course there was times when it was absolute crap also, but me and my friends always looked forward hurricane season. I guess I still have some of that mindset in me, I know I don't have the body, I'm walking quad but I know my limits.
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