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Old 08-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #15
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We dry camped at a marina in Rock Hall MD last night. Went out on a friends boat to Annapolis. Finished our lunch of 2 doz #1's and were back on the water in the no wake zone. When we felt the vibration, we thought that maybe we scraped bottom. Looked off the side and, strangely, saw a large bubble surface (swamp gas?) I said, hey maybe we hit a gas line. 20 minutes later, saw the news on my iphone at sea. Interesting day.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:01 PM   #16
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I found this picture of the devastation from the Virginia earthquake on the internet .
Yeah, I'm west coast guy.

OMG - Chair down, Chair down - it's an emergency............

Those of you inside your AS now know what the little ball in a spray paint can feels like......
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:05 PM   #17
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That is hilarious!
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:28 PM   #18
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I would rather have been in my Argosy. However I was in a large enclosed room without windows in a 1 story office building directly under a landing path at Dulles International Airport. I got in a quick Hail Mary before realizing that there weren't going to be any jet engine parts coming through the walls/ceiling.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:14 AM   #19
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Lots of damage showing up on the news this morning. Old structures with pretty heavy damage, grocery stores with products fallen off the shelves, etc.---and the National Monument is cracked!!

There was also a quake expert talking about the earth's "crust" on the east coast which moves in one piece, making these quakes much different than those on the west.

dznf0g, we are going to move inland tomorrow and peruse the Monticello area, out of the acute reach of Irene heading this way. Looking forward to it. Then back toward the shore to see the James River plantations, Jamestown, etc.


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Old 08-24-2011, 06:45 AM   #20
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I was on the fourth floor of a building during the quake, near DC. From what I heard it was nowhere near as bad on the first floor. Several people's computers fell over, pictures, etc., fell over, that sort of thing. I saw light posts on the top of the parking deck swaying back and forth like an antenna on a car. No damage or injuries here though.

I didn't even bother to check the Airstreams - I assume that driving on DC area or Pennsylvania roads is pretty much like repeated earthquakes, and they deal with those just fine. Like someone else said, I was more worried about trees/branches falling ON the Airstream.

I was worried about the Franklin Mint Airstream model we have, though, since it's not ours. It didn't come with wheel chocks! Fortunately it was fine, still on its shelf.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:51 AM   #21
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We were living in our Airstream a couple of years ago when there was a similar-strength earthquake near us in California.
This time around, I was also inside an Airstream, at work, and I thought some wise guy had jumped on the back bumper. I went out to give him what-for, and everybody else was freaking out ...
"Oh, it was just an earthquake. Stop screwing around and get back to work!" Everybody looked at me like I was the Grinch, or something...
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:29 AM   #22
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I found this picture of the devastation from the Virginia earthquake on the internet .
Yeah, I'm west coast guy.
Obviously this was staged. Not a glass of bourbon to be seen anywhere.

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(it was pretty exciting, by the way)
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:37 AM   #23
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I am holding back my giggle because one of these days California is going to get some hurricane or huge amount of snow or cold snap or something equally ridiculous for the coast, and the "devastation" is going to be all over the news and the East Coast will just smile and shake their heads.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:04 PM   #24
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Oh, go ahead and giggle. And then be ready to take a graceful bow when LA is paralyzed by a snowflake or two.
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Oh, go ahead and giggle. And then be ready to take a graceful bow when LA is paralyzed by a snowflake or two.
I will giggle when that happens also, as I live in Colorado now.
Actually I lived for 50 years in the Seattle area. It gets snow and earthquakes, not to mention volcanoes, and possibly Tsunamis.
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Oh, go ahead and giggle. And then be ready to take a graceful bow when LA is paralyzed by a snowflake or two.
Hey, hey, hey. It'll take at least 5 snowflakes to paralyze us.

Seriously though, you drive anywhere else in the country and it seems like people understand rain and how to drive in it. In LA, you get even a little bit of a rainstorm and people get confused. "What do I do, what do I do? Do I slow down? Do I stop? Do I go home? Do I use the brakes? Not use the brakes? Oh, I know, I should go faster! Yeah, I'll go 80mph and make lots of accidents on the freeways! That's what I'm supposed to do in the rain!" And that's how the city gets paralyzed. It literally can't move.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #27
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One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in North America, occured in the midwest around the time of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Actually, I think it was in 1811 or 1812. It is said that the Mississipi river flowed backwards.
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One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in North America, occured in the midwest during the Lewis & Clark expedition. It is said that the Mississipi river flowed backwards.

And that the ground rippled as if someone were shaking a rug.



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