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Did anyone else just feel the earthquake that happened at 2:00 today? It was a 5.8 in Virginia, and I felt the aftershocks all the way in New Jersey! I did not expect that to happen. What are all of your thoughts and concerns about it? Is everyone okay?

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Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:28 am
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Well, I didn't feel it in Arizona ... yet. But it doesn't really surprise me that there was one back there. The western U.S. is, of course, well known for earthquakes. But one of the stronger quakes in U.S. History was the "New Madrid" quakes in 1812 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Earthquake). These are estimated to have been in the range of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale.

Quakes back east are not unheard of, though they are not terribly common. I'm glad this one wasn't worse than it was.

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Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:00 pm
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Well I didnt feel it, but according to CTV newsnet and my local news, It was felt up here in Canada from Ontario to New Brunswick. I was actually surprised to hear about the quake, since there isnt any KNOWN (<-keyword) fault lines in the east.

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I certainly didn't feel it in Indiana. The only damage I've heard of from that quake is when some bricks fell off a building and crushed three cars. I don't think it's really that noteworthy. A quake, three flat cars... CNN must be desperate for material.

I feel sorry for anyone who's going to have their homes flattened by Hurricane Irene. Isn't that up near the east coast too?

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Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:25 pm
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Yeah, first an earthquake and now a hurricane. What did we do to offend you Mother Nature? And actually, there was some damage. A couple houses collapsed in Virginia, and a couple in Camden as well. Anyway, we're getting our bottled water and flashlights ready just in case, but the worst is going to be down by the shore. I sure hope that the damage isn't too bad.

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It hit 1:51 PM EST D: It was felt for anywhere between 15-50 seconds (the latter of which was what I felt like x_x), and well, the epicenter was 9 miles off Mineral, Virginia, USA. Either that, or it was Louisa, VA >.>

Anyway, I felt it at my house. It was shaking, and I thought a freight train crashed through our living room. The building sort of jumped. I can't really explain the feeling, but it was like some vibrations going through you >.< And the actual thing was 5.9 on the Richter scale, last time I checked ;)


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Living on the East Coast of Canada I didn't feel much. At the time it happened I was at the beach with some friends. I do recall feeling a little shake, but I dismissed it rather hastily. Now that I think about it, I can't think of another cause for the shake that I felt. I guess I was too preoccupied enjoying the glorious day to put any thought into it.

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I actually didn't feel it in Pennsylvania, because I was in my basement, playing Xbox. >.> I heard the aftershock hit us, and I was like, "It was from Virginia? Something used MAGNITUDE 10!" Lol.

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Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:37 am
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Some trainers must have been very negligent during that battle. XD Hurricane Irene was the real problem. I can just imagine the scenario...

Trainer 1: "Okay Dugtrio, use Magnitude on the foe's Crustle!"
Dugtrio used Magnitude. Magnitude 10! It's super-effective! Crustle fainted.
Trainer 2: "No! Not my Crustle! Now I'll show you! Go, Dragonite! Use Hurricane!"
It wasn't very effective on the foe's Dugtrio. However, it was super-effective on The East Coast! The East Coast's basements flooded! The East Coast can't move!
Trainer 1: "Wait, what just happened..."

[sarcasm]Yeah, I've been having loads of fun ripping up my basement for the past few days.[/sarcasm]

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I think as the Hurricanes more powerful, maybe Tornadus created the Hurricane! But that was a good laugh anyway.

Anyway, are you all alright after the Hurricane/EQ. I live away from the East coast of America so I don't know how bad it was

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I think as the Hurricanes more powerful, maybe Tornadus created the Hurricane! But that was a good laugh anyway.

Anyway, are you all alright after the Hurricane/EQ. I live away from the East coast of America so I don't know how bad it was

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Oooh IceArceus, watch out, you just double posted there. And Tornadus making the Hurricane really wouldn't make much sense, because even though Tornadus learns Hurricane (I think it does at least...), in real life, Hurricanes wind up spawning tornadoes. So that means Irene spawned like 3,000 copies of Tornadus, and they're probably on their way to put the rest of the country into a state of emergency as we speak. Tomorrow on the news it it'll say something like: "33 tornadoes hit Kansas yesterday, all at the same time. Sucks for you, Dorothy."

Lol and by the way, tt,
[sarcasm]Very nice use of the special sarcasm text.[/sarcasm] :D

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I don't know how that keeps happening!

Technically, Tornados don't form from hurricanes however the odd one may form in the aftermath of a major hurricane. No Tornado is the same as how they form may vary. Lets just say for this case that tornadus created a light tornado and then he got out of control and created hurricane Irene

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IceArceus12, it might be that when you went to click the submit button, you hit it twice by accident. You can delete the extra one by clicking the little x button near the bottom of the post. Don't worry, it happens all the time to me. :mrgreen:

Anyways, the WERE some tornado warnings near my house. We stayed in the basement for about a half an hour till' the warnings ceased. Even after that, there were some other warnings for areas in other towns, but not close enough to warrant any danger for us.

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There is a little x button but after a certain time it disappears. I normally do that if I do double post.

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Ohh, I didn't know that it disappears :? ...

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If you go to Edit you can delete it from there. :shock: And when I said tornadoes spawn from hurricanes, i meant that the sever winds that happen during or after the storm can cause tornadoes. And tt, I had a tornado warning too, but my family didn't go down in the basement. Hopefully you brought your DS with you, lol. When I heard there was gonna be a hurricane and the power was most likely going to be out, I was like "Oh, crap! Better charge my DS!"

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Are you sure? - I don't see a delete button...

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Oh I was thinking of the OP of a Topic. Sorry about that.

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What a silly question Pory! Of course I brought my DS with me. Although I almost forgot it down there on the floor, and remembered to get it a bit later. The next morning, flooded basement. That was too close a call. I don't know what I would have done without it. :cry:

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here in Kansas we get an average of 55 tornadoes a year and you probably herd of the one in Joplin which is like 15 miles from were I lived 1 year ago.

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Hurricane Irene was barely a hurricane when it hit us, and since we're a bit inland (closer to Washington D.C. than the coastal cities), and the worst we got were a couple of broken window shutters here in the apartment complex my family and I live in. I heard New York City was forcefully evacuated, but it really didn't do that much damage. I haven't really paid too much attention to news lately, so I can be wrong ^ ^'


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I feel sorry for Texas. They have had a drought for a while, even wildfires, and Hurricane Lee isn't going to give them much rain at all.

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