Anyone feel the earthquake?

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  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I think it was the entire east coast, hit at about 1:55 or 56pm just now. First one I ever felt, kinda weird.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, here in boston, my whole building was swaying back and forth - quite shocking
     
  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Haha, once I saw my TV move around I jumped to protect it :D (Ohio here)
     
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  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yeah. Knocked over a few dishes here in Arlington VA.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I did but I was not sure it was one. It was light here in NC, at least where I'm at. Coming from CA my assessment of shaking is probably jaded.
     
  7. bearbear macrumors regular

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    people in Toronto are saying they felt it too...crazy.
     
  8. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Felt it on Long Island. First one I've ever felt also. Thought the person behind me was rocking my chair.

    @jessica the person across from me at my desk is from LA. He thought they were rocking something in the office next door (renovations) and described it as a baby one.
     
  9. HuggyLowDown macrumors regular

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    Felt in here in Springfield, VA. Apparently it was a 5.8 magnitude based in Virginia. Just have a broken vase here.
     
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  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Apparently when there is an earthquake on the east coast all cell towers go down. How ridiculous.
     
  12. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Yup! SMS and 3G work fine for me though. Took a while for me to get in touch with my mom and brother.
     
  13. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Felt it pretty good here in DC, interesting to see everyone pouring out of their downtown offices wondering "WTF!?"
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^ I'm at home on wifi and shouldn't be using 3G to my knowledge.
     
  15. HuggyLowDown macrumors regular

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    Maybe Apple should start thinking about giving us an earthquake alert on our iPhones! ;)
    Just kidding everyone. :)
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Didn't feel the earthquake directly, but the people in our Connecticut office got evacuated so I'm stuck doing their work, so I'm still feeling it ;)

    Just need the New Madrid fault to wake up tomorrow and they can do my stuff
     
  17. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I felt it, but only slightly here on Long Island
     
  18. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    Yup. Even felt it here on the SC coast. Very very minor.
     
  19. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably being bogged down with texts and calls for "OMG DID YOU FEEL THAT"

    my phone froze from them.
     
  20. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    We get those pretty often in Alaska...as a result my office is built to be very wobbly - so much so that large semi trucks passing by make it wobble a bit.

    DC must be a lousy place to be right now - hot, humid, mosquitos, earthquakes... :D
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    Yup, I cannot make any phone calls.
     
  22. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    It not that they go down. Chances are the lines are over load with people trying to make recieve calls, send txt, use data and so on. It so badly slammed it it shows to a crawl to the point that nothing works.

    When Rita was heading to Houston, if you were in Houston you could not make or recieve phone calls.
    If you where not in Houston but had a Houston number then you could not recieve phone calls and your voice mail did not work but you could make calls.
    If you were in Houston and had a number for another area your voice mail would store messages but you could not send or recieve calls.

    Txt messages were flaky but txting was not as big then any how.

    Ike kill the phones of any type and txt message were slow
     
  23. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Don't forget Congress.
     
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