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2011-08-23 18:06:08.219797+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

[ related topics: Earthquake ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-24 16:55:05.976466+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Actually, the Washington National Cathedral was seriously damaged.


Unreinforced stone structures don't fare well even in minor quakes.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-24 15:20:28.95076+00 by: Larry Burton

I noted yesterday that most of my Twitter feed was humorous remarks about the quake so that must mean that there were no significant injuries or damage. A friend living in DC replied back, "Nope, nothing but gridlock." I knew then that everything was already back to normal.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-24 14:56:53.471909+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Civil servants immediately evacuated after the quake, and the stock market jumped 300 points. Coincidence?

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-24 14:43:32.297959+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. The right place to get news seems to be FaceTwitBlogs: Quick burst of "hey, this happened, here are additional sources" and we're back to reality.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-08-24 11:20:40.978303+00 by: andylyke

We're on Long Island NY. We were in our hotel room when the bottle of water started shloshing, and we felt the bldg shaking. This was the greatest earthquake sensation I've ever felt, but it really wasn't worth the nonstop interviews of schmucks on the streets of NY that followed on the TV. It really brought home the NYcentric view of the world. helicopter pics of the GW bridge, a view of a couple of bricks that allegedly fell from a facade (during the quake?)and then a passing comment that the epicenter was somewhere in a place called Virginia. "Now to Brooklyn, where we understand nothing happened...."