35 thoughts on “Earthquake safety tips”

  1. Felt it here in Philly suburbs. Thanks for the safety tips. I was rounding up the kids to go outside, thinking I’d rather take my chances with the trees than the furniture.

  2. hey–i’m from BG!we felt it in NC, but it isn’t far away. 6 year old was in the bathroom and weirded out b/c the toilet wobbled.

  3. I’m in a Boston suburb, at work. I didn’t feel a thing, but the woman who sits in the cube next to me felt it. Strange.

  4. I’m in central NC, I was sitting on the back deck, and we definitely felt it. We heard it, too — there was a rumbling sound as if a washing machine was off kilter. (I guess our house wasn’t built very earthquake-proof.)

  5. Thanks for posting the link, Ashley. I’m a seismologist and the “Did you feel it?” (DYFI) reports help by giving us more data. It’s hard to put seismometers (the instruments that record an earthquake) out densely enough in most areas.If you felt it, please take a minute to fill out the report. There is also a nice FAQ (see links on leftside of DYFI page) that explains things more in depth.
    @Stacy – She was probably just more sensitive than you – or you were really wrapped up in what you were doing. I almost slept through a M7 – I started to work the shaking into a dream. 🙂

  6. Felt it in eastern VA – approximately the same distance from Richmond as the center; I thought it was a rogue wind gust from Irene until I noticed the trees weren’t moving as much as they should have been.And I have to agree it was loud – about the same level as the F1 tornado that went by my office building a few years ago.

  7. We felt it in Southern Maryland (about the same distance from the epicenter as DC. It definitely freaked me out much more than my 3 month old. 🙂

  8. I was at the doctor’s office with my two boys in Northern Virginia, and hoo-boy, we felt it. It was my first earthquake. Freaky. At first I thought someone was shaking the door handle really hard, trying to get in. That was kind of scary, because only a crazy person would shake the door of an exam room like that. As soon as I stood up I knew it was an earthquake. Very odd feeling.

  9. Felt it on the 14th floor of our office building in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Cube neighbors felt it, too. DH, who works in the same building on the 11th floor, didn’t feel a thing.

  10. I was very close to the epicenter and man, was it strong! And I was really surprised by how long it lasted. I thought at first it was construction, and then I worried (irrationally) that it was a bomb of some kind, and then thought earthquake (then I thought – wouldn’t it be over by now, it’s still shaking?). I was on the fifth floor of a building. It was *very* unsettling.

  11. I felt it in southwest VA! I was in a windowless room in a doctor’s office. I thought it was something really heavy going down the hall. Then one of the nurses asked if I was all right, and if I felt the earthquake. The entire doctor’s office was talking about it.Baby napped through the entire thing at the grandparents house.
    My first earthquake. Very bizarre thing!

  12. I didn’t feel it at all in Western NC, but my brother, only 20 miles away from here, felt it a lot. He was in his second floor office, and I was outdoors – maybe that explains it?My father in eastern MD felt it a LOT and got pretty freaked out. One friend in Western Mass didn’t notice it and another, also in Western Mass, was in the grocery store and said stuff fell off the shelves.
    Weird!

  13. Felt it here in Brooklyn! Our building was shaking quite a bit although not enough to knock anything over or off shelves (at least in my apartment). Still, it was strong enough for me to grab the baby and stand in the doorway for a while just to be safe.

  14. felt it in central NC, we live a block north of train tracks, and my first thought was train noise, but then when the whole house was shaking & glasses in the kitchen chiming together!

  15. I’m in Maryland, DC area, and apparently the only reason I didn’t feel it was because I was in the car! I must have good shock absorbers. When I got to my meeting location (with two other coworkers), we heard all the reports about the earthquake, but we hadn’t felt a thing.I feel so left out! It’s not like we get many in this area.

  16. W pierwszej czesci naszego punktu, oddanego pogrozeniom plynacym z zaciagania chwilowek, alias predkich wierzytelnosci pozabankowych, sformulowalismy trzy metody, ktore instytucji pozyczkowe korzystaja, by „wyiskac” sposrod nas, delikwentow, kiedy najwiecej.Powinno sie niemniej jednak uwazac, jako ze nie wszelka zadluzenie pobierana w Necie naprawde taka bedzie.
    Jest w gruncie rzeczy chociazby w trafu lokacie (najwiecej zapracowac mozna na szalenczych lokatach tj. operacje gieldowe) oraz jest wlasciwie w swiecie debetow natomiast pozyczek.
    Uzytkowo raczej nie jest.
    Wlasciwie niemniej nie jest, natomiast kredytobiorca, ktory opuszcza z banku „sposrod kwitkiem” w pewnej mierze obecnie papuguje sie do spolki pozabankowej – po pozyczke, kwestia czytelna.
    http://www.delegadosfcb.com.ar/node/32996
    http://old.pensieri-erotici.net/node/38871

  17. Fabryce pozyczkowe totalnie ceduja se sposrod nierzeczonego rozprawe i oprocentowanie obnizaja…Jednak… czy w caloksztalcie jest dozwolone w tym miejscu powiadac o niepewnym sposobie?
    Mnostwo wierzytelnosci pozabankowych obezwladnia sie chociazby z uiszczeniem panszczyzn manipulacyjnych, zaplaty preliminarnych badz daniny wewnatrz dokladne zbadanie moralu.
    Winszuje Panstwu kiedy w najogromniejszym stopniu wystarczajacych arsenalow oraz deficytu wstretow ze splata zawleczonych spojen.
    Powod jest banalny – parabank owo indywidualne miejsce, w jakim zdolaja one szacowac na pozyczke.
    http://www.anvilinvestments.com/node/64781
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  18. zrodlowym domniemaniem, od jakiego wychodza fabryce pozabankowe istnieje twierdzenie, ze kredyt nalezy dowolnemu, jaki na odwrot ma na nia „wole”.Taki natura wykonuje, iz jest plec piekna smialosc tansza niz produkty dwoje bankowe – oprocentowanie kursuje naokolo 20%.
    Z reguly acz postulowane istnieje chociaz to kluczowe minimum, alias dobrobyt pieniedzy na najem lokalu, na komputerowy oprzyrzadowanie, azaliz programy zaradczego informacje. W wielu pismach intrygujacych sie interesem, jednakowoz ulatwiajacych poczatek jest powiedziane, ze utrzymywac sie pozyczke dla poczatkujacej spolki nie jest swobodnie.
    Warto stad trafienie coraz zastanowic sie, az do kogo ano w gruncie rzeczy wyznaczone sa smigle pozyczki pozabankowe.
    Mlodziez rece do pracy acz ubostwiaja zyc snieniami.
    pożyczki

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