Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Did any of my East Coast readers feel the quake?
You all okay?  Blessings to you.

AOW....how are you two?


Ducky's here said...

It's not well known that the East Coast has it's own fault lines. I've experienced several small quakes.

This one doesn't appear to have caused any serious damage.

Leticia said...

So far no injuries have been reported. I have a friend who lives in Virginia and they are safe, thank God!

Wake up call?

Brooke said...

My brother and sister-in-law are stationed at Ft. Meade and she said she got a good shake. So far, all are OK.

Z said...

Ducky, they apparently get about 1,500 shakes a year over 5.0...and 150 over 6.
I'm glad there's no serious damage.

Leticia, they're saying it doesn't mean a bigger one will follow. I hope not.

Brooke, glad they're okay.

Scotty said...

It shook the camper here in upstate N.Y. It got the wiener dog to bark too!

It seemed to last about 10 seconds or so.

Bob said...

When I heard about the quake, I thought it might be caused by a release of hot air from Washington, DC because Congress is not in session, and Big O is spouting off on Cape Cod.

Glad to hear there were no injuries or property damage.

Scotty: Is it not a strange thing that you have a dachshund instead of a scotty? My weiner dog is 15 yrs old, and still ruling the neighborhood.

Joe Conservative said...

Greenbelt, MD ,shook pretty good. We evacuated buildings and went home early. Some brick walls collapsed in Baltimore, but no real damage. :)

Always On Watch said...

We're okay.

One broken piece of bric-a-brac: the ceramic giraffe my beloved aunt gave me -- the aunt who passed away last November.

Many other items fell to the floor but weren't broken.

I wasn't home at the time, but rather in an office building dealing with some insurance matters. At first, none of us in the office realized that the shaking was being caused by an earthquake as the office building is situated on a street frequented by big delivery trucks. Once we realized that an earthquake was in progress, we hurried out. I moved far away from the building, but others did not. Go figure!

Cell phone gridlock and traffic gridlock ensued quickly.

Mr. AOW was a bit unnerved as he was home alone and, of course, unable to escape in a timely manner.

As far as I can tell, this brick and plaster house has no structural damage. But some buildings not far from me have been condemned.

This Sunday, we'll be feeling the effects of the hurricane coming up the coast.

The "days" of Job?

Z said...

AOW! "Condemned buildings?" WOW.
I'm glad you and Mr. AOW are safe. And sorry about that precious momento from your aunt; I hope it is a clean break.

Joe...glad you're okay. Collapsed brick can hurt; I'm glad there are no injuries.

Scotty, glad you're fine! Animals do freak out in earthquakes.
Here in L.A., I had 2 cats ...If I felt a little unusual shaking, I'd look at them. If they were acting normal (hadn't jumped into the closet or something!), I knew it was nothing. Sort of like watching the flight attendant when there's what you think's unusual turbulence!

Bob...Scott/Dachsund; go figure!
I have a friend who's Dachsund INSANE!! LOVES THEM! Do you have any barking solutions for Dachsunds that she could learn from? She's got a real yapper.

Anonymous said...

My kid was in NYC and she said the TV in her room fell off the wall!

Poor kid...yesterday she had a four hour delay from MDW to EWR...gets in too late for her set....then has an earthquake today which closed the airport down!!! LOL

I told her it was the "End of Days"!

But...Ms. Z...she's on the way to...LAaaaaaa!

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FairWitness said...

Hi Z, here is north central West Virginia, those at their desks in our company reported their chairs shaking, the guys out in our back hangar reported the hangar lights suspended from the roof were swaying. Ed, our partner & I were all walking over to the airport manager's office for a meeting during the earthquake and we felt nothing. The idiots at the county courthouse evacuated the building. Talk about over-reacting. Sheesh!

Z said...

Hi, FW.....
I heard a lot of buildings were evacuated on the E. Coast and figure it's just that people don't know how to handle quakes when they're not used to them. They're not fun to handle when you ARE used to them, either, believe me.
I'm just happy I don't work or live in a high rise. I'd probably want out if that were the case.
Glad you were okay.

Scotty said...

My weiner dog is 15 yrs old, and still ruling the neighborhood.

That's a doxie for ya!! Ours is queen of all she surveys! Squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits, quake at the mention of her name!

Do you have any barking solutions for Dachsunds that she could learn from? She's got a real yapper.

Dachshunds yap, Z, that's what they do!! If one wants a quiet dog a doxie ain't it!

We had two, one died a couple months ago.....you should have heard the noise with two!!

Anonymous said...

Off topic...but none the less...I couldn't help but posting this. It's time to really fear the left and their goals when it's we...who are perceived as the enemy of the people. This is an example of the "civility" they seek? And today...the supreme idiot of all IDIOTS...a repulsive idiot adored by her fanatical dependents on the teet....I give you....Maxine waters.

"Rep. Nancy Pelosi – “We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi – “They want to destroy your rights.”
Sen. Harry Reid – “The time for ideological extremism should end.”
Rep. Rangel – “These people don’t care about our country.”
Comm. Director Dan Pfeiffer – “…could potentially put us towards a depression because House Republicans…are unwilling to compromise.”
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz – “This is almost like dictatorship.”
Rep. Garamendi (D-CA) – “They basically want to terminate the American Dream.”
Rachel Maddow Show – “shameless, craven, unprincipled, partisan hackery”
Tom Friedman – “If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission.”
Rep. Hoyer – “They want to shoot every bullet they have at the president.”
Van Jones – “They want to repeal the 20th century. They want to smash down every American institution our grandparents fought for…”
Joe Klein in Time – “Osama bin Laden, if he were still alive, could not have come up with a more clever strategy for strangling our nation.”
Steve Rattner on MSNBC – “It’s a form of economic terrorism…These Tea Party guys are like strapped with dynamite standing in the middle of Times Square at rush hour saying either you do it my way or we’re going to blow you up, ourselves up, and the whole country with us.”
Paul Krugman in NY Times – “Republicans have, in effect, taken America hostage…”
William Yeomans at Politico – “they have now become full-blown terrorists. They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals.”
Martin Frost at Politico – “We now have a group of U.S. politicians seeking political purity, who seem to have much in common with the Taliban.”
Rep. Schakowsky – “Republicans, stop fragging the American economy and the American people!”
Margaret Carlson – “they’ve strapped explosives to the Capitol and they think they are immune from it.”
Rep. Mike Doyle – “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
VP Biden – “They have acted like terrorists”

democrats have to depend on one element and one element only to energize their base…..Hate.

Get ready to be reviled, mocked, scorned, libeled lied about...

Pris said...

Hi Imp, well, according to Maxine Waters the Tea Party can go to hell!

Today, I replaced my old worn out Tea Party sticker on my car, with a new one.

We're not going away, regardless of Waters or anyone else. If the left chooses hate, that's too bad, we will stay in the game, and let them scream. Join us, we have a country to save.

It's a tough job but someone has to do it!

Z said...

Scotty; yes, but my friend's had Dachsunds for YEARS and this one beats the band!! NEVER STOPS!!!! Unless it's inside, then I think it calms down. The neighbors aren't happy!

Imp; did you hear Sharpton's signed on for a show before Matthews on MSNBC every day :-) JUST IN TIME to swing the black vote back. Or, maybe it's a coincidence!! HA.

All those quotes are about the election; even those people quoted aren't dumb enough to believe what they're saying. They all get the memo, and I believe personally that it's from the 3 bigwig producers Obama quietly hired to work in the White House during his inauguration time.....you never hear OF them but I believe we're hearing a lot FROM them in the mouths of leftwingers who do get a memo.

Why else would it be : ONe week, it's TERRORIRSTS, the next week, it's hurting the economy, the week after that it's 'Republicans had senators who're too young working on the debt ceiling'...watch for it; week by week , many leftwing pundits use the same terms.....

very transparent and VERY UNAMERICAN.

ANd, if a Republican said ANY OF THOSE THINGS, ANY of them, they'd be CRUCIFIED and everyone knows that; and THAT is what I think Americans are FINALLY waking up to.

Always On Watch said...

I need to get some Super Glue to mend the ceramic giraffe.

Two of our cats -- one of them the bold and brazen Cameo -- went and hid. The old girl Dusti just sat where she was.

A lot of damage in Culpeper, Virginia, according to this morning's news. There is a historic area there with very old structures.

Always On Watch said...

A very mild aftershock here last night around 8:30 PM.

Always On Watch said...

Damage to the Washington Cathedral is more extensive than first thought.

Z said...

AOW, thanks for those links.
I think it's rather troubling that such an unusual situation happened there, around our government...and the National Cathedral, while some are so busy removing God from the national scene.

I'm glad the 8:30 quake wasn't big.!

Mark said...

Hi, Z. I live less than 40 miles from the epicenter of the quake (my wife's dentist's office is in Mineral basically the center of the quake), and although we were a little shook up (literally) we sustained no damage or injuries. I felt like I was floor surfing!

A couple of things fell onto the kitchen floor and a plastic tube of my wife's Mary Kay face cleanser was found shortly afterwards floating in our toilet bowl, but she says that's my fault for not putting the seat down. :-)

What strikes me is the amount of news coverage this is getting. It's ridiculous! It lasted all of 30 seconds (at the most), yet we are still experiencing the aftershocks of 24 hour continuous news coverage.

As you folks in California are no doubt aware, this little quake was no big deal. But you'd think the entire East Coast just slid off into the ocean the way the media covers it.

But thanks for your concern.

Mark said...

We have a Dachsund. She is the oldest of our dogs. We also have a Toy Poodle, a miniature poodle (smaller than the Toy Poodle) a Bishon Frise, a Puggle (Pug and Beagle mix), and a Golden Retriever/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.

Mark said...

Whose fault? Whose fault? Apparently Bush's fault, 'cause Mr. Richter can't predict her kicking our asphalt.

beamish said...

I don't know why these leftists would constantly badmouth a man with a hurricane steering machine and think that they wouldn't get some in due time.

Z said...

Mark, this is so funny ! "Mary Kay face cleanser was found shortly afterwards floating in our toilet bowl, but she says that's my fault for not putting the seat down. :-)"

Ya, the coverage was UNBELIEVABLY exaggerated......
"floor surfing", however, isn't much fun!