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Virginia And Washington Earthquake In Photos: DC Is Under Attack

by | 23rd, August 2011

ON the day an earthquake hit the Washington area – a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia – Hapless Joe Biden was in Japan…strolling through the March 11 earthquake and tsunami stricken area full of weeds in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture. Obama was playing golf in golf at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard…

And Anorak reader writes from Virginia:

We all read about earthquakes and the catastrophes from them. However, many of us have never experienced an earthquake or even how one is suppose to feel when it starts to happen.

I had my first experience with an earthquake today living in No. VA where it hit hard. I was sitting at my computer and all of a sudden I heard a loud noise and my house started shaking and moving all around me and I didn’t know what was going and I was scared. My dogs went crazy running around and my bird was flapping madly around his cage and I got up from my chair and couldn’t even walk to the door the house was moving so. Two thoughts went through my mind – a gas line blew outside and the house would go up in flames or DC was under direct attack, as I live close enough to DC that I would feel any effects from bombs going off.

We have been receiving news warnings there could be after shocks hitting some time this evening.

Say it ain’t so, Joe:


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Garry Ringo cleans up at his grocery and liquor store in Segundo, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after an earthquake toppled merchandise off of shelves. The strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were reported as aftershocks continued Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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