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Post by Eldorion on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:23 pm

We just had an earthquake on the east coast of the U.S., epicenter in Virginia, that is being estimated as between 5.8 and 6.0 Shocked All sorts of news sites are loading really slow for me from all the people trying to check them, so I'm relying on Facebook friends for news. USGS reports as well:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/37.39.-79.-77_eqs.php

I don't know if there's anyone else on this site in the effected area but apparently it was felt as far as away as Boston, about 500 miles from the epicenter. My house was shaking pretty hard and making a lot of noise but there's no apparent damage or even mess to clean up. I hope everyone else is okay too. On the lookout for aftershocks, now.
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Post by Eldorion on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:24 pm

I get that ~5.9 really isn't a big earthquake, but we're not supposed to have them here! Laughing I've never actually felt an earthquake before so it was really weird. Razz Once again, I hope no one has been hurt. Smile
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Post by Baingil on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:26 pm

I hope everyone stays safe! And thank goodness you're a decent distance away from the epicenter.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:38 pm

Weird when that sort of stuff happens in a place you dont expect it. Only ver experienced on quake, about half yours, when I was a kid. You dont expect them in Scotland either so was really weird for me as a kid as the adults didnt know waht was happening anyway. Funny thing about it was the US Navy base thought the Russians were attacking and the whole place went onto lockdown with sirens blazing. I remeber thinking "well that's that then." (or as I was kid that was the sentiment I think the actual words were "Oh s**t we are all going to die!"

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Post by Tinuviel on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:02 pm

I heard it was across the U.S.! Apparently, a fault line slipped in southern Illinois, too. I heard they all went at once! And I guess tehre was one in Colorado, too!

ARMAGEDON!!!!!!! affraid

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Post by Orwell on Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:15 pm

I suspect Allah is about to unleash his forces against the Evil West. Shocked

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:20 am

Tinuviel wrote:I heard it was across the U.S.! Apparently, a fault line slipped in southern Illinois, too. I heard they all went at once! And I guess tehre was one in Colorado, too!

I know there was an unrelated earthquake in Colorado (there are, of course, different fault lines in Colorado and Virginia) but the USGS doesn't seem to be aware of any recent sizable earthquakes in Illinois. Question Apparently there has been a fair bit of property damage around the mid-Atlantic region, but I haven't heard of any injuries or deaths yet, thankfully. Smile
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:20 am

Orwell wrote:I suspect Allah is about to unleash his forces against the Evil West. Shocked

Actually, what I heard was:

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:23 am

lol!

Positive discrimination God! Now your talking.

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Post by Orwell on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:19 am

I, of course, tend to doubt the existence of a gay God.  cyclops 

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:22 am

Stupid post. I thought this was new, even after reading half a page I still didn't catch the dates.

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Re: Earthquake!

Post by Eldorion on Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:26 am

Funnily enough, my dad was just talking about this earthquake at dinner tonight. I hadn't thought about it in some time. This is still my favorite East Coast earthquake meme:

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Post by Norc on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:27 pm

Omg orwell, leave th old threads be it messes with my head. I read august 2011 and i thought it was like only a year or two ago... IT'S THREE FUCKING YEARS AGO !! I started high school that fall and now i'm done.. Wow how time flies..
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Post by Ringdrotten on Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:38 pm

Sure does Nod


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Post by Norc on Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:43 pm

Laughing
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:55 pm

Norc wrote:Omg orwell, leave th old threads be it messes with my head. I read august 2011 and i thought it was like only a year or two ago... IT'S THREE FUCKING YEARS AGO !! I started high school that fall and now i'm done..  Wow how time flies..

And now this post was three fucking years ago! Shocked Even more, actually. Time, you scary.
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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:03 pm

I do vaguely remember something called 2014.. far back in the annals of history.. Shocked

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Post by malickfan on Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:12 pm

I could never work out if I liked or disliked that new posts on old forum threads bump them to front page again here, it's amusing when some weird old topics get bumped again after several years, but slightly weird to come across old posts of mine from 3 or 4 years ago and realize I am still posting the same sort of nonsense that I used to...

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Post by azriel on Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:41 pm

Ah, I like the weird & the wonderful Very Happy Old threads are great simply because you didn't know they existed or even remember they did.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:59 pm

It's like a big fun treasure hunt to try and find the most embarrassing old posts of someone and shove them back into the light of day.

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Post by malickfan on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:01 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:It's like a big fun treasure hunt to try and find the most embarrassing old posts of someone and shove them back into the light of day.

Challenge accepted...

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:02 pm

Fortunately my most embarrassing forum posts are on other sites. Though there are certainly threads where I cringe at my posts on here too. No
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Post by Eldorion on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:04 pm

I'm pretty sure I invoked a statute of limitations against halfwise once by refusing to argue in defense of a statement I had made 2.5 years previously after a thread was bumped. Razz Though that exchange is probably considerably more than 2.5 years old itself by this point.


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Post by malickfan on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:07 pm

I wonder if I can find my first post here?, I think I remember which thread it was on, I just turned up unannounced one day after Figgsy mentioned the name on the old 'Bree' forum.

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:07 pm

Which thread do you recall it being? study
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