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Will I get a better core workout standing up, running for the door, or trying to squeeze under a desk?

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my bet is standing up beercheer.gif

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Oh.    I see a lot of folks frantically over-dialing cell phones, is that any good for my peripheral fitness?

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I was driving. Didn't even feel it. Bummer.

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It's cute to see all of you east coasters excited about an earth quake.  biggrin.gif

 

When I lived in Santa Barbara, my company's building was down by the water, and I literally had the USGS web site bookmarked for our region, so every time we felt a quake we'd quickly take an office pool guessing the magnitude.

 

EDIT: being down by the water was relevant because most of the quake's epicenters were in the water between the coast and the Channel islands, so you really felt them down there.

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My kids thought it was pretty freaky. The only other one I've ever felt was sometime in 83-84 in New Hampshire at like 6 am or something. 

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.3 gs peak.   Meh.   That's not even strong enough to require helmets. 

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A number of buildings are closed in DC today for inspection, including Washington Monument.


I was in a dorm room at UVA yesterday (Charlottesville) helping youngest daughter unpack her stuff for start of first year of school there. We joked about whether an earthquake was a good omen on first day? I guess it is if you survive it smile
It was very noticeable to us, felt and sounded like a freight train passing nearby for about 15-20 secs, reminded me of the cheap motel near the RR tracks that I stayed in one night in SLC during ski trip there last Jan.

I spent three years in Long Beach, CA as a kid, but have lived in VA for most of my life.  This was similar to several quakes I experienced long ago in Southern Cal, but was certainly the most impressive (and only the second) I've ever felt in the East.  This NY Times article talks about damage at Virginia epicenter about 30 miles east of Charlottesville.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/us/25mineral.html

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