July 16, 2010 by Post Team
Dc Earthquake:Many residents of Washington DC were awakened by a stranger, even minor earthquake this morning, shortly after 5:00 am EST.
The magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck at about 5:04 PM.
There are no reports of injuries or damage this time.
DC Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 Quake Rattles Washington Area
The quake DC, considered minor, a magnitude 3.6, was felt in the suburbs of Arlington, Va., and Bethesda, Maryland. It was also felt in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The quake was centered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, about 20 miles NW of the nations capital.
Montgomery County Maryland Police Department reported receiving numerous calls regarding the event.
Public Information Officer, Lucille Baur said the quake woke her husband up DC.
“At first he thought it was a big truck going on,” he said. “He felt the house shaking and windows rattling a little.”
The following statistics are from the USGS:
* Friday, July 16, 2010 at 9:04:47 UTC
* Friday, July 16, 2010 at 5:04:47 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 39 167 ° N, 77 252 ° W
Depth of 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Potomac-Shenandoah Region REGION
DISTANCES 15 km (10 miles) northwest of Rockville, Maryland
30 km (15 miles) ENE of Leesburg, Virginia
35 km (20 miles) northwest of Washington, D. C.
70 km (45 miles) WNW of Annapolis, Maryland
Location Uncertainty horizontal + / – 13.3 km (8.3 miles), depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST = 15, NPH = 15, Dmin = 44.7 km, Rmss = 1.49 sec, Gp = 133 °,
M-type = “Nuttli” surface wave magnitude (mbLg), Version = 6
* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
This morning is the largest earthquake ever recorded in a radius of 30 miles of Washington.
Perhaps our politicians are getting a wakeup call that you can not miss! Oh, wait, really can. Before the end of the day, I’m sure someone, somewhere, will be able to blame GW Bush for this earthquake of magnitude 3.6 DC.
Fortunately, this was only a minor tremor and should not interfere in anybody’s plans to vacation in Maine this weekend.
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If you have a theory by an earthquake that hit the DC area, leave those, too. This could be interesting. I’m thinking it is a prelude to the arrival of shock in November!
On a personal note: Hi Nancy! Did you feel that thing?
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