Tuesday, August 23, 2011

5.9 Earthquake Rocks East Coast, Wash D.C.

This is just breaking. I'll be out for the next few hours, so please post any updates in the comments section so folks can keep updated. Here are a few early updates:

Alert: Earthquake rocks central Virginia, D.C. region

U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m. It has been felt throughout the D.C. metro region. It measured 5.8 on Richter scale. More to follow...

Minutes after the quake, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Marcia McNutt -- who watched objects falling from the shelves in her office -- cautioned that the shaking might not be over.

“What the concern is, of course, is that this is a foreshock. If it’s a foreshock, then the worse is yet to come.”

Apparent Earthquake Rocks Wash D.C. Area

6.0 Earthquake Hits Virginia, Washington, D.C.

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has hit the Washington, D.C. metro area, prompting the evacuation of the Pentagon.
The quake hit at 1:51 p.m. EDT about 87 miles southwest of Washington D.C. and about 9 miles south of Mineral, Virginia.
The shaking was felt as far away as New York City.
Stay with News Channel 3 and KESQ.com for the latest on this developing story.

I felt it here in North Carolina - originally thinking it was a low flying helicopter shaking the house.

Buildings in Washington, D.C. are being evacuated and the airports are closing.

Apparently the quake was relatively shallow as well. There is some confusion as to the magnitude, but 5.9 is the latest.

Keep two things in mind right now. Matthew 24:6-8 and also remember we just had a very strong "unusual" quake in Colorado:

Rare Strong Earthquake Hits Colorado

Pair of Rattlers

More updates to come.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. Amazing. I had it on the weather channel watching the hurricane updates when I saw this report. I went to the earthquake moniter. (the link you have provided) It was a huge red circle!

We are getting close..so close. Do you think this has anything to do with the commet? Just wondering the thoughts here.

I believe we will be getting more of these to come. Jesus said so!

God bless all of you! Come my Lord. Amen!

Anonymous said...

I felt it shaking the house here in NC, a first for me in my long life! Diane

Mrs. C said...

Hi Diane, and Welcome Sis :) I jumped up and went to our office telling Mr.C we just had an earthquake! After decades in Cali land, I KNOW QUAKES! This really makes me nervous. In Cali land, everything is built "light" so as to speak! I offen used to think was a nightmare an earthquake at the East Coast would be, because everything is built with brick! or not built to earthquake code! Yike! And here we are in NC, and theres a quake!Ill have to rethink my earthquake preps, since now we're surrounded by trees and brick! BRICK...very bad...very bad indeed lol
Thats one reason I never lived in North Cali, too many trees,snow in the winter, and they are sitting on huge faults! Ok...back to tracking the HURRICANE now coming our way! LOL This is crazy!
God Bless!

WVBORN56 said...

I'm still in Indy so I missed the big EQ...hope my home is still standing...made of brick surrounded by trees..still enjoying the grandson with one eye and watching the crazy signs with the other eye. Maybe I will be blessed to be holding little Sam when the shofar sounds. That would be sweet!

Paula said...

Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I kept hearing "Here we go!" in my brain when I saw the report.

waterer said...

Amazing experience. I've never felt that before. We were fixing lunch and the frig started making a crazy noise and my son and looked at each othe mystified. Having never been in a tremor I didn't have a clue. I sent him the the attic to be sure the hot water heater was okay and then we headed for the tv to see if only our house was moving...
Jesus is coming soon..
My next thoughts were of how smart the Cavers dog is....:)

Anonymous said...

Hmm, on Dr Owour's fb page he stated a huge earthquake is coming to a large western metropolis- this was posted 4 hours ago. I'm not sure when the EQ happened.
Blessings, am

GG said...

I will be praying for you all to stay safe in the hours and days ahead.

God Bless!!


Anonymous said...

www.formypeople.org has dreams from God warning about these things in the specifics

Anonymous said...

what language is that, I can't read the dreams

Mrs. C said...

Yes Waterer, he is a smart boy we have, kinda indicative to his breed. Even though he's a Heinz57 dog. I know from a DNA test (and his mother) that he was 50% pure breed Boarder Collie, and they are really smart, which is not always a good thing lol. But our dog grew up in Cali land, he knows quakes.
Mr.C is right when he said he has been acting unusual. To say he’s been clingy is an understatement! Hes been like Velcro to Mr.C especially. He has not wanted to be away from either of us, and two nights this recent week, or should I say mornings, he has woken us up at almost exactly 3:00am! I got up with him, and there was nothing I saw, or heard that would make him act so scared.
Quite honestly, it creeped me out, because I know him well. He doesnt act panicked/scared unless there is some source to cause that...and there was nothing...

Mrs. C said...

Thank you GG :) Big Hug

John Chingford said...

Hi Scott

I sent two comments to you about 8 hours ago ago, but it looks like you haven't seen them. I know it is difficult to keep abreast of all the comments within so many articles. To help you, here is the URL http://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/2011/08/updates-dose-of-reality-needed.html

It is my last 2 comments. one of these was a question.


Anonymous said...

This is what he said:

Prophet Dr. David Edward Owuor
AUGUST 23, 2011 PROPHECY: A huge historic earthquake is coming to a large metropolis (A big city in a developed/western country). It will come at night in the valley and will destroy the beautiful tall buildings!! These are the signs, the LORD JESUS is coming. Prepare!!!
5 hours ago via mobile

And this:

Prophet Dr. David Edward Owuor
EARTHQUAKE HITS WASHINGTON, D.C, USA. Prophecy fulfilled in just 3 hours!! Halleluyah!! The Messiah is surely coming!!
46 minutes ago via mobile

Didn't occur at night and didn't bring down big buildings. Owuor sounds like a False Prophet to me

Tekhelet said...

Look up new Madrid fault line. YouTube has nice videos on it. The video on YouTube I watched is called the sleeping giant, new Madrid fault line.

Anonymous said...

Thanks anon. I looked at some English parts and they seem to be 7th Day Adventist.

Mrs. C said...

Yes Anon, false prophet...

Anonymous said...

I just read yesterday about insects swarming, in different areas, like large dust clouds . Interesting ?! Diane

ally said...

Hi guys-hahaha was standing in the kitchen making apple butter when shaky shaky. first i thought the well had run dry again and then it kept increasing. being the only cali kid here, once it ramped up good, i was yelping out out out to dogs kids and visitors. lasted a good long while too! woke the baby up from her nap. 300 year old house did well indeed! Oh Jesus, how I love you. Thanks for taking care of us! WV I hope the shofar sounds with the granbaby in your arms too. What a groovy way to leave this place ;)
Soon everybody very soon! Maranatha

Caver said...

Ally, so good to hear from you Sis! :) from the Cavers.

Well, the family guard dog that had been acting kind of skittish and clingy for while is still at it. He didn't freak during the shake, but hasn't changed his ways and gone back to being himself yet. Wondering if this means today's shake was just a fore-shocks or the dog is reacting to coming aftershocks.

Shaping up to be quite a week...some mandatory evacuations already in effect for outer bank islands accessible only by ferry. Old Blackbeard's island is one of them.

gearedup2go said...

Ally, good to hear from you. : )

Animal Control is very busy before and during an earthquake when dogs and cats escape their homes and head for the hills. So if you see in your local paper several listings of lost and found, well, you know what may be one reason.

gearedup2go said...

Here's some dramatic footage of the earthquake in D.C.


Scott said...


I'm headed back down to that comment thread now, and I'll get back to that discussion - thanks for the heads up.


Caver said...

Geared, are you sure that's of the earthquake????

Expected Imminently said...


As Alice wanted you to write a novel, I tried to get you inspired with a brief synopsis - did you miss it? I can't do links so I have posted again here.

Before I forget; what about all the missing squirrels you and Caver noticed. I said 'batton down the hatches, just in case' do you think they were linked with the quake?

Synopsis for Mrs C re Damascus
Mahmoud rose slowly to his feet from his cross legged position under the Date Palm. Carefully he secreted a small, leather bound book into the folds of his loose robe. Squinting into the sky, his eyes searched the lightly clouded sky tinged with rose by the setting of the sun; then turned abruptly on his heel with a set and determined jaw.

His family would be in bed by now, fast asleep as his wife gently rocked the babies cradle. His father would still be in the square talking with the other men - his mother would be preparing for the morning meal. He stopped abruptly; unsure which direction to take first; it was time, he must prepare his family to leave immediately.

His hesitation was short lived as his fathers loud voice boomed above the voices of the other men. He quickened his pace muttering under his breath; we must waste no time, take the barest essentials and leave the rest in God’s hands.

Finally the old truck was bumping and rattling over the dusty terrain holding its precious cargo. They weren’t alone; not many, but a few other vehicles were coughing and belching their way across the arid landscape. Dusk was falling quickly now and the tense drivers breathed a sigh of relief as they passed the city boundary. Mahmoud’s eyes filled with tears, this would be the last time they would ever see the road sign in the Arabic sprawl of Damascus.

Over to you Mrs C I can't wait to hear what happens ;)

Scott said...

I don't have to worry about my dogs going anywhere - they are too dumb (bless their low IQ hearts).....We could have a 10 magnitude, a comet hit and a tsunami and they'd still be eating their dinner or whatever they do....they'd be clueless. So I don;t have the advantage you folks with smart dogs have :) We love 'em though:)

George said...


gearedup2go said...

Caver, we see this pattern over here near the New Madrid fault line and near other fault lines as well.

gearedup2go said...

Caver, I apologize for posting the wrong video. I'm a little slow today~call it brain fog.


DrNofog said...

Hey, don't be including part of my name in yer brain-burp!!