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Old 23-08-2011, 16:13   #16
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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone was in the Baltimore area as that's where my boat is. Im wondering if I should be worried about damage to it.
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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone was in the Baltimore area as that's where my boat is. Im wondering if I should be worried about damage to it.
I made my original post here from my location in Baltimore. It was an unusual movement aboard, but not something that I would expect to have caused any damage on any boat.
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Old 23-08-2011, 18:10   #18
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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone was in the Baltimore area as that's where my boat is. Im wondering if I should be worried about damage to it.
There is very little damage in the D.C. area. I was in Baltimore when it hit and did not realize a earthquake happened.
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Old 23-08-2011, 18:16   #19
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I have felt three earthquakes while being on the boat at the dock. What I really notice is the vertical motion of the boat moving which does not seem normal at all. I was onboard during the Loma Prietta earthquake at the dock. Watching the pilings create their own wake was something to watch.

Other than an airplane, being on a boat during an earthquake is probably the safest place you could possibly be.

Living in California for all my life, I have become used to earthquakes and enjoy the sensation of the ground shaking...it's just mother nature doing its thing and there is no fear when it happens. I have survived dozens of previous earthquakes.
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They may deserve a whip'n but not killed. (well ok, I see your point)
Yes I agree, but with the interruption, would we notice the difference?
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Old 23-08-2011, 18:20   #21
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Not sure what was more interesting on CNN:

The Earthquake (and I really hope nobody got seriously hurt...

or

Some guy in Libya carrying a gold plated AK-47 from 'Mr. Squirrel head" 's compound...

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Other than an airplane, being on a boat during an earthquake is probably the safest place you could possibly be.
I agree as long as the center of the quake is not offshore...

In that case, lock 'er up and RUN!

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I made my original post here from my location in Baltimore. It was an unusual movement aboard, but not something that I would expect to have caused any damage on any boat.

Thanks for easing my mind. Now all I have to worry about is if Irene is going to hit that area or not... sure does suck to be 2000km away
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Hey Ice
Sorry, didn`t mean to stir your worries, but in a way everyone ashore and at sea got very lucky today.
Man consider the consequences if this `quake was offshore....
- The amount of deep sea traffic running out of or onto the East shore would have been catastrophic.
- the amount of sea level real estate on Long Island, and North and South of there would have been major grief.
- Liveaboards would probably have been hit the worst.

I`m not a fear monger, I`m a firm believer in`calculated risk`yet all in all, I believe the East Coast of the USA got off today with a minor warning: (Thanks, Earth, Water Entity..)

2 days ago, the Queen Charlotte Islands got hit with a 4.9 quake. This place is close to Alaska, yet they haven`t been hit for ages...
Neither has the East Coast of the US...

As for the guy who got that Gold plated AK-47, it was probably unregistered...Lmao...

Cheers for a better day after the sun rises.

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DOJ -- hilarious graphic. Did you make that?
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Seems like it was better to be on a boat than sightseeing in DC.
Earthquake damages Washington monument - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
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OK, for some reason I'm still guffawing here. "The lawn chair? OH, MY GOD!"

Very akin to this:

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we had a large quake off shore at pacific beach about a yr ago--didnt do anything-- dont get yer drawers in a pinch -- need training in kali quakage. come here for apprenticeship--oops i am in mazatlan,,,lol
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