West Virginia earthquakes list

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The list below shows the West Virginia earthquakes and the earthquakes close to West Virginia

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – West Virginia time = UTC – 5

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Louisa, Virginia Feb 03 10:04 2.7 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mineral - Very weak shaking
  • Louisa - I felt the shaking a little after 5 am. No damage.
  • Mineral - Weak shaking
  • Louisa - Woke up early in the morning to a loud boom and shaking
  • Louisa, VA - Got up at 5am and was standing in the bathroom when I heard a rumble, like a distant train but without the usual, gradual fading in and out. Did not feel any shaking. Still sleepy; forgot about it until husband told me that evening that there had been an earthquake a few minutes after 5.
  • USGS Louisa, Virginia Feb 03 10:04 2.7 7 MAP
    USGS New Castle, Virginia Dec 11 09:41 2.5 14 MAP
    USGS New Castle, Virginia Dec 10 06:43 2.5 14 MAP
    USGS Oceana, West Virginia Nov 15 22:20 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Wharncliffe - No damage. Lasted approximately 15 seconds. Rattled the doors and windows.
  • Roanoke, VA - I was sitting on couch and it felt like the ground just shook the couch and it was like a wave of some sort from left to right I heard the back porch door SHake I’ve felt shakes before bc I lived in California I was in the 1989 earthquake so I just know I’m surprised I felt in Roanoke va
  • USGS Wyndham, Virginia Sep 23 03:55 2.5 7 MAP
    USGS Mifflintown, Pennsylvania Jun 13 00:30 3.4 26 MAP
    EMSC Pennsylvania Jun 13 00:30 3.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mechanicsburg - Shaking lasted 3 seconds or so. Sounded like a rumble of thunder or loud bass.
  • Chambersburg - Felt shaking twice about 3 seconds apart
  • Mercersburg - Windows rattled. Lasted 2 or 4 sevonds
  • Sunbury - Very weak shaking
  • Mercersburg - It only lasted a few seconds but we felt it. We thought a jet flew over the house.
  • Cumberland County, PA - Low rumble, about 2 or 3 seconds with minor/weak shake
  • 16657 - AFelt the sofa shaking, and heard a rumble like thunder!
  • Manchester - Felt rumble lasting less than 15 seconds. No damage to my knowledge
  • Manchester - Felt rumble lasting less than 15 seconds. No damage to my knowledge
  • Roaring Spring - Weak shaking
  • Hartstown - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Mifflintown, Pennsylvania Jun 13 00:30 3.4 29 MAP
    USGS Alderson, West Virginia Mar 04 07:41 2.6 15 MAP
    USGS Goochland, Virginia Nov 09 16:45 2.5 9 MAP
    USGS Beverly, Ohio Jan 26 08:20 2.5 11 MAP
    USGS Pearisburg, Virginia Sep 13 17:33 3.2 17 MAP
  • pearisburg - Couple seconds of shaking
  • Ballard, WV - A few seconds of shaking.
  • Rich Creek VA - Lasted for a minute to two minutes. Felt like a car had hit the house.
  • Pearisburg - It had a strong distinct sound which I've never experienced with greater magnitude quakes. It was like a big thump sounded on the roof of Giles High School rather like the sound when air conditioning units were being placed on the building during the renovation in the early 2000s. In the late sixties, I remember a quieter greater magnitude quake which moved the couch in my parents home at Newport, when my family, (five) were sitting on it watching television. That was my first quake.
  • Peterstown - Heard a noise sounded like a bomb going off whole house shook and windows rattled lasted all of 5 seconds.
  • Pearisburg, VA - lasted for about 3 seconds. whole house shook, no major damage.
  • Radford Virginia - Like 3-5 seconds
  • Dublin VA - I felt 2 separate shakes, heard nothing,
  • Athens, WV - There was a slight boom sound and the whole house did one big shake and rattle for about 1 second. Thought there was an explosion nearby, but it was an earthquake
  • Alderson - I was on the second floor of our house, and our house shook for about one or two seconds. I could feel it and hear it. Our house shook about five times. There was more time between the first and second shake than the following shakes. As far as I recall the first shake or the first two shakes were the strongest and the last one or two shakes were the weakest. I'm not aware of any damage.
  • Greenville, WV - Light shaking
  • Pembroke , VA - Sounded like a semi driving by. Outfitters Gifts hop building shook for a few seconds.
  • Rock WV - My whole house shook about a minute
  • Radford - All of my windows rattled and I felt a vibration on my living room floor .It lasted about 4 or 5 seconds
  • Blacksburg, VA - Mild shaking as would happen if heavy objects were dropped on deck. House shook a couple times mildly over <10 sec.
  • Radford - I was in class; it lasted about three seconds and was very weak. I didn't know what it was so I just ignored it and kept taking notes. At the end of class a few classmates said that it was an earthquake!
  • Radford - I was sitting in a desk when I felt light shaking. It just felt like someone behind me was pushing their seat into mine
  • Lindside, WV - Loud bang, shake, and it was over.
  • Salem, VA 24153 - Was sitting on the sofa reading when, at approximately 1:32 pm on Sept. 13, 2017, the lampshade started shaking as well as the items on the side table (pen, remote control, etc.). Shaking lasted about 3-5 seconds. Have not noticed any damage yet.
  • Ronceverte - I wondered what a co-worker had done to cause the "slam" and make the building shake.
  • Dublin, VA - I experienced strong shaking that only lasted for a couple of seconds combined with a loud thud. Similar to a tree falling on my roof or someone jumping next to me.
  • greenville - I felt shaking and was on phone with my daughter who lives in Durham N.C. I became afraid and told her i felt shaking and it had to be an earthquake. I ran to my door looked out, came back to the phone.Minutes later again and i knew that was what it was. She laughed . Next day i saw the article about the Va. quake ans sent it to her. I also heard rumbling, as did my mother in law.
  • Huntington - Shaking on and off was felt. Appears to be no damage to any structures.
  • Charleston - I'm in Charleston WV today and felt shaking and if I was in a row boat today. Anything going on???
  • EMSC West Virginia Sep 13 17:33 3.2 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Montgomery, West Virginia Jun 21 08:01 2.7 16 MAP
  • Delray,WV 26704 - Was sitting at my computer and felt a light shaking of or trailer kinda like something hit the tounge of it. This was about 7 year's ago.
  • USGS Barnesville, Ohio Jun 03 03:08 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Byesville - I was woken up with my bed shaking. It felt as if a tree it the house. It lasted for approximately 10 seconds.
  • Temperancville ohio - It brought me out of a dead sleep
  • Temperancville - It brought me out of a dead sleep.
  • Lore city - Lasted about 5-10 seconds. Rattled bed, dresser, and walls.
  • cambridge OH. - 1 second
  • Quaker City - It felt like a tree fell on our house. Standing in the kitchen I had to grab ahold of the wall, because it shook the house so bad. Scared my brothers and mom came running in from the living room. Lasted for at least 5-7 seconds
  • Byesville - Watching a movie.. Felt couch shaking.
  • Byesville - Shook whole house for a good 10 seconds or so. Bed, dressers, tvs all shook.
  • Cambridge - Sitting in bed and felt the bed shake. Little freaky to feel it shake like that.
  • Byesville - Heard a crack and felt house start to shake. At least 5 seconds
  • Senecaville - It shoke my couch sideways, the wall and doors moved.
  • Cumberland, OH - Laying in my room and things started to shake. Felt like someone running in the hallway.
  • Senecaville - Felt like something hit the side if the house and shook my bed and Troon the wall and went to look outside nothing was there
  • Byesville - Woke me up, felt as if someone was vigorously shaking bed. Kids felt couch shake as if someone had a hold of it.
  • Summerfield - Felt furniture and floor shake
  • Batesville /Temperancevilla Area - It felt like something hit the house. My floors vibrated.
  • Calais, OH - Standing inside, first floor, sudden jolt as if something hit house. Lasted a few seconds.
  • Temperanceville - Noticeable boom or thud woke us up from a sound sleep. No damage noted.
  • USGS Ohio May 24 16:24 3.4 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Creola - Different my machine was shaking
  • McArthur - It lasted maybe 3 seconds...my house shook and it scared the heck outta my cats. Lol
  • Rutland - Last for maybe 4 seconds. Comparable to a washer on a high spin cycle.
  • Hocking Hills - Loud boom, light shacking
  • Chillicothe - About 3-4 seconds. It felt like a "wave" came through the house. I felt it go through the living room down the house towards the bedroom.
  • Shawnee - I was sitting on my bed putting on my socks when the bed started to shake. It only lasted 4-5 seconds. I didn't know what to think at first but then I remembered experiencing the same thing a few years ago and it ended up being an earthquake. No damage at all!
  • EMSC Ohio May 24 16:24 3.4 7 MAP
    USGS Narrows, Virginia May 12 04:31 2.8 4 MAP
    EMSC Virginia May 12 04:31 2.8 4 MAP
    EMSC Pennsylvania May 11 06:53 2.1 1 MAP
    EMSC Ohio Apr 02 11:58 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Woodsfield, Ohio Apr 02 11:58 3.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Virginia Mar 22 11:03 2.4 8 MAP
    EMSC Virginia Mar 13 02:11 2.6 11 MAP
  • Glen Allen - Felt floor vibrations, heard a rumble, and the whole house trembled.
  • USGS Goochland, Virginia Mar 13 02:11 2.6 11 MAP
    USGS Lesage, West Virginia Jan 23 06:30 2.5 25 MAP
    EMSC Ohio Jan 23 06:30 2.5 26 MAP
    EMSC Virginia Dec 22 11:22 2.2 8 MAP
    EMSC Ohio Dec 12 06:31 2.3 5 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Kentucky Sep 22 12:57 2.3 2 MAP
    USGS Richlands, Virginia Jul 18 09:53 3.4 0 MAP
    GEOFON West Virginia Jul 18 09:53 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virginia Jul 18 09:53 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virginia Apr 21 02:09 2.0 3 MAP
    USGS Bolivar, West Virginia Jan 17 19:12 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ranson - Neighbor had picture fall from the wall.
  • Charles Town - Loud rumble, steady shaking of approx. 5 seconds.
  • Charles town - The dogs headed for the door and all of my glassware chattered. Sounded like 3-4 seconds of sustained deep thunder from beneath the house.
  • Harpers Ferry - similar to a thunder boom
  • Charles Town - Loud BOOM and the house shook.
  • Shannondale, Harpers Ferry - The dog was acting weird most of the morning and right before it happened he did not want to be in the house. We had some pictures on the wall shake and rattle and it sounded like a train going down the street.
  • harpers ferry Wv - All a sudden the house shook things shook on the walls with a loud rumble
  • Harpers Ferry - Just let the dogs out for a walk. Standing at the front door when the ground began shaking for about 3-4 seconds. Pictures on the walls rattled for a moment ,but that's about it.
  • Harpersferry. Wvv - Lasted 3 or4seconds. No damage
  • Bolivar - We experienced 3 - 4 seconds of loud rumbling sound and vibrations in our home similar to heavy thunder or a distant explosion. In fact, I got up and looked outside for storm clouds thinking that what it was.
  • Charles town,wv - It was a loud rumble and distinct shake,like a herd of Buffalo were coming through.
  • Lovettsville - We thought one of the kids might have knocked over something heavy in the basement. Also felt like underground blasting but without the sound.
  • Woodstock, USA - Traveling down 81 today from Winchester and the semi in front of me began to weave suddenly, and I immediately realized my vehicle was also undulating as well as the vehicle beside me. I looked to the trees suspecting gusty winds, but the winds were strangely calm. Almost certain this was a tremor. It was a very odd sensation while driving.
  • Ranson W vVA - Sound like a bad thunder storm
  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - My mother experienced an extremely loud boom (like a cannon) and house shook for 3-4 seconds. She lives less than a mile from both the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers (closer to Shenandoah) where they meet in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Also my brother experienced the same (house shook and loud boom) at his home near Blue Ridge Elementary School.
  • Shannondale - Sounded like thunder or blasting.
  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - No apparent damage to structure (to the best of my knowledge). I was inside home, I heard a very loud boom (like a cannon), then the house shook for a few seconds.
  • Bolivar - Thought more sonic boom or explosion over earthquake. Guess I am just used to my So California earthquakes. Just got rattles and no sways
  • EMSC Potomac-shenandoah Region Jan 17 19:12 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Harper's Ferry - Heard and felt it. Sounded like a bomb going off under ground. No damage
  • Knoxville, MD. - Felt like an explosion under the house. The house shook and the dishes rattled.
  • USGS Buckingham, Virginia Nov 04 11:00 2.6 7 MAP
    USGS Buckingham, Virginia Nov 04 11:00 2.6 7 MAP
    EMSC Virginia Nov 04 11:00 2.6 8 MAP
    USGS Louisa, Virginia Mar 15 07:02 2.8 5 MAP
  • Huntington WV - Shaking and sound from the ground up into feet then through body
  • EMSC Virginia Mar 15 07:02 2.8 5 MAP
    USGS Goochland, Virginia Feb 26 08:48 2.5 7 MAP
    USGS Sissonville, West Virginia Jun 06 22:15 2.6 29 MAP
    USGS Powhatan, Virginia May 22 01:47 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Powhatan, Virginia May 22 01:47 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Richmond - I lived in San Francisco. Definitely an earthquake. I would say 3.6
  • Powhatan - No damage. Loud rumbling like a train.
  • Sandy Hook - No apparent damage
  • Henrico - No damage.
  • crozier va - I heard a long low rumble outside. my husband was in the house and the dishesand glasses in our cabinet were rattling. it seemed to last about 7 seconds.
  • Henrico - Light shaking, no damage.
  • Manakin Sabot - weak shaking felt within the house.
  • rustburg - Small shake.. didn't rattle anything
  • richmond - house rumbled, nothing moved from what I can tell. Occurred at night, so can't inspect outside.
  • Richmond - felt short thud but knew it was strong enough to be an earthquake
  • Buckingham Co. - Heard & felt it...thought it could've been a monster truck racing toward our house, or an osprey flying over, got up & ran for door to see if we could figure out what was happening. Afterward, decided it had to be Earthquake.
  • white hall, va - It made noise. Snakes were coming into the house the day before -- that never happens!!!
  • Palmyra - No damage. Loud rumbling like an unevenly loaded washing machine.
  • Ashland - Sounded like a train coming down the tracks, felt the room shake for 1-2 seconds
  • Midlothian - No damage. Rattling windows and slight shaking, rumbling like thunder but longer lasting
  • Mineral - Just the feeling of shaking - no damage also had a rumbling sound
  • Palmyra - Felt like the washing machine was out of balance. Lasted about 12 seconds.
  • Macon, Powhatan VA - Sounded like an explosion
  • Glen Allen-Rockville area - On second floor. Felt rumble through chair. It lasted a few seconds. Playing tunes on Mac so didn't hear anything. Nothing close to the EQ a few years ago.
  • Powhatan - Loud and alarming rumbling noise for about 2-3 seconds; no damage observed so far.
  • Powhatan - We live on Derwent Rd. in Powhatan and felt a 3 second rumble and then it was over. No damage.
  • Powhatan - No known damage, but DID NOT understand what was happening. Rumbling, house shaking, windows rattling, a loud boom and then it got extra quiet.
  • Powhatan - No knowledge of damage yet. We heard a very loud boom and the whole house shook. It only lasted a few seconds. All my dogs outside were silent and still, all 14 of them. Hope there are no after shocks.
  • Manakin-Sabot - No damage. Just felt a rumble which lasted a few seconds.
  • Midlothian - Felt and heard enough rumble that I wondered if it was an earthquake. Didn't last long.
  • Richmond, VA - Richmond, VA. USA. 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake @ 9:47 pm EST. I live one hour away in Smithfield, VA & did not feel it. Just wanted to share.
  • Powhatan - No damage but definitely shook the whole house.
  • maidens - We were sitting facing the James river and a low rumble rolled from behind us and out towards the river
  • Ivy virginia - Thought it was a train until windows vibrating
  • Powhatan - No damage, felt a small shake followed by a slightly stronger shake
  • Midlothian, VA - I knew it was an earthquake by the rumble and vibration of the door and windows. At first thought it was a low flying helicopter. Only lasted about 5 seconds. No damage.
  • Stafford - I was sleeping and a very heavy headboard that leans against my wall was hitting against the wall, this happened maybe 2 or 3 times. the headboard is too heavy for just anything to move it. It woke me up each time I heard it shaking, even though I had no idea what it was thought it was my neighbors or, that it could have been an earthquake. After being in the 2011 earthquake I am glad I was asleep and didn't know what was going on.
  • EMSC Virginia May 22 01:47 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Palmyra - short and sweet
  • hadensville - Sounded like thunder. Dog began barking and ran to door
  • Charlottesville - very minor thought it was my neighbors
  • Powhatan, VA - Rumbling noise, 2 story wall with windows shook. Sounded like large vehicle drove across deck
  • Powhatan, VA - Felt like a long rumble of thunder, shook the house a bit but no damage. Left the outside dogs barking for a while.
  • Chesterfield - No damage. Very weak.
  • Hadensville, VA - We will need to survey for damage tomorrow. We experienced 15 seconds of strong rumbling with shaking. Animals (horses, dogs and alpacas) have been unsettled and concerned for 2-3 days.
  • louisa - Felt a decent rumble and shake, pets were weirded out.
  • Amelia Court House - Sounded like an explosion, then the house shook. No damage.
  • Goochland, Sandy Hook - I knew right away that this was an earthquake.
  • Lynchburg, Va - Shook the floor
  • Lousia - Ceiling collapsed in home of Thomas Smith Louisa,Va,also other Damage,Thomas also needs funds for Repairs and a Kidney Transplant,He is already a Heart Transplant Recipient ,Donations can be made here please ,They need some help http://www.gofundme.com/8wd9wo
  • USGS Nelsonville, Ohio Nov 20 17:59 3.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • The Plains - very loud noise. Reports from Columbus to McArthur.
  • aberdeen - Rattled my dresser a bit, nothing major..but thought I was losing my mind.
  • Nelsonville - Sounded and felt like a truck hit the building.
  • Nelsonville - setting in car in parking lot
  • Lancaster, Ohio - Thought a car hit my house. Shook everything!
  • Logan, Ohio - Shook the whole house, loud boom
  • Athens, Ohio - didn't notice the tremors until someone pointed out the motion. Yes, pc monitor was 'vibrating.' Very mild
  • McArthr - Thought there had been an explosion in our basement. A loud boom and floor shook.
  • Athens, OH - felt it
  • athens - felt like something hit the building and rocked it back and forth a bit
  • Lancaster, OH - Sitting at the computers in the upstairs library when it happened. Felt a shake/shudder. Didn't know what the heck it was at the time.
  • Athens - Was sitting in my living room when I felt the whole house shake and heard a sound similar to that of a sonic boom.
  • Athens - I was on the top floor, (9th), of Bromley Hall on Ohio University campus. I was laying in my lofted bed and I thought one of my roommates had come over and started mildly shaking it. When there was no response I thought it was my imagination and blew it off later to discover it was the earthquake. My other 2 roommates were in the room and did not feel it.
  • Porterville, OH - Felt like our house shifted, sort of like a tilt and then a ripple throughout accompanied by a banging noise. The walls and curtains moved. Crazy.
  • Crooksville - Felt a moderate jolt which shook the house.
  • Amesville - Big boom sound here, too
  • Lancaster - Just a solid shake and it was over, like something hit the house.
  • Jackson - It shook my house and surrounding buildings
  • Carroll, Ohio - Minor vibration while sitting in my chair. Also heard a low rumble like the sound of a truck.
  • Athens - Felt it. Thought it was a wind gust or someone hit the building
  • Nelsonville - Fell off the toilet the house was shaking so bad. Strange.
  • Athens - No damage
  • Athens - We heard a large boom and slight shake in the building. Thought that a car hit our building. Many people in the office called and asked what had happened.
  • Pickerington - Blinds rattled, whole house shook, heard boom
  • Lancaster, OH - I heard a loud boom or crash noise then instantly after the noise my house, the floor under my feet, and the heavy chair I was sitting in shook around quickly. It didn't last long (5 seconds) and it was gone.
  • Athens - not huge, but there
  • Jacksonville - Felt shaking for about 2 seconds. House made a squeaking noise
  • athens - sitting in my dorm room on the second floor and i felt my whole building shake. It felt like a car hit my building. very quick and as soon as it came it left
  • Tuppers Plains - Shook my house. Thought something hit my house.
  • McArthur - Leading rumble with a loud, deep boom. I thought Austin Powder may have gone up.
  • Bartlett - I was laying on the couch and heard a little noise it vibrated me and my house had cracking sounds. That was about it
  • Stewart, Ohio - Teaching in my classroom. Felt a significant bump and then all of the ceiling tiles shifted as the energy wave moved through the room. I ran out into the hall. The other science teacher ran out at the same time. We looked at each other and grinned like little kids. Thumbs up.
  • Somerset - It felt like it was traveling the length of my house which runs almost east to west. And it was loud. I haven't seen any damage, but I bet it could have done some foundation damage to some homes down in Nelsonville.
  • Lancaster - I was sitting in the dining room with my elderly parents and the entire house was rattling
  • Pickerington - Heard a rumble and felt the house "sway." No damage.
  • Logan - I was standing in my livingroom. Heard a lowd boom. Sounded like a deep sounding explosion like the sonic blast when a jet flys over your home.Then I felt a strong shaking of my residence like possibly a vehicle had hit it. But im in the country so I knew that wasn't possible. Then a friend called and told me of the quake. And then I understood what I had just experienced.
  • Jackson, Ohio - I am at work and felt it. I heard a boom and then the building rumbled like a sonic boom.
  • Athens - Felt and sounded as though a truck hit building. Desk moved as well as chair I was sitting in.
  • Minford, OH - while sitting at the computer, felt shaking and items on top of furniture rattled for about 20 sec.
  • Amanda, OH - No damage. School shook.
  • Nelsonville, OH - The smartboard shook, ground shook.
  • Lithopolis, OH - The house shook, felt like someone had closed a door too hard.
  • Athens, Ohio - I was sitting on the couch in my first-floor apartment, and I thought the people living above me had dropped something extremely heavy. I felt the building shake. Nothing was damaged.
  • Athens, Ohio - felt a startling jolt inside our brick house... thought something hit the house or there was an explosion in the basement...
  • galloway ohio - literally felt light an earthquake in the area. surprised it was much further south-east
  • Coalton - Shook my house thought at first was a train
  • athens - I was sitting in my kitchen and felt a brief , light shaking of a few seconds in duration. Nothing fell and no damage. I am originally from the San Francisco area, so I knew what it was. Also, it was mild in comparison to some earthquakes I've experienced in SF!
  • Athens, Oh - I was in a very sturdy lecture hall (Morton). Nothing but an earthquake could shake it, and it did...
  • Dry Ridge KY 41035 - I realized I was feeling a tremor when the shaking went on for maybe 15-20 seconds. The same thing happened here 3-4 years ago. I live 40 miles south of Cincinnati. Have also lived in S. CA so I know when the earth moves!
  • Athens - The chair I was sitting in on the second floor shook for a couple seconds, but there was no damage.
  • Athens, OH 45701 - Quick shaking of the building as if a large truck had gone done the street
  • Pickerington - Very brief shake in the school building. About one second, felt like someone dropped a heavy box near me.
  • Nelsonville Ohio - I felt some shaking in the classroom, teacher was speaking and the projector was shaking in the air making the smartboard move. AT TRI-COUNTY CAREER CENTER
  • Columbus - Shook my bed and rattled windows for about 4 seconds very lightly.
  • Pickerington - I felt my entire house move, like something huge had collided with my home.
  • Athens - Scared the heck out of me.
  • Glouster - heard boom, then some shaking for about 4 seconds. they seriously want to frack around here?? they must be crazy.
  • Junction City - No knowledge of any damage. Felt slight movement and heard what sounded like a sonic boom.
  • Boyce, VA - I didn't feel it. The Kentucky account is BS. LOL! "...15 to 20 seconds." Stop it right now. You sound like my "Big Fish" mother.
  • EMSC Ohio Nov 20 17:59 3.5 8 MAP
  • White Plains, NY - To be honest, I do not remember what time it was but it was in the afternooon and I heard (not felt) what sounded like two very distinct booming noises. One was very low and then a very short time later another louder boom. The person next to me said what the heck was that and we thought there were two cars that had collided but there was no accident in front of our building and it was not a noise we normally heard around here but it was noteworthy that we both heard it. Maybe? Maybe not?
  • USGS Glenville, West Virginia Aug 16 11:02 2.6 6 MAP

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. i felt the commode shake 3-4 times.