Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Colorado shaken by its biggest quake in decades (on Monday August 22, 2011)
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake, the biggest in the state in some four decades, shook Colorado late on Monday in an area of the United States where quakes are rare, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

The quake struck at 11:46 p.m. Monday night 180 miles south of Denver and 20 miles northwest of Raton, New Mexico, at a depth of 2.5 miles.

Quake rocks Washington, felt on East Coast (on Tuesday August 23, 2011)
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the memorials and monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing.

East Coasters turn to Twitter During Virginia Earthquake (on Tuesday August 23, 2011)
Tweets began pouring in from D.C. nearly thirty seconds before we felt the quake at our headquarters in New York City or, for that matter, before any reports about the quake emerged from the media. It's not yet clear how far the earthquake spread.

Did you feel that? Cell networks clogged by calls (on Tuesday August 23, 2011) and tweets!
The earthquake that shook the East Coast is also causing connection problems for cell phone customers.

Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint say their networks were congested as the quake sent people scrambling for the phones.

"There were tremors and everyone decided to call and say, `Did you feel it?' " Verizon Wireless spokesman Tom Pica said. "It's a congestion situation."

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