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A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the Gaithersburg, Maryland, area just after 5 a.m. ET Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The center of the quake was about 20 miles northwest of Washington, the USGS said.

"It was really loud, like a plane flying really low. I had never felt anything like it," said Anne Ngunjiri, 30, of Gaithersburg. "I was jolted out of bed. All my neighbors woke up. After it passed, I thought it could be an earthquake, and lay in bed hoping there were no aftershocks."

Judy Rudolph, 64, said she was writing e-mails in bed in Rockville, Maryland, when her house started to shake. "My first reaction was the noise.... I thought it was an explosion," she said. She said she'd never felt anything like it in her 31 years living there.

The last earthquake in Maryland occurred on October 8, 2007, according to the USGS website. It was a 1.7-magnitude quake about 5 miles northwest of Baltimore.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/16/3-7-magnitude-quake-strikes-maryland/?hpt=T2

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Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:56 am
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DD lives in germantown, the epicenter of the quake. her comment was that when it woke her up she thought it was a big truck rumbling by, and didn't think any different until reports started coming out on the media.

her biggest complaint was the baby and his older sister woke up too, and stayed up. it was about 2:30 in the afternoon when she was begging for a nap time for everybody. lol


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Same thing happened here last month Gen, woke me from a much needed afternoon sleep but ours was a bit bigger.

First one that I have ever felt :scared

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Yep it's like KA-BOOM WIGGLE WIGGLE WIGGLE, WIGGLE WIGGLE WIGGLE, WIGGLE WIGGLE WIGGLE RUMBLE AS HOUSE SNAPS IN HALF!! SCARY YES!!! :scared

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L2L wrote:
Same thing happened here last month Gen, woke me from a much needed afternoon sleep but ours was a bit bigger.

First one that I have ever felt :scared


yeah, i know about your quake, L.

because i haven't taken the time to look it up, my question is....how close was the epicenter of your quake to ANJOU?
....you do remember "anjou", don't you? :wavey


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Roughly a couple hundred miles Gen

Genesis wrote:
L2L wrote:
Same thing happened here last month Gen, woke me from a much needed afternoon sleep but ours was a bit bigger.

First one that I have ever felt :scared


yeah, i know about your quake, L.

because i haven't taken the time to look it up, my question is....how close was the epicenter of your quake to ANJOU?
....you do remember "anjou", don't you? :wavey

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It's been about eight years since I have felt an earthquake. We don't feel too many of them coming from the coastal region, we are too far away. Though we had a small Volcano start about three hours north of here. It was just a baby, start splewing stuff out of the flat earth and went on for about a month, I guess there must be a small mound there now, until or if it ever starts again.

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