1. UpTownDC's Avatar
    An Earthquake hit today in the DC area....T-Mobile is out!!!
    08-23-2011 02:29 PM
  2. Vallos's Avatar
    I felt it up here in NYC. It was very jarring to say the least.
    08-23-2011 02:41 PM
  3. demetrewp7's Avatar
    An Earthquake hit today in the DC area....T-Mobile is out!!!
    Dam My friends and my family in Montreal Canada felt it how big was this f..ckin Earthquake and also other parts of the US ........hope everybody is OK
    08-23-2011 02:58 PM
  4. Winterfang's Avatar
    I'm in Puerto Rico, we got hit with Hurricane Irene the other day and my phone performed like a champ. =)
    08-23-2011 02:59 PM
  5. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    5.8 magnitude
    Dam My friends and my family in Montreal Canada felt it how big was this f..ckin Earthquake and also other parts of the US ........hope everybody is OK
    08-23-2011 03:04 PM
  6. davenpj's Avatar
    Everyone ok

    sent from my desire
    08-23-2011 03:12 PM
  7. demetrewp7's Avatar
    5.8 magnitude
    Dam :( hope your all ok

    Years and Years ago when I was living in Montreal Canada I felt one at 3am it was at least 6.2 for like 30seconds
    08-23-2011 03:15 PM
  8. WayneDiesel34's Avatar
    It shook me up a bit, as well as a lot of people. We not use to that in Philly.
    08-23-2011 04:25 PM
  9. UpTownDC's Avatar
    Phones are still out....traffic is all jacked up....by my friends and family are good to go.
    08-23-2011 04:39 PM
  10. theefman's Avatar
    Had to race out from the 4th floor of my building, no injuries but was pretty scary feeling the building shake like it was made of rubber! Most painful was watching all the iphone users able to somehow get some calls and texts through while my DVP showed no signal! T-Mo failed big time!
    08-23-2011 06:28 PM
  11. cdook's Avatar
    It's kind of scary that phones aren't going to be reliable in a major disaster. Hopefully someone can do something to prevent this happening again in the future.
    08-23-2011 07:43 PM
  12. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    It's kind of scary that phones aren't going to be reliable in a major disaster. Hopefully someone can do something to prevent this happening again in the future.
    That's what texting is for. I was texting my family and friends within seconds of the earthquake. Texts use much less bandwidth and were one of the few reliable forms of communication during 9/11 in DC and after Katrina in New Orleans. Well, in Katrina, it was less unreliable than other forms of communications.
    08-23-2011 07:48 PM
  13. 5tephen's Avatar
    That's what texting is for. I was texting my family and friends within seconds of the earthquake. Texts use much less bandwidth and were one of the few reliable forms of communication during 9/11 in DC and after Katrina in New Orleans. Well, in Katrina, it was less unreliable than other forms of communications.
    Back in March of 2007 we had a tornado come through my hometown and destroy our high school, leaving 8 students dead. Texting was what worked best for everyone since so many people were trying to call around saying they were alive that it took upwards of half an hour to an hour to get through to anyone you'd be trying to call.
    08-23-2011 08:25 PM
  14. panda51988's Avatar
    we got some bad damage to houses in pittsburgh from that quake! i was sleeping and woke up to my whole room shaking, stuff falling off the stands, etc.. i am on the third floor of a 100 year old house so a lot of times my room will shake anyway, but this was nothing like that. i knew something was up, i got on facebook and seen all the messages.
    08-24-2011 02:21 AM
  15. Dagolara's Avatar
    California felt left out and had a baby 3.6 tonight.
    08-24-2011 02:29 AM
  16. aximtreo's Avatar
    Glad everyone is OK. We are having 110 116 Temps here right now so don't know which would be the worse to experience. Don't ever remember having a quake in AZ.
    08-24-2011 08:00 AM
  17. cdook's Avatar
    That's what texting is for. I was texting my family and friends within seconds of the earthquake. Texts use much less bandwidth and were one of the few reliable forms of communication during 9/11 in DC and after Katrina in New Orleans. Well, in Katrina, it was less unreliable than other forms of communications.
    Texting isn't always instant when there is a lot of it going on too. For example try sending a happy new years message on ATT. It took 30minutes to get a message my friend sent when I was standing right there. We need more bandwidth!
    08-24-2011 12:26 PM
  18. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    Texting isn't always instant when there is a lot of it going on too. For example try sending a happy new years message on ATT. It took 30minutes to get a message my friend sent when I was standing right there. We need more bandwidth!
    Texting isn't always instant, that's true. But trying for 30 minutes for your call to get through isn't instant either. And all I can say is that yesterday, seconds after the earthquake and for the next hour or so afterward, my texts were instant, as I was texting like a mad man as my colleagues kept trying to make calls.
    08-24-2011 02:15 PM
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