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Did you feel the earthquake?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | August 24, 2011

No. 694


That’s what everybody is asking today.

It appears that you had  a better chance of feeling the tremor if you were sitting.  In Pittsburgh, it felt as though a ghost shook your chair for a couple of seconds.  And that was it.

This is the second quake I have felt in these parts.  A number of years ago, I was sitting in a courtroom in the Beaver County Court House when it felt like the boiler was acting up.  I happened to be leaning against a railing that shook rather decidedly.  Court was adjourned almost immediately (it was time for lunch anyway) and I was impressed that everyone was leaving the building in an orderly but rapid manner.  We didn’t know that there had been an earthquake until we turned on the radio while driving home.  On that occasion, no one in Pittsburgh seemed to have felt the tremors, which came from Canada.

So, I hear that nobody was hurt this time and damage was minimal. Nevertheless, it is good to reflect on the power of nature and our good luck in staying out of its way when on a rampage.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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