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To those of you who, like me, are in the Eastern USA: how are you?

We've been shaken, rattled, and rolled a bit here in a "vibrate your drinking glass across the table and onto the floor" sort of way. It wasn't my first earthquake, but it was my first one here. Virginia growled as if she thought it to be a particularly unwelcome FedEx delivery person. (She's still planted at the front door, keeping guard, as I type this.) Fortunately, I don't see any significant damage at first glance. I need to check on my friends, family, and colleagues to the north.

How about everyone else?

It looks like this is being classified a 5.9 quake (I've seen as high as 6.2 in various reports.)

Earthquake in Virginia felt in New York, Washington, and North Carolina


Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Doing fine! But I wondered what on earth was happening, especially after I went downstairs to ask my stepdad what he thought it was, and he hadn't felt anything. :P But now I know it really was an earthquake when he house shook for a good 30 seconds! I'd thought the massive iron attic fan had gotten dislodged from the window or something. Glad you're okay!
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear you're okay! *hugs*

It did seem to go on for a long time... much longer than the last one I'd experienced. Or maybe it just felt that way. It sounded a bit like a low-flying helicopter.