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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 07:38 pm (UTC)
Smart dog to growl, LOL. My son and his wife felt it and are okay.
Aug. 23rd, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
So glad your son and his wife are okay!

Just like the last one I was in (when I was on a business trip to Indiana, of all places - it woke me up in the wee morning hours), this was preceded by a loud popping sound around the windows, so my brain instantly reacted with "Tornado!" despite the fact we don't have the proper conditions for one at the moment. Ah, if only. ;) I'm hardwired not to bat an eye at tornadoes. I know what to do for those!

Fortunately, I grabbed my cranberry juice before it could redecorate half the room, which it was well on its way toward doing.

Virginia is still standing guard next to the door, sweet girl.

Edited at 2011-08-23 07:45 pm (UTC)
Aug. 23rd, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
Redecorate, LOL. Earthquakes are something I am used to, but they are never fun and leave you unsettled, jumpy. Luckily, I have never found myself in peril during one, although I was in LA when we had a big one many years ago (Sylmar quake) that collapsed a hospital and freeway not *that* far from where I was.