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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

Comments

lucybun
Aug. 23rd, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
I thought my washing machine was going nuts, then I remembered it wasn't on. Sometimes I'm too oblivious to be afraid. My bunny didn't even notice as far as I can tell. That or he thought it was the washing machine. ;D The quake we had when I lived in Alabama was extremely short. It was near a lot of large factories, and, at first, we all thought there had been some sort of awful explosion. In my short time in NC, there have been several snow storms, a tornado in my back yard, a couple of brief hail storms, an earthquake, and, soon it seems, a hurricane. I want my money back.
tunes84
Aug. 23rd, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Isn't that nuts? We hardly ever get crazy storms like this, but it seems like it's been happening a whole lot more over the past couple of years.
lucybun
Aug. 24th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Maybe it's my brother. It wasn't too long after he moved to FL that we got slammed with those 4 or 5 hurricanes in a row, and now that he's up here all of this has happened. I've always blamed him for everything else (as is my right as a baby sister), so why not this? Feel free to join in. ;D
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 24th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
Feel free to join in. ;D

LOL! Sounds like an excellent plan. *shakes finger in his general direction* ;P
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 24th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
In my short time in NC, there have been several snow storms, a tornado in my back yard, a couple of brief hail storms, an earthquake, and, soon it seems, a hurricane. I want my money back.

Seriously! I went online to look at the news re: the earthquake, only to see all of the clamor now is about the hurricane moving in. Sheesh!