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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

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vyrdolak
Aug. 24th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
It lasted about 10 seconds in Baltimore. My first thought was to tell the person in the next office to cut it out, then it felt like the ground was moving from side to side and I slowly grokked what was happening. A few bricks fell into second floor offices (converted warehouse with oh-so-trendy exposed brick walls).

Everyone went home. I was worried that my hard drive had gotten damaged or a gas line had ruptured so I was happy to leave without seeming like an eff-off. I did wait awhile for traffic to die down, checking USGS and the Wash post.


eldritchhobbit
Aug. 24th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Falling bricks (on the inside!) doesn't sound like fun at all. I'd never thought of that possible drawback to converted warehouses.

I do hope your hard drive, gas line, etc. were all intact!
vyrdolak
Aug. 24th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a tragedy that would have been had they hit someone... [/sarc]

A medicine cabinet and closet were hanging open, another door was shut, and a few things fell over but no real damage, thank you.

I can't wait for Hurricane Irene this weekend.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 24th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a tragedy that would have been had they hit someone... [/sarc]

*cackles*

Glad to hear there was no real damage.

Yes, we do seem to be going from one natural disaster to another, don't we? Best wishes weathering Irene. *sigh*