In My Neck of the Woods :: Earthquake

Today, around 1:56 pm, I was sitting in my office talking to a student & out of no where my desk started shaking.  She & I looked at each other then moved away from my desk.  Then I started sliding around the floor in my office chair.  Then I looked at the ceiling & the lights were moving.  I felt the floor shaking under me.

Then it stopped!

It was a tremor, an earthquake! What in the heck?!?!?!?

It was felt as far away as New York & originated in the middle of Virginia! Virginia! We never get earthquakes. This is the first one I ever felt even!

I don't really know what all the jibber jabber means, but I do know it was a 5.8 magnitude quake & that I can't imagine what a bigger quake would be! I was confused the whole time.  I am no good in an emergency.

Did anything exciting happen to you today?

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you're safe. I think all of us are shaken up--Colorado had one yesterday morning too, within the same 24-hour period! Something's up..


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