From Pine View Farm

We Felt It Here (Updated) (Updated Again) 0

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.

The sliding closet doors rattled a little.

My friend’s workplace, which is an old wooden building constructed in the 1920s, shook enough to get her to hang up the phone and head for the stairs.

I was near the center of a quite noticeable quake once. I told the story here.

Via Frank Chow.


This explains why my call to Richmond dropped. Now it’s “all circuits are busy.”

Addendum, Later That Same Afternoon:

The Richmond Times-Dispatch rounds up Virginia’s earthquaking history.


Thoreau comments:

P.S. I eagerly await some fundie televangelist explaining that this is God’s punishment for being too tolerant.


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