Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Here on the east coast, with an epicenter in Mineral, Va, we experienced a 5.9 earthquake! I am sure Californians will just smile knowingly, but it was FREAKY! I was at work, on the 9th floor. The building started to vibrate, building to quite a big rattle! You could really feel the sway! Earthquakes do happen here, about once every 20 years it seems, but this one was definitely a biggy (for east-coasters). We evacuated the building and stood around outside on a very lovely summer day. After about 20 minutes they let us back in, and promptly sent us home. They knew no more work would be accomplished this day :-) Of course every other company around did the same, so there was a huge traffic jam at 2:30 pm.

It scared poor Jimmy like a thunder storm would!

So, how about you? Did you feel the earthquake?


  1. I felt it! I felt it! No wait. Maybe I didn't feel that one...but we feel so many out here in California! Seriously, an earthquake that big would startle us jaded Californians--I'm not surprised you described it as freaky. Erika called with the news -- and she thought she was done with eathquakes when she moved to Virginia from the earthquake capital Bay area!

  2. I felt it, but only for about 10 seconds! Nice that you were sent home and glad everyone is ok!

  3. I am glad you and the boys were okay!

  4. I definitely felt it - my office is about 30 miles from the epicenter. The boyz were spooked when I got home last night and stuck to all of us like Velcro all night!


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