Southern California native that I am, this afternoon’s earthquake was not my first rodeo.
Regardless, it is mildly disconcerting to experience a movement of the earth’s crust…
- In a city you weren’t aware had any history of earthquakes.
- From a windowless room on the fifth floor of a large office building.
All is well though, and it’s a lovely day in the District for a quick quake break.
From The Two Way, NPR’s news blog:
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the east coast of the United States, today. The tremor was felt at least as far north as New York and at least as far south as Virginia.
The United States Geological Survey says the earthquake happened at 1:51 p.m. ET with an epicenter nine miles south of Mineral, Virginia and had a depth of 1 km.