August 23, 2011

Yes, We Had an Earthquake Today

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Mineral, Virginia, which is 73 miles as the crow flies. (It's much farther by roads because there are rivers and mountains to cross.) Yet we barely felt the quake here in Basye.

To me it felt like someone really heavy was walking across the floor, and a few moments later I heard some vibrating outside, and wondered if a squirrel was running down the gutter. It did not occur to me that there was an earthquake. Frank was at work and did not notice the quake at all.

Other places in Virginia were affected more strongly, as were some locations much farther away such as New York.

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