Sorry, Jason, not a movie remake - it was the real thing. Granted it was a fairly small, 5.8 near Richmond. Still, the biggest I've felt since I lived in LA in the early 90's.
It rattled the house and shook a few things off shelves. And freaked the kids out.
Had a good shake in Philly though nothing like a few I experienced living in San Fran. How was it in the nation's capital, VA and NC?
It's amazing to see on Facebook how widespread it was felt. My chair was dancing here at the beach.
Felt it for about 10 seconds in Burlington, NC. Wasn't that strong, though I could see my computer monitor slightly shaking.
Definitely felt in midtown Manhattan, New York. I'm on the 41st floor of my building and we were SHAKING. Lots of people emptied into the streets.
Here in Durham, my kids had just walked back in the house and I thought they were just running around on the hardwood floors making my desk shake... then a colleague in DC emailed me and said pictures were falling off his walls. And there you have it. Crazy!
I was out buying some water at a C-store, the extent of my hurricane prep for the weekend. Literally. I was putting two cases of bottled water in the car. Mrs. Ozzie stayed home sick today. I got in the car and she called, asking "did we just have an earthquake?" Huh? What you talkin' bout woman? Are you crazy? No, of course not. Hung up. I started the car and the radio came on. The guy on the radio was talking about feeling the earthquake in NY, it being centered near D.C. Oh. I called Mrs. Ozzie back and told her she was right, she DID feel an earthquake. I went to the bank and asked if they felt it? They said yes, the windows shook and the desk in the center shook.
I never felt it. I've never been in an earthquake before and I missed it I don't want to be in a big one, I don't want to be in California when it slides into the ocean. But this one, yeah...
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I felt it here in Creedmoor for about 30 Seconds or so. My chair started shaking and I thought the dog was behind my chair or something. Then the clock and pictures on the wall started shaking. Pretty weird for a bit.
News reports seem to suggest that the shaking was worse north of the center. WRAL newscenter shook so bad they said they evacuated for a few minutes.
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Does anybody know exactly what time it hit?
I'm here in Durham and didn't feel a thing ... I guess I could have been in the car???
We were shaking here at 17th and Mass in DC. Fortunately, nothing crashed to the floor - got to keep my Nats bobblehead collection together! Co-workers who were walking outside at the time felt nothing.
by reports, it hit at 1:51. There was a roughly 50 point drop in the stock market at the same exact time - I guess any old this will rattle the markets these days.
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I felt the tremor, too; I'm on the northwest side of Winston-Salem.
We're on the top floor. At first I thought they were moving one of the A/C units on the roof. Rattled the windows and sounded really loud but no obvious damage -- though I am working from home the rest of the day.