Tuesday, August 23, 2011

An Earthquake? YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME.

We just had an earthquake. Shot the dog right off the couch and things were falling.

In VIRGINIA.  5.9 magnitude.  The epicenter is in Mineral, VA.

I hope that everyone is okay wherever you are on the east coast as this reached as far north as New York and as far south as South Carolina.

Excuse me while I go pick up. And catch my breath.

This was SO NOT on my bucket list.

19 comments:

laughingmom said...

We're in central Virginia and felt it in a big way! I had my son at the dentist's office and was checking out when it hit. The buuilding is full of skylights and we ran out to the parking lot. People looked at us like we were crazy, but we are not up for more disasters in our lives! Hope all is well where you are!

Yart said...

I'm glad to hear that you guys are ok.

Eva Marie said...

Oh my - didn't think you could get earth quakes on that side. Hope you're going to be ok...very scary.
Hugs from Ireland

Julianna said...

We got nothing here in Boston.

Course, having all boys in a small house lessens the effect of any natural disaster for me.

When the roof caves in, I may notice. Unless of course, I'm still in the basement doing laundry...

So glad you're ok.

Rudee said...

My sister in Charlottesville is picking things up and straightening her art work, too. Glad you're safe.

Yum Yucky said...

Hi Skippy! Glad to hear you're okay. We felt it here, too. Everyone freaked out real good. And please dont' worryr about me. This earth movement in no way shapeless or formless will interfere with tonight's scheduled cake-eating. Just sayin'. xo

ellen abbott said...

whoa! so glad you are OK.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Eastern Colorad/Western Kansas had a small one this morning, too. Yikes! Glad you're OK.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Scary. Glad you are okay! The intense heat has returned here. Very strange weather all over...... by strange, I mean out of the ordinary.

Jeannie said...

The world is getting unsettled! I remember my first earthquake just over a year ago! Freaky freaky! Glad you are ok & hope no one got hurt.

CWMartin said...

They say people here in Ft. Wayne felt it, but that must have been people not at work. We've not had nothing worse than a 3 out this way. And hey, isn't the dog supposed to warn you BEFORE it hits?

noexcuses said...

I'm so glad that everyone is okay, too! Should you get aftershocks, or another five-pointer, please do NOT run outside. Get away from windows or anything breakable. If you go outside, any debris could hit you. I've been through a few in SoCal and I wouldn't wish them on anyone!

colenic said...

Glad that you are okay...after my parents you guys were the next ones that I thought of. Hugs to you...

Phelan said...

so glad you are ok!

Knitty said...

Hubby and I were at the cottage in SE Michigan and felt it. The cottage is on a large island that is reached by boat or auto ferry. I have a sister-in-law who won't stay here overnight because she is afraid the island will sink. She knows that isn't rational, but that is how she feels.

I have felt slight tremors twice in Michigan but both times I was at home. My first thought yesterday? OMG...my sister-in-law might be right! LOL!

I couldn't find anything on TV news or online right away. My first source for what had happened was Facebook.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

I contacted my relatives in VA right away - my Aunt, who lives in Richmond, said it felt like a freight train was going to split her house in two - so crazy!

Glad you are okay!

sapphireblue said...

Strangely enough, we have one in Southern CO as well. They hadn't had one that strong in 40 years. Then, you had yours. Coincidence?

Gawgus things... said...

Phew, that must have been a bit scary for you Skippy, hope you are all okay and that you don,t get any more like that! Hugs.

Thisisme. said...

That was the wrong tadpole in the comment above! It was written by me, your little friend Thisisme!!