Well did any of you on the east coast feel the earth a moving this afternoon?
I didn't feel a thing!
I had just stepped from the front door and sat down on the couch. The phone rang and it was my mom ( who just lives across the street from me). She wanted to know if my house just shook. I told her no, I didn't feel a thing. She then told me how her house shook, the walls creaked and the clothes hanging in her closet were still swaying as she was talking to me. Hmmmm???
I went outside and looked around thinking maybe somewhere in the area something big had happened like an explosion.
Nope, nothing that I could see going on anywhere but another neighbor stepped outdoors and asked me the same thing.
Did your house just shake?
Ok...now I'm really wondering what is going on.
I called hubby at work (1/2 hour away in Ohio) and he said that they all felt it there too!
Time to turn the TV on.
It took about 10 minutes but finally the news stations started breaking through programming to announce that a 5.9 earthquake hit the Richmond, Virginia area.
Not a big quake compared to what those out west are used to but for us on the east coast...well earthquakes just don't happen very often.
The last time I can remember feeling the ground shake was when I was in Jr. High school some 25 years ago.
Today, no damages were reported in our area that I have heard of. Just a lot of people left in awe because they could feel the earth moving under their shoes! :0)