Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake hits Washington, D.C.

mine
Today, the DC Metro region was shaken by 5.8 magnitude quake centered just to the southwest of the Capital. The kids and I were in a parking lot approaching our truck when it started to rock like someone was jumping on it and the ground started to tilt back and forth under our feet. My husband said his third floor office in DC was shaken very intensely. I was in Fresno and felt the San Francisco quake of 1989, but this felt much stronger. But all is well. There are few reports of damage, and the only damage we had were a few knocked over picture frames, a tipped angel and another that lost a few parts when she fell from her comrades.

2 comments:

Don Hendricks said...

An earthquake in DC has a sort of prophetic ring to it, lets shake it all up.

Glad you are safe. We had a small one here last year and it feels so strange to the equilibrium when it happens.

Carmen Andres said...

ha!

it took me a few seconds to realize what was going on; just not something you'd expect on the east coast!