East Coast earthquake shakes up the day
A 5.8 earthquake was felt along the East coast from Atlanta, GA to Buffalo, NY and as far west as Detroit, MI. The quake was centered in VA. News of the quake spread quickly via Twitter. Little damage has been reported and no loss of life. But it did shake up the population.
One wag, determining that the fault line ran under DC, claimed it was soon to be called “Bush’s Fault”.
People on the West coast had an entirely different reaction to the eastern quake:
"Well, Easterners, don’t believe it. When it comes to quakes, no one gets used to them, especially not when they’re in the magnitude 5.0-plus range," a Los Angeles Times writer confesses.
"The truth is, what most of us on the West Coast were thinking is, Thank God it wasn’t us this time."
Did you experience yesterday’s quake? Apparently people felt it in Atlanta, but not me. Oh, well.