Earthquake Affects Eastern United States, Parts of Midwest; Temblor Has Reported Preliminary Magnitude Of 5.9; PP Blog’s Floor Started To Shake, But No Apparent Damage

Source: Preliminary data on where earthquake was felt: U.S. Geological Survey.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 is resulting in reports of shaking from Washington, D.C., southward to North Carolina, northward to New York and westward to Ohio in the Midwest.

The PP Blog is produced from a location within the shaking zone and uses a service within a second area of the zone to enable publishing. Several minutes ago — with Maddy the Wonder Puppy in our lap as we were typing — our office floor began to shake. This lasted for only a brief time, and did not appear to have caused any structural damage or a loss of critical publishing services.

Preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey say the quake was centered about 4 miles SSE of Louisa, Va., and approximately 83 miles SW of Washington.

 

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4 Responses to “Earthquake Affects Eastern United States, Parts of Midwest; Temblor Has Reported Preliminary Magnitude Of 5.9; PP Blog’s Floor Started To Shake, But No Apparent Damage”

  1. Quick note: This quake apparently was big enough to trigger an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 2.8. Strange day on the U.S. East Coast. There are reports of evacuations in the Washington area — apparently in an abundance of caution.

    This has triggered memories of 9/11. The quake hit at about 1:51 p.m. EDT. The apparent aftershock occurred at about 2:46 p.m.

    Some flights were grounded, and people streamed out of the Pentagon. Phone traffic was heavy.

    This quake was felt in a very wide area that extended into Canada.

    Today’s natural event hasn’t come close to causing the type of uncertainty that presented itself after 9/11’s manmade event. Even so, my mind returned quickly to the events of 9/11, and it seems others also had the same reaction.

    It will be 10 years ago next month, and 9/11 still is very much on the minds of the American people.

    Patrick

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  2. Glad to know that you are OK, and there seems to be no casualties from this quake. Not fair, quakes are supposed to me our domain of Mother Nature acting up. Wonder how long before there is one on the New Madras fault along the Mississippi?

    Not sure why, but these song lyrics came to mind: I Felt The Earth Move Under My Feet, There’s A Whole Lot Of Shakin Goin On, and Knock Three Times.

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  3. I’m thinking that the earthquake was started by all of the former members of ASD stampeding to join Andy’s Fundraising Army !!! !

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  4. Wizzard7: I’m thinking that the earthquake was started by all of the former members of ASDstampeding to join Andy’s Fundraising Army !!! !

    ..,..or perhaps to file a spam complaint…?

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