THE END IS NEAR….!
THIS WAS JUST A SMALL EARTHQUAKE ON THE EAST COAST, BUT IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING TO SEE HOW ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE EAST OF OHIO ARE HANDLING FEELING THEIR FIRST QUAKE.
A mild earthquake impacted the East Coast region in the early afternoon, notching a 5.9 magnitude earthquake between Richmond, Va. and Charlottesville, Va.
At approximately 1:52 p.m. EST, Americans from Raleigh to New York City felt a mild earthquake. Americans immediately took to Twitter to share concerns whether the mild shake that they felt was actually an earthquake. The Pentagon evacuated its building, as well as other major buildings in the Washington, D.C. area.
The earthquake is the largest to ever hit the D.C. area, bettering a previous high of 3.6 in that area. The area was experiencing major issues with phone communications, as the area’s systems were overwhelmed.
Some Twitter reactions by journalists:
Jim Brady, editor-in-chief of JRC “Unreal. Biggest quake I’ve ever felt in D.C.”
Kevin Van Valkenburg, Baltimore Sun sports reporter “So, earthquake in Maryland. Damn.”
Chris Gayomali, reporter for Techland, “WE SURVIVED. #earthquakegeddon2011”
Patrick Stevens, Washington Times sports reporter “OK, so north to NYC, south to Raleigh, west to Columbus.”