News reports tell us that the magnitude 5.9 quake occurred at 1:51 pm Tues 23 August, was centered about 40 miles northwest of Richmond VA, and was felt throughout the northeast. I was home on my regular telework day, leaning against the island in my kitchen, and felt the island and floor shake strongly for a couple seconds. Nothing fell and there was no damage to the house.
I have traveled extensively to the west coast, Hawaii, and Japan, and always wanted to experience (in a non-threatening way, of course) an earthquake. I guess it was meant to be here in my own home, I guess.
Speaking of natural phenomena, I’ve been up close and personal with flowing lava from a few feet away, and that was a scary experience. Now, if I could only see a tornado….
(Note: This is old hat to many of you, but not to me, so pardon me for thinking it was a big deal. And if any of you have had a negative personal experience with natural phenomena, please don’t think I am being cavalier or insensitive to possible death and destruction. It was the perfect benign way to experience an earthquake).