This is my 15 second Tout report from earlier today:
The large scale earthquake of 5.9 on the Richter Scale, and that struck officially “Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:51:04 PM,” according to the US Geological Survey, officially hit the following cities: Charlottesville, Virginia, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, and Farmville, Virginia.
But unofficially it was felt in New York, Boston, and Atlanta. Yep. And while this blogger didn’t feel it, a family friend who works in Alpharetta, Georgia, about 40 miles north of us, sent this text: “Did y’all feel that trembling? My bldg in Alpharetta shook, result of earthquake in Virginia. I’m 35 miles north of downtown, felt it here. Entire building swayed. Rather nauseating…”
As I blog this, I’m 20 minutes south of Atlanta International Airport, visiting my Mom. There’s no report of feeling “the shakes” from anyone around us, including my god mother.
But CNN, headquartered in Atlanta, is reporting many accounts of people in the city feeling the ground briefly shake. Obviously topography is at play in explaining these different reports, but the bottom line is, the Virginia Earthquake reached as far as Atlanta.
And don’t forget, what’s called the “largest earthquake in Colorado since 1967” hit yesterday, and aftershocks are still happening.
Something’s going on.