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Did You Feel That? (Shook Ones Part II)

Just felt a minor tremor here in midtown. Everyone on the floor is buzzing about it.

[Photo Credit: Set Babies on Fire]


1 ms october   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:07 pm

yo me too - in the flatiron.
that was weird.
and my dipshit boss who is in the next office swears she didn't feel anything.
but yeah everyone else here is buzzing.
i feel a little off.

2 Jon DeRosa   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:08 pm

earthquake, 5.8 mag, felt from DC to NYC. not sure epicenter yet...

3 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:10 pm

1) No, some people here didn't feel it at all. Standing within feet of those that did.

4 ms october   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:12 pm

[2] ny times is saying epicenter near richmond, va.

[3] wow - that's weird that some people didn't feel it.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:18 pm

4) So weird.

6 Jon DeRosa   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:20 pm

to me, it felt like when you are sitting on the metal bleachers at the ballfield and your neighbor has a nervous leg. annoying, persistent vibration, but nothing to really trouble you.

7 rbj   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:25 pm

Felt it in Toledo.

Once, when I was in Oregon I got woken up at 5:30 am by a 5.8 about 90 miles away. Shook for about 15-30 seconds, after which I did the only sensible thing, rolled over and went back to sleep.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 23, 2011 2:26 pm

6) ditto.

9 ny2ca2dc   ~  Aug 23, 2011 3:03 pm

Impossible to miss it in DC. Sidewalks still filled with office workers milling around. Back to work, slackers!

My friends back home in California are greatly amused at the reaction to a wittle 5.9

10 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 23, 2011 7:12 pm

Didn't notice in Brooklyn, though I've been known to sleep through earthquakes. I did feel the truck I was in the back of bounce a little and thought that someone was trying to get their groove on in the cab (anything can happen in Brooklyn, apparently...)

11 briang   ~  Aug 24, 2011 1:57 am

yeah, us californians get lotsa shit for out serious news coverage on rainy days and our for our reactions in general to inclimate weather. i was getting a good laugh out of the evacution of city hall in new york and the white house...

not that i like a earthquake. i been in some pretty big ones. don't like em a bit.

12 BobbyB   ~  Aug 24, 2011 9:41 am

I was in San Francisco going to the World Series in '89 and my wife and I were running late to the game because of a babysitter arriving late. If you're in a car, you don't usually feel anything but I thought I had four flat tires and started cursing (missing my first World Series game! F-ck!). Then I saw the telephone poles swinging wildly and noticed the radio went out. We parked and out of the blue our friend Shirley drove by in her pickup and drove us towards Candlestick but by then people were streaming out with tears in their eyes, obviously shaken up. My friends who shared our tickets in the upper deck behind home plate said it was the worst feeling imaginable. I was in the car again yesterday so I felt nothing but my wife did.

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