Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake in Reston

We just had an earthquake, first time I've been through one.  Strong enough to knock a few books off a bookshelf  (they were piled high).  My guess is it lasted 20 seconds or so--we'll see what USGS says since they're based in Reston.
[Update: 5.9 apparently and the first of that magnitude in Virginia for a while.  One of our cats slunk down to the basement, very upset, while the other on our bed opened an eye and went back to sleep. Actually, I don't know that for sure, but she was still in her position about 5 minutes after the earthquake. Different strokes for different folks and different cats.]

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