5.8 Earthquake in Virginia
Earthquakes are definitely unsettling. Although we don’t get them as much in Virginia, when we had one in August I found myself very concerned!
That totally freaked me out! I have never experienced something quite like that before, so the quake left me scrambling for the door as I wondered what the heck was going on. I half-expected to see a helicopter landing on my roof or something equally as crazy, but the results are in: 5.8-5.9 Quake in Virginia and the Eastern Seaboard. Apparently, the epicenter was located in Mineral, Virginia.
All of that left me wondering, what is a 5.8 magnitude earthquake? Obviously, we just had one, but what does it mean? Well, I tried to find an explanation.
Check out this article to read more about my experience with the earthquake today (August 23, 2011):
- Virginia Earthquake Called a Once-in-a-Century Quake (shoppingblog.com)
- Another Aftershock From Earthquake Reported in Virginia (foxnews.com)
- Virginia shaken again: More than 20 aftershocks from 5.8 East Coast earthquake now felt (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)
- East Coast of US shaken by Virginia earthquake [Earthquakes] (io9.com)
- USGS radius effects of Virginia 5.8 earthquake (theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com)