Category Archives: Earthquake


This might be the first time I’ve felt an earthquake.

I was sitting on my bed when it started shaking. I felt it for a good 5-10 seconds. I went on twitter and saw a  tweet from Brendan Prunty of the Star-Ledger which confirmed by suspicions. If you felt the earthquake and would like to help the (USGS) fill out this little form. You can find out how strong the earthquake was where you were by entering your zip code here. It was a 4.1 where I live.

From the Washington Post.

The earthquake’s epicenter was nine miles south of Mineral, Va., and 87 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS initially recorded the quake at 5.8 magnitude but later upgraded it to a 5.9. It struck at 1:51 p.m. Eastern time, the USGS said. At 2.8 magnitude aftershock was reported at 2:46 p.m.

Predictably Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers all had trouble making phone calls in the aftermath but I was able to text on my AT&T phone.

Manhattan District Attorney’s press conference regarding Dominique Strauss-Kahn was interrupted by the earthquake and it was caught on video.

XKCD delivered with a great comic.

I’ve seen a lot of tweets and blog posts from the west coast mocking the east for the panic caused by this earthquake. I posted a response to that on Tumblr.

West coasters laughing at the east coast over the earthquake panic….just remember we’ve seen how you react to half an inch of snow.

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Ignorant comments related to the Tsunami

While browsing twitter a little while ago I came across the following picture. 

According to these ignorant people this Tsunami happened because God was angry about Japan bombing Pearl Harbor. Do these people even realize how many natural disasters strike the US every year? Can one of these ignorant people point out which of the disasters over the 70 years happened because God was angry at the US for dropping Nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I guess Katrina was Dubya’s fault after all for the mess he created in Iraq? 

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Are people seriously comparing BP Oil Spill to Haiti Earthquake?

I was on Facebook today an saw this as someone’s status:

So where are all the”Save the Gulf” concerts?? Where are the TV benefits with celebrities and musicians giving heart felt speeches on the poor fishermen, wildlife, beaches, loss of income and sabotaged gulf economy?? I find it very sad how these people (including our own government) are so quick to help Haiti and other countries…but sit on their butt’s for this one. Just the facts. Re-Post this if you agree

Are you serious? Are people actually trying to compare this to the earthquake in Haiti? Need I remind these people that the earthquake killed over 200,000 people, injured over 300,000 and left well over a million people homeless? Yes, the Gulf Oil Spill is bad but trying to compare it to the earthquake, Katrina or any other disaster where people have died is an absolute joke.

The state government and the people who’s businesses are hurt because of the spill should definitely sue BP for everything they can but lets not try and compare this to events where thousands of people died.
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