Earthquake hits 50 miles East of our house in Charlottesville in the next county over. - Wow -
I was in the basement on a concrete slab and I had this sensation that the walls were moving and heard the walls and objects rattling. Our washing machine gets out of balance easily and I heard it rumbling so thought it was against the wall and shaking the house!
I ran to the adjoining room and stopped the machine before the house fell in and the house kept shaking! I ran upstairs and the dog was barking and I scared him and one of our three cats (the other two were hiding somewhere). I went back downstairs and opened the basement door and heard total silence. The chickens were very still. At this point I thought may be a bomb had been dropped on Charlottesville! It all happened in about 20 seconds.
My husbands company was evacuated, Crutchfield, Inc. A coworkers husband was at home 5 miles from the epicenter and pictures fell off the walls!
I just felt an after shock - not as significant, but the house swayed and rumbled.
This is my second earthquake. I felt one while sleeping on the floor in a friends apartment on Long Beach near the San Andreas fault. This was much more significant.
A friend called from Radford, Virginia and her cubicle was moving. The dresser drawer pulls were a rockin' in Roanoke, Virginia on the 2nd floor of my parents townhouse. They felt it loud and clear.
I get nervous when it's so close to two nuclear reactors - darn those reactors. Wish they were not so close. I just pounded down what was left of a bag of Cinnamon Goldfish Grahams - I deserved it! Wow, those are good.