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I felt a small vibration around 9 AM this morning, like a big truck was near the building. My nearest coworker thought I was tapping my foot.
That was apparently the 3.6 quake that Dickday posted about.
Update: We heard it again this morning. The guy that parks right below my desk must have gotten a diesel.
A few minutes ago, around 2 PM, the building started seriously shaking and we all filed out and down to the sidewalks. Someone says it was 5.8 and the epicenter was Mineral VA. USGS says it was 5.9.
Update: Seems that USGS changed it back to 5.8.
Kottke writes: A look at the historical data for the eastern US states shows that this is the biggest quake to hit this coast since 1897 (a 5.9 in VA) and the second biggest of all time (well, since they started recording such things) after a 7.3 that hit South Carolina in 1886.