Earthquake? In Maryland? (updated to include non-Marylanders)

Talked to my dad a bit yesterday and he said the horribly constructed old office building he's in swayed just enough to make him dizzy and feel a little light headed. He thought he was having a stroke or something until he looked around and realized he wasn't the only one holding onto the corners of his desk.

On the other hand, my aunt works two blocks down the street from him in a much newer building and she didn't feel anything. I didn't feel anything at the airport either, but we're underground and surrounded by a bunch of loud shaky machinery to start with.

Ya know, DC never had an earthquake while Bush was in office.

Just sayin'.

Spoiler:

winky smiley

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Ya know, DC never had an earthquake while Bush was in office.

THANKS OBAMA!

It looks like the most heavily damaged building was the National Cathedral. Coincidence?

Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens happened to be filming a promo about Maryland pride when the quake happened. His reaction to it is hilarious.

Where was he going? I can't imagine anywhere safer than where he was.

Vega wrote:

Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens happened to be filming a promo about Maryland pride when the quake happened. His reaction to it is hilarious.

Where was he going? I can't imagine anywhere safer than where he was.

Thats hysterical!

My fiance is in central PA right now where they are apparently having a problem with sinkholes. Old mine shafts are caving in.

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Paleocon wrote:

It looks like the most heavily damaged building was the National Cathedral. Coincidence?

The athiests may have taken control of earthquakes away from God using their powers of science.

Funkenpants wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

It looks like the most heavily damaged building was the National Cathedral. Coincidence?

The athiests may have taken control of earthquakes away from God using their powers of science.

I think the more likely explanation was that it was Satan's Cavemen.

Paleocon wrote:
Funkenpants wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

It looks like the most heavily damaged building was the National Cathedral. Coincidence?

The athiests may have taken control of earthquakes away from God using their powers of science.

I think the more likely explanation was that it was Satan's Cavemen.

Isn't that a band? If it isn't, it should be.

Rallick wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Funkenpants wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

It looks like the most heavily damaged building was the National Cathedral. Coincidence?

The athiests may have taken control of earthquakes away from God using their powers of science.

I think the more likely explanation was that it was Satan's Cavemen.

Isn't that a band? If it isn't, it should be.

It's actually the midget wrestling team that defeated Nacho Libre.

I was certainly asleep when it happened, but I was woken up by my sister-in-law rather than the quake I think.

8-0

Surprise smiley is also suggestive.

I'm glad you Easterner's are doing o.k. with minor damage. Welcome to my world and more in growing up in Southern Cal.