Anyone Feel the Virginia Earthquake Today in West Roxbury?
A 5.9 earthquake shook central Virginia shortly before 2 p.m.
Did you feel the 5.9 earthquake that shook central Virginia today around 1:53 p.m. in West Roxbury?
According to the Washington Post blog, the "U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m 4 miles south southeast of Louisa, Virginia. It has been felt throughout the D.C. metro region. Initial indications are that it measured 5.9 on the Richter scale."
West Roxbury District Councilor Matt O'Malley told West Roxbury Patch that his rolling chair moved, "I felt it. It felt like someone was standing behind me gently rocking it back and forth. The water in the water cooler started to ripple. It reminded me of that scene in 'Jurassic Park.'... It was really bizarre."
O'Malley said the water started to move back and forth likes waves.
"It wasn’t intense enough to be scary. But a very weird sensation. I've obviously never felt anything like that. When you’re in a building like City Hall, a big slab of concrete... it doesn’t move like that."
So what did you feel?