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Patch Asks: Did You Feel the Earthquake?

The Virginia-based quake shook the earth around New York and beyond. Share your experience with us.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake based in Virginia rocked much of the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, cutting cell service and creating a buzz of general confusion in a part of the country more accustomed to snow and hail than feeling the earth move.

We want to know: Did you feel the 'quake? Where were you when it happened? Was this a new experience, or are you old-hat when it comes to such natural disasters? Is this a sign of global warming, the impending apocalypse, or neither? Tell us in the comments.

Elissa August 23, 2011 at 06:52 PM
Did not feel in Little Neck but my mom in Rosedale did!
Patrick Conti August 23, 2011 at 08:05 PM
I was at Panera when it hit and thought either a bus just hit the building or I was passing out. Then twitter started reporting that an earthquake just hit maryland and everyone around me started morbidly joking it was the end of the world. (Yay!)
Adam Lombardi August 23, 2011 at 09:20 PM
I was in a car during the earthquake. I didn't feel or notice anything. I'm curious, did anyone in their cars sense what had happened?

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