We felt it all the way up here in Bronx NY. I didn't know what the hell was going on when I saw my cabinets shaking and stuff moving. I have a feeling this is only the beginning. I really hope I'm wrong.
A fairly minor Earthquake, all things considered, which could have been a lot worse. While it wasn't noticeable up where I live, some of my family members in Pennsylvania could feel it. Personally, I'm more worried about the Hurricane which is hitting us this weekend.
A magnitude 5.8 (Mw) intraplate earthquake occurred in the U.S. state of Virginia on August 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM EDT (17:51 UTC). The focus was 60 km (40 mi) northwest of Richmond and 8 km (5 mi) from the town of Mineral, Virginia, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake reportedly occurred along the Spotsylvania Fault, an ancient fault-line that now sits in the middle of the North American plate. Three aftershocks of magnitudes 2.8, 2.2 and 4.2 occurred within hours of the main tremor.
The quake was the eastern United States' most powerful since an 1897 quake centered in Giles County, Virginia, which reached magnitude 5.9 (Mw), according to the USGS.