I just felt a minor earthquake, or what I thought was one. It was either that, or our dog scratching herself violently.
The house shook, things moved just a bit.
Only a little over a year ago we had another minor earthquake felt in RI.
How do I know? I saw on Twitter: earthquake RI
Others felt the same thing too.
Everyone seems safe, unless you were building houses of cards.
UPDATE – October 16, 2012 @ 7:47PM
It was a 4.5 earthquake, centered about 5km west of Hollis Center, ME. Reports on twitter say it was felt throughout the northeast including MA, VT, NH, RI, CT and parts of NY. Someone tweeted me from NY saying her mirror move a bit.
The earthquake was picked up by mainstream news outlets in the past few minutes:
- WPRI – Maine Earthquake felt throughout New England
- Reuters – Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes Maine, felt in Boston
No reports of any damage that I’ve seen yet.
I swear I just felt the house moving around a little. I just through I had been staring at code too much, but I had just read on CNN that there was an earthquake in NY / DC.
In case you’re curious, you’re not crazy.
Lets hope everyone had it as minor as I just did (just the monitors swaying a little).
UPDATE 8/23/2011 @ 2:33PM
There was an earthquake. Some relevant links:
- Quake Strieks near Washington
- Twitter search for Earthquakes in RI (you can follow me @seangw)
- WPRI – Yes, that was an earthquake you just felt in Rhode Island
So far it seems minor, and no reported injuries or deaths. I guess that also means no photos to be posted about the earthquake?
If it ever starts working again, you can report what you felt at the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.