Earthquake!

We had an earthquake today! No, we don’t live in California. We live in VA! It was definitely a surprise to be making a late lunch for the toddler when the whole house started shaking. Turns out it was a 5.8! I really didn’t expect to ever feel something past a 3 here on the east coast, but I guess anything is possible!

Jax didn’t seem to notice. I picked him up and got away from the windows and the hanging wine glasses that were rattling and shaking. The dogs seemed fine too. I didn’t see any damage to the house and nothing fell.

The US Geological Society has a website for kids about earthquakes, though Jax is to young still to need explanations.

Have you been in an earthquake? What was it like?

One thought on “Earthquake!

  1. Caitlin (Violet)

    I live in NY and I felt it yesterday, but I wrote it off to a big truck going by! ha!

    One time when I was vacationing in California they had a big earthquake (I want to say maybe an 8??), but as it turns out that day we were about 3 hours away at Disneyland! Didn’t feel it there. Came home to everything knocked off the shelves — looked like the place had been ransacked — and a bunch of messages on the answering machine asking if we were okay.

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