Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Great DC Earthquake

It was, shall we say, not exactly on the scale of the Chilean earthquake.
A 3.6 magnitude earthquake woke the Washington metro region Friday, rattling homes and startling people.

The U.S. Geological Survey says it happened at exactly 5:04:49 a.m. about 3 miles under the earth's surface.

Officials warn there could be aftershocks in the coming days.
Aftershocks?  Where I come from, 3.6 IS the aftershock!  If you're lucky.

Not to be too jaded or anything, but I slept through the entire thing, as any former Californian would have.  A 3.6 is a pimple on a real earthquake's ass.

One intrepid DC metro area resident took photographs of the devastation.  You've got to see it to believe it.