Did you just feel that?

Update: Early reports say that the epicenter of the 5.8 quake was 87 miles south of Washington DC according to CNN area and it was felt there, NYC, Ohio and other states.

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  • anonymous

    Yes. Empire State building.

  • jeremy

    yes, i feel it, thats why i googled it

  • pankymom

    WOW — totally felt that in DUMBO.

  • K

    I did, in bedstuy.

  • Konrad

    Yep. I’m in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I’m on 4th floor, felt the shaking. Then saw the radiator was shaking a lot.

  • Konrad

    was it only or mainly in Brooklyn? ESB was shaking?

  • Anne

    Felt that in Brooklyn Heights! Live on the top floor penthouse, entire building shook! What the hell is going on???

  • Konrad

    right, now as everyone here already has read, was reported as centered in VA, 5.8

  • Matthew Parker

    Whole house swayed and creaked for about 20 seconds. I heard it’s a 5.8 mag quake based in D.C. Pentagon and Capital evacuated.

    I’m wondering how the GOP will blame Obama for this one?

  • Mike

    I thought Crown Heights was coming down!

  • Bornhere

    19th and Broadway. But those who were on the street and not in our building seemed to be unaware.
    Centered in Virginia?

  • Christine W.

    Woah- yes- felt that in Park Slope, Brooklyn… 4th fl. apartment- everything was jittering!!

  • anon

    yup. felt strong wobbling at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

  • Konrad

    not centered in VA, Ohio I’m told. just don’t want my last post to be wrong!

  • Brandon

    That was scary! I live in Mill Basin Brooklyn and everyone on the block including myself ran outside. From what I see it was from Virginia and we felt the tremors over here in NY

  • Ari

    I thought my building was coming down for sure.

    My wall unit almost tipped over and the one of the dog’s water bowls spilled water onto the floor – Jurassic Park style.

    Strangest and scariest sensations I’ve ever experienced here.

  • David on Middagh

    At first I thought they were re-excavating for the PS8 addition!

    The glass vases didn’t quite fall off the plant stands, but my twin towers of speakers/books/more speakers were slowly swaying and making me nervous.

  • Brandon

    At first I thought it was my over weight landlord running upstairs.. but then when I went outside… And the whole block was outside.. I knew it was a quake.

  • Hicks St Guy

    23rd floor office in lower Manhattan had a pretty good shake,
    nothing to run outside about.

  • Wrennie

    They just announced over the loudspeakers at my office (56th and Broadway) that the tremor we felt was from an earthquake in VA…I didn’t actually feel anything.

  • harumph

    Live on Pierrepont and O.M.G I thought I was just going crazy, for our building was really swaying… I ran and looked out of the window in the back of our house all to see that the workers on the casino building didn’t stop hammering for a minute. I really felt, for a minute or two, that I was just losing it…then I ran to google. Thank goodness for the web!

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  • PennyRC

    my dog knew it was coming. right before the building started to shake she got up and started pacing and acting weird. too bad i didn’t realize that meant an earthquake was coming. i really felt it on joralemon. my pictures are all slanted and a glass fell out of my open cabinet and broke. i have never seen so many people on the streets of the heights. ahh…still shaky

  • Ari

    check out this photo of the devastation in DC

  • Master Of Middagh

    That got a really big laugh out of me Ari- thanks!

    I, too, ran through several other possible explanations before accepting that it was an earthquake- my upstairs neighbor has a ton of junk and this building is “historic” so I thought it got top heavy or something.

  • AEB

    I was in my office on Broadway and 57th. Thought my usually wobbly desk seat had gotten more wobbly still.

    A few minutes following the quake, there was an announcement over the building’s PA system that the “building was secure.” Personally, I like my buildings as insecure as possible–makes me feel better about myself.

  • spm

    PennyRC – my dog also was acting strangely. Barking at nothing and pacing around and then 30 seconds later the quaking started. As I was at my computer, first thought I was having a dizzy spell, then thought work was being done on the building and then a lightbulb went off – I was in Carroll Gardens when we had a quake back in ’85. Anyone else recall that one?

  • Gerry

    I was driving my huge SUV on the Brooklyn Bridge near the Cadman Plaza ramp never felt a thing.

    Now will everyone get back to work!

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    I thought I was having a nervous breakdown when my kitchen sink started swaying back and forth. When I realized it might be an earthquake I walked 8 flights down to the lobby where my neighbors were gathered clutching their cats and dogs.
    It was pretty scary.
    Later on I was told that the entire building was swaying back and forth!

  • kcg

    I was at work on the 3rd floor of my building down on Wall Street. The earthquake was pretty strong. The whole building was shaking and it was scary. I won’t forget that feeling for a while. Because we are right next to Ground Zero, the entire area was especially tense as many people were thrust back in time until it was known that the shake was an earthquake and not something more sinister.