3.6 Earthquake Rattles Maryland

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled Maryland/Washington D.C. early Friday morning, rattling the nerves of some people who aren’t used to that kind of excitement!

See…it’s not just us out here in California who get to rock and roll!!! 🙂

From the Associated Press:

The quake hit at 5:04 a.m. and was centered in the Rockville, Md., area, said Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center. By mid-morning, more than 13,000 people had logged on to the U.S. Geological Survey’s website to report feeling the quake, some from as far away as Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The website said earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains can be felt over an area as much as 10 times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake on the West Coast.

From the Washington Post:

Authorities across the region said there were no reports of damage. Buses and trains ran on schedule during the morning commute, and traffic moved at its usual pace. Crews in Washington were inspecting underground facilities, vaults, tunnels, bridges and overpasses, according to D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

A natural gas leak at a maintenance depot in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area may be linked to the quake, but officials were unsure of the cause.

“There’s not a single tree branch down,” Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham said. “This was a non-event, thank God.”

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One Comment on “3.6 Earthquake Rattles Maryland”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    Rockville, Maryland isn’t real far from here— maybe a couple Hours. Didn’t feel anything, but that’s QUITE ALRIGHT!

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