Tuesday, August 23, 2011
On the Rocks
That's right! A rare earthquake centered in Virginia rattled parts of New Jersey and New York shortly before 2 p.m., causing buildings to sway in cities and towns across the region.
Jonathan Husch, chair of the department of geological, environmental and marine sciences at Rider University in Lawrenceville estimated the intensity was about a 3 in New Jersey, meaning most people felt a mild shaking, as if a large truck was passing their building or house.
"Earthquakes in the eastern part of the U.S. are not unusual. They're not common, but they're not unusual," he said.
The quake in Virginia may be the largest ever recorded in that area, Husch added.
Many scientists who study earthquakes say the New York City area is overdue for a moderate earthquake that will damage buildings.
"This wasn't it," Husch said.
OK so I have to admit i was slightly freaked out, not scared (only because it stopped quick enough) just rattled my nerves. I came home after work and saw the devastation in my backyard (LOVE that Photo) and started Post Earthquake clean up and discovered something worse there was not 1 but THREE hornets nests under the chairs!!!!! talk about tears and screaming! bee's deff trump a New Jersey earthquake!
Seismograph not only measures earthquakes but how my heart reacts to bees!! haha