Earthquake felt in Rochester

Brian Thayer of The Rochester Barber Shop said, “I felt the earthquake in my chair!” He was referring to the 5.9 Richter scale earthquake felt earlier today from New York to Chicago. He said his wife may think he is crazy, but moments before the media reported the event, he felt his barber shop chair rattle and wondered what was happening.

The Washington Post reports,

“U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed an earthquake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m 4 miles south southeast of Louisa, Virginia near Mineral, Va. It has been felt throughout the D.C. metro region and over a large part of the eastern U.S. Initial indications are that it measured 5.9 on the Richter scale. 

Minutes after the quake, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Marcia McNutt — who watched objects falling from the shelves in her office — cautioned that the shaking might not be over. What the concern is, of course, is that this is a foreshock. If it’s a foreshock, then the worse is yet to come.”

Another person reports from Northern VA “the house was shaking so bad. Pictures falling, dishes clinking one fell of the edge of the island.”

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