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DMV Has An Earth-Shaking Moment [Updated]

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 23, 2011 – 2:00 pm

In officially the strangest happening I’ve ever encountered at Redskins Park, there was an 5.9 magnitude earthquake at Redskins Park today.

The epicenter was said to be in Central Virginia between Richmond and Charlottesville, southwest of Washington D.C.

No one in the building can remember seismic activity of this magnitude in the area.  No damage to the building, here’s hoping that everyone in Redskins Nation is okay.

Seismologist Lucy Jones just said on CNN that this is the biggest earthquake on the east coast “in decades.”

Anthony Armstrong wins the award for the first Redskins tweet:

Followed by:

Niles Paul with the obvious:

And I think Donte Stallworth had the best:

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10 Responses to “DMV Has An Earth-Shaking Moment [Updated]”

  1. By blazinclipsy on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    is bmores stadiom ok i was lookin forward to this game

  2. By Brian Tinsman on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    I haven’t heard anything to suggest that the earthquake won’t be a distance memory at game time. As far as I know, no worries!

  3. By coeus on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    nah dude i live closer to the epicenter then mt bank is and it didnt even spill water out of my fish tank, that stadium is fine

  4. By John on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    i live on the delmarva peninsula in salisbury and we felt it pretty good here too. Side note: First time ive ever seen “DMV” anywhere.

  5. By Brian Tinsman on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    I’m originally from Seaford, Del., so I know your neck of the woods–glad everything is alright on the peninsula too. DMV is DC, MD, and VA (or department of motor vehicle). I’m quite familiar with Delmarva though đŸ™‚

  6. By blazinclipsy on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    im in millsboro delaware and we felt it all the way out here

  7. By reesespieces on Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    I live in Roanoke and was actually chillin out on the couch, reading the Redskins homepage. My couch started shakin and everything…sounded like Fat Albert was walkin on top of my place. Lol

  8. By ZephyrHTTR on Aug 24, 2011 | Reply

    As I’m sure most all of you have inferred/seen by now, there was very little in the way of damage and I haven’t heard of anyone sustaining injury from the earthquake yesterday.

    Here in Richmond we’re only about 40 miles from the epicenter, and it wasn’t bad at all frankly. If you’d told me I would be experiencing a magnitude 5.8-6 earthquake that morning, I’d have expected it to be a whole lot worse than it was. Felt like an oversized train was passing right outside.

    I for one enjoyed it! Likely a once-in-a-lifetime event, after all. Been in Virginia my whole life and never felt one before.

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