Today I felt my first earthquake! Whoa dude---these things do NOT hit the mid-Atlantic! A 5.9 hit DC in the middle of the work day, as I was enjoying a sushi lunch with my boss a few blocks from the office. It was the strangest sensation---not particularly scary, more simply like airplane turbulance. But, it was very very odd to think that we are just very small beings on this very large Earth. I'm sure I would've been way more freaked out had buildings fallen and people been injured, but for now, it's just another experience to add to this crazy summer!
For your enjoyment :)