My folks live about 7 miles from the epicenter of yesterday's earthquake in Virginia. They're fine, and their house is fine. But they didn't like it very much!
There's a detailed USGS report
, location maps
, a science article
, and realtime maps
(where the picture at right came from). In this morning's news, I read of some damage in Culpepper and in Washington, D.C., but all-in-all it looks pretty minor.
I sense a new-found level of respect from my East Coast colleagues, especially when it dawns on them that the Virginia quake was quite small compared to some we've had out here...