Earthquake In Virginia 8/23/11 Felt on Long Island to Massachusetts
Here I am working from home when I thought my dog was scratching herself and I felt my table move. When I looked around and saw she was nowhere near me, I didn't think anything of it.
Then my husband called and says: "did you feel that?" Then I realized I wasn't losing my mind. I told him what I felt. It wasn't a shaking motion. It was more like, bump, bump, bump, bump to me.
I have to say I feel a little on edge. I sent a mass email to the agents in my office and everyone said that they had to leave the building. Their desks were shaking. I didn't feel it to that degree in my home office.
Right now they are saying it's a 5.2 preliminary magnitude. Parts of the Pentagon and White House were evacuated according to the news.
Long Island had an earthquake last year that was off the coast of Southampton. I didn't feel a thing that day.