Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Virginia Earthquake Resources

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit in Virginia August 31 at 1:51pm EST. No reports of injuries but buildings evacuated, and nuclear power plants shut down. Here are some resources on this:

USGS Information page for this earthquake
Google News search for earthquake virginia
Twitter search for #earthquake OR #equs OR #vaeq OR #dcquake
Washington Post blog entry
Virginia Seismic Zone on Wikipedia
Radioreference.com live scanner feeds
ESRI earthquake map (crowdsourced)


  1. We felt it here in Northwestern RI as the floor of the church's school and one corner of the building vibrated. Very strange.

  2. In Western New York, I felt the building swaying side-to-side / east to west.

  3. Correction - in Western New York, swaying was felt north to south.