Earthquake Hits East Coast: Aftershocks Felt on Twitter
The 5.9 earthquake centered in Mineral, Va., sent aftershocks across the Twittersphere as East Coasters registered reactions to the tremors.
“Holy f---! We just had an earthquake in DC! It knocked s--- off the shelves & dog won't come out from under the bed. #fb” tweeted Bilerico Project founder Bil Browning (@bilerico).
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“an #earthquake of this strength is NOT normal in this area..airports, railroads, bridges and structures will need to b checked in quake zone,” wrote “Good Morning America" Weather Anchor Sam Champion (@SamChampion).
"2012 is near, I knew it!" "Jersey Shore" star Nicole Polizzi (@Sn00ki) prophesied. "I hope everyones okay!!!"
Other Twitter reactions were more mild, using the quake as an opportunity for a quick joke.
“The Earth is my new favorite vibrator,” wrote comedian Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa).
Musician Adam Levine (@adamlevine) added, “Ok. Even GOD is pissed off at Washington
“You see? You see? You people legalize gay marriage, then this happens. #earthquake” wrote Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel (@daveweigel)
Frequent tweeter Alec Baldwin (@AlecBaldwin) wrote, "They tell me there's an earthquake here.... yfrog.com/h4lseqmj" (pictured right).
Wisconsin resident @jamesondaniel remarked, “No need to text/call friends/family on the East Coast. Just checking them off the list from status updates and tweets. #welcometothefuture”
Over on the West Coast, people rolled their eyes over the shake-driven consternation.
"As long as everyone’s ok…… Keep it moovin.. The EARTH is gonna do whatever the f— it wants to do." L.A. native Ice-T (@FINALLEVEL) remarked calmly.
“Things are rollin in NYC now huh? Welcome to cali.” tweeted “The Voice” host Carson Daly (@carsonjdaly).
Anticipating that reaction, D.C. resident @lipneratlewis tweeted: “Wondering how long it will take for a west coast blogger to call us sissies.”
CBS News political analyst John Dickerson (@jdickerson) concluded, "Federal officials report that in wake of earthquake all jokes have been exhausted. Joke backup systems dangerously stretched."Related Articles: East Coast Quake: An Unwelcome Reminder of California
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