Daily Archives: August 23, 2011

Did You Feel It? Earthquake Hits Middletown

Just a few minutes ago my house shook slightly, I didn’t think much about it until the kids also felt the house shake. My wife had just pulled into the driveway and said the car shook but didn’t think much about it because it was the car.

I went to the Internet and there are already dozens of reports stating that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered near Mineral,Virginia was felt as far away as Ohio,New England and Toronto Canada.
I haven’t heard from anyone locally if there was any damage to report but I would suspect that there wasn’t other than a few mentions of cell phone disruptions.
I wonder when the local environmentalists will start to say that this quake could have been caused by FRACKING (hydro fracturing shale formations to release natural gas).

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