Earthquake One Year On: Where Were You?

It's been exactly one year since a powerful earthquake shook the Eastern Seaboard. Where were you when it happened?

It was a relatively powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake, centered in Virginia. It struck at 1:50 p.m. one year ago on August 23.

Some people in the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City area felt it.  Others did not.

The shaking was enough to damage the Washington Monument, which remains closed for repairs.

Where were you when the earthquake hit?  Tell us your earthquake story in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

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Limerick Patch stayed on top of the earthquake's .

The station from the earthquake or the hurricane that followed that same week.

Right after the earthquake shook the area, Tammi Karafa Bivans of Royersford wrote via Facebook that day:

My entire house just shook!

LRSC Patch's own Molly Lozinak texted in:

My neighbors just ran outside. I was outside sitting on the step and the whole ground and walls just shook. The outside of the house cracked horizontally and all circuits are busy when I try to make phone calls.

Reader Angela Conde posted on Facebook:

1st time I ever felt one of those in PA.

Sharon Doucet said:

I was driving home and didn't feel a thing but the neighbors sure were freaked out!

Marsha August 23, 2012 at 08:05 PM
We were in Annapolis, MD moving my son into his dorm room. We absolutely felt it. The walls swayed and the building shook like heavy construction trucks were right outside the door. When it stopped, we ran down the two flights of steps to the outside. Everyone was in a daze and it took us a while to accept the fact it was an earthquake. Cell service was out and it took about 2 hours until we were cleared to go back inside the dorms. We drove home to Malvern (minus son) with a wild tale to share.


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