A quake, a quake

Virgina Tech seismograph scan of the August 23, 2011 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia.

That’s what a 5.9 looks like for a hundred plus miles away. Guess the needle can’t go back and forth far enough.

The quake, which had its epicenter outside Mineral, Virginia, was close to where I grew up. How close? Lets see:

Google Maps image of home and the epicenter.

Kinda close. Like 15 miles close.

Well, everyone I know seems to be OK. My dad was at home, and apparently slept through the whole thing. How bad could it have been? I understand it was the strongest quake to hit Virginia in more than 100 years. But there have been at least three other noticeable quakes [] in my lifetime produced from about the same area.