Was That an Earthquake We Just Felt in Braemar?

Was That an Earthquake We Just Felt in Braemar?

Yes it was.  I was on the upper level of my Braemar home when it happened at 1:51pm.  At first I thought it was a rock quarry shake, then it didn’t stop and got worse.  Definitely a surreal experience.

WTOP was reporting that quake was a magnitude 5.8 centered in Mineral, VA right after it happened.  I think news reports are now reporting a 5.9 or 6.0.  The worst anyone in our neighborhood would have to deal with is rearranged wall hangings and possibly items that jumped off table tops or bookshelves.

Looks like life in Braemar and the surrounding Northern Virginia area just got a bit more interesting.  Hope this isn’t a normal occurence, though we did have a smaller earthquake last year out of Germantown, MD.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com, www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net