Homes in the Heart of Virginia: And Today There Was an Earthquake in Farmville Virginia

And Today There Was an Earthquake in Farmville Virginia

And Today There Was an Earthquake in Farmville Virginia

Girl caught in an earthquakeI live in Central Virginia.  Not an area where one is concerned about earthquakes.  Today proved to be the day that I had to think about earthquakes.

I know that in elementary school that taught us what to do in an earthquake, today my 44 year old brain couldn't remember.  In fact I wasn't sure what was happening. Today as my office shook and shook my office staff, myself and my agents who were in the office all met in the middle of our office before we realized we should be outside or under a large heavy piece of furniture.  We ran outside, office workers in adjoining buildings came into the street also. We all looked at each other...acknowledging that we all just experienced a unique experience.

Wow, we thought was that an earthquake?  And yes it really shook my office--strong. Then as we poured back into the office and our phones started to ring, we realized we had just survived an earthquake.

The rest of the day was a day filled of stories, one of where people where, what they were doing, what they were thinking.  And in that many of us counted our blessings.

As the aftershocks continue to hit, I wonder if the east coast will have to adjust and learn to live with more earthquakes.  Today, as far as I know no lives were lost.  Today Virginia was lucky.

As we go into the end of the week and are facing a hurricane bearing down on us, I hope our "luck" of no homes lost and no lives lost continues.

 

Navona Hart
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Comment balloon 18 commentsNavona Hart • August 23 2011 10:06PM

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What a new experience for you Easterners, I know!  I heard the last one was like 114 years ago!  We are a little jaded in California, its the hurricanes that are frightening to those of us in this neck of the woods!

 

 

Posted by Dinny Evans, Radical Real Estate (Dickson Realty) almost 7 years ago

Dinny, we have a swamp fire, a hurrican bearing down, tornados a few months ago.  It used to be so peaceful

Posted by Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in CentralVirginia (Real Living Cornerstone) almost 7 years ago

I'm in the midwest.  We have a fear of earthquakes and are close to a large fault but we don't think about it too often.  Tornados is  our thing here.  We all have our possible natural disasters but it's everyone elses that scare us the most.  I am very thankful tonight that you are all ok!!

Posted by Tammy Anderson, Owens, Broker/Owner ("The Gateway Home Team" of RE/MAX Alliance) almost 7 years ago

In Atlanta, we don't think much about earthquakes either.  Some in GA felt it today though.

Posted by Rodney Mason, FHA 203(k) & HomeStyle Renovation-AL,FL,GA,TN (On Q Financial) almost 7 years ago

Tammy, thanks for your well wishes.  I agree we are all scared by watching the television scenes of natural disasters worse than ours.

Rodney, I am amazed at how far the shaking was felt.

Posted by Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in CentralVirginia (Real Living Cornerstone) almost 7 years ago

We felt it her too in NY. It is truly amazing but I'm so glad that everyone is fine. I think we have to just count our blessing.

Posted by Donna Paul, Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast) almost 7 years ago

That is amazing. When I moved to California in 1994 everyone in my family thought I was crazy - "what about the earthquakes". Since I have been here I have not experienced any (thank goodness) and now they are more commonplace in other parts of the Country. Who knew.

Posted by Linda Urbick, Selling San Ramon Valley - 925-786-5132 (RealtyOne Group) almost 7 years ago

I tried calling you today, I'm glad to know you are ok.  Praying that you get past Irene unscathed.

Posted by Joe Kenny, Better Than Your Average Joe (Realty Executive Midwest) almost 7 years ago

Hi, Navona....today was my first earthquake, too.  Such a strange feeling! 

One that I really don't need to feel again.  I'm sure it was much, much stronger in your neck of the woods.

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) almost 7 years ago

I'm glad you and everyone that you know was alright. Usually injuries happen with things falling, we are always worried here as we have them a little more often.





Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 7 years ago

Linda, when my husband told me NY felt it, I thought he was joking.  Amazing!

Linda, it just goes to show you should not choose based on earthquakes

Joe, Verizon wouldn't let me call out...go figure one earthquake and they were a mess!

Chris, any earthquake, any shaking is crazy.

Todd, I may have to learn a few things from you about what to do or not do in an earthquake.

Posted by Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in CentralVirginia (Real Living Cornerstone) almost 7 years ago

Navona, I am glad there was not much damage from the earth quake and that you are Ok.

 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 7 years ago

Thank goodness all is well!  I heard the news quickly after it hit and was surprised it just did not consume the media.  Seems it shook but no lives were lost, no tidal waves created.  Glad all is well for you.

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) almost 7 years ago

Navona - we felt a rumbling in NJ - nothing like you experienced, but it was surreal because to your point, we don't have earthquakes on the East coast. Glad to hear you're okay, there were no casualties and the damage was minimal. Hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 7 years ago

Gita, The damage across the state was seen but is nothing like places in California.

Connie...Never thought of tidal waves.

Kristine, I agree I hope it isn't a sign of things to come.

Posted by Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in CentralVirginia (Real Living Cornerstone) almost 7 years ago

Glad to hear everyone is ok Navona - had to be quite the ordeal.  I live close to a very active seismic area (Yellowstone Park) but have never felt a tremor that I know of.  We have a number of magnitude 3.0 or smaller quakes that happen in the area, but they are usually undetectable to most people outside of a given small proximity to the epicenter.

Posted by Jason Frey (PureWest, Inc.) almost 7 years ago

Gald you are safe.  We felt the shaking up here in Northern Virginia like it was happening underneath us.  I was shaken up all day.  That's not supposed to happen in our state.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 7 years ago

Jason, I didn't feel the aftershocks last night but I know my friends did.  Its funny how we all sense things differently.

Chris, Agreed NOT VIRGINIA.

Posted by Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in CentralVirginia (Real Living Cornerstone) almost 7 years ago

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