An earthquake just struck the East Coast measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale, according to Reuters. That’s not an especially large magnitude compared to your average California quake, but it’s decidedly unusual for the Eastern Seaboard; the quake’s epicenter was in Virginia, but it could be felt from Washington, DC, up to Toronto. Of course, that includes the Twitter-happy population of celebrity types in New York City (not to mention the North Carolina set of a certain young-adult dystopic-thriller adaptation). Below, a sampling of celebrity responses to the East Coast Earthquake:
Judah Friedlander: Sorry for the earthquake NYC, I just did a couple of intense jumping jacks.
Bethenny Frankel: I just felt the earth shake at lunch!
Elizabeth Banks: um, earthquake in north carolina? it’s nice to feel at home but please, don’t go overboard.
John Hodgman: This guy in the cafe and I agree that we liked the earthquake when it first started. But now it’s like, the wrong people are into it.
Marlee Matlin: They felt the #Earthquake as far as Des Plaines, IL?! That’s practically my home town!
Donnie Wahlberg: If they felt it all the way down south and up here in New York too… Then it must’ve been big somewhere! I hope everyone is ok!!!!
Damon Lindelof: Is the Earthquake in Mineral Virginia, an alleged “gold-mining town” related to the island? Hmmm. What date is it today?
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Omg earthquakeeeee
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Waahhhhhhh
Carson Daly: Things are rollin in NYC now huh? Welcome to cali.
Jill Zarin: Just felt earthquake in office on 5th avenue!!! Holy crap!!
Ice-T: As long as everyone’s ok…… Keep it moovin.. The EARTH is gonna do whatever the f— it wants to do.
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