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Earthquake One Year Later: Where Were You?

Do you remember the earthquake that was felt in the greater Media area?

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on this day last year? Perhaps you might remember it better if the earth had been shaking. Well it was.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia rocked the earth as far north as Boston at 1:50 p.m. that Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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

Some people in Delaware County felt it. Others did not.

It was the first earthquake I ever experienced, although I didn't feel a thing, so I guess I didn't exactly experience it. I was walking down State Street in Media after conducting an interview with then-new Rose Tree Media School District Superintendent James Wigo. I knew something was up, because there were far too many people outside and they all seemed to be saying the same thing, "Did you feel that?" But the ground underneath my feet was never shaken.

On a sidenote, followed later that week. ? She was fun in her own way. What I remember best about that week of Mother Nature was and lack of sleep.

Share with us your memories of that earthquake by commenting below.

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