Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Great Earthquake of 2011 Hits Brooklyn -- Check Your Pilot Lights; Expect Aftershocks

Brooklyn residents hit the streets after today's quake.

Construction workers at 20 Henry Street evacuated the building.
Brooklynites are calling it an "artisanal earthquake." Hipsters are Tweeting that they felt it last week, before it was cool. A Brooklyn Earthquake Fund has been started for the poor creatures in Williamsburg. The Brooklyn Earthquake Party is ON!

Hundreds of Brooklyn residents evacuated their offices and apartment buildings during this afternoon's 5.9 earthquake (it took place in Virginia at 1:51 p.m.), but there have been no reports of major damage.

UPDATE: Hipsters were right! Brooklyn probably shook more than Manhattan!

Federal buildings in the Washington, D.C. area have been evacuated. JFK Airport has been shut down. The Indian Point Power Plant is still online.

Pilot lights on gas stoves frequently go out when shaken, so remember to check yours when you get home.

Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T reported congested lines, making it difficult for many to get through.

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