Wednesday, August 24, 2011


New Yorkers generally were blaming the shaking from today's earthquake on their cats, their dogs, their neighbors, construction crews, the subway, and anything else they could think of--except an earthquake. Here's another New Yorker's version of why things were shaking, from The New York Times:
In Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, Eric Vazquez, 35, had just parked his car and was waiting for his brother when he felt the tremors.

"I thought he was playing a trick on me and shaking my car," Mr. Vazquez said. "My car was literally rocking back and forth. I got out and walked around. Then I got in and started troubleshooting the car, revving up the engine."

"Then my brother called me and told me it was an earthquake," he added.