That was interesting. I am sitting around, minding my own business when the doors of my closet start to rattle. Am I going insane? No, the entire apartment is shaking a bit. For the first few seconds I’m thinking the maintenance work on the building is getting a little aggressive, but as it turns out I was experiencing my first earthquake. It was a 5.8 magnitude, centered in Virginia and felt all the way to New York City. I was aware that something like this could happen in Virginia, or even these parts, but I certainly wasn’t expecting it to happen any time soon. I like to steer clear of natural events like these. I guess now I have to be on the look out for aftershocks.