Wow, we just had the first earthquake that I’ve felt in Harlem. I’m from the west coast, so I know an earthquake when I feel one. Our office is in the Hotel Theresa, this one rocked the Hotel from left to right for a number of minutes.
As I write this piece we still have people outside on 125th Street standing and waiting for what to do next. And you can hear fire engines running up and down the streets going who knows where.
I’m just hearing on BBC radio that it was felt as far down as Washington D.C. and reported to be as high as a 5.9!
UPDATE: 11 million people have reportedly felt the shake but there has been no word of any injuries so far.
A 5.9 earthquake may be no big deal on the West Coast but here on the East side of America it caused a panic around 1:15 p.m. ET and lasted for about 30 to 45 seconds.