August 23, 2011
There are reports of sporadic cell phone and perhaps even landline outages after an unusual 5.9 earthquake
hit Virginia at 01:51:03 pm, with the epicenter located 41 miles northwest from Richmond and 83 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.
A few co-workers and I were unable to get through to some phone numbers. According some reports the carriers are experiencing peak usage related outages. Could be people checking in on loved ones similar to the 9/11 related phone outages.
I felt the earthquake in my office located in Norwalk, CT and have read friends' reports on Facebook that states as far away as Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio felt it. There are also unconfirmed reports
that the Washington Monument is leaning.
So if you have trouble getting through on your cell phone or landline, it's possible this unusually strong East Coast earthquake had something to do with it.
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