An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 hit Virginia earlier this afternoon. The quake sent tremors all long the east coast including Washington, DC, North Carolina, and New York. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep and struck near Mineral, Virginia. Buildings in DC and New York, including the White House and Pentagon were evacuated.
Shortly after the rumblings, fighters and trainers took to twitter to give their reactions in 140 characters or less:
@jamievarner: Just survived my first earth quake. I thought I was tripping bec it was small but good enough to cancel boxing practice I guess!
@TaraLaRoa: I’m working in an old warehouse that was built in the 1920’s and we all looked at each other & made a beeline for the front door.
@ZachFunSize: @TaraLaRosa my house shook in philly
@EdAlvarezFight: Holy Shot just had a Earthquake st my house First ever ,I’m soo pumped my whole house was shaking,neighbors are all out
@DavidcBranchMMA: Earthquake that was crazy!
@SpaniardMMA: Holy F we just had an earthquake! I thot it was construction downstairs. Wow!
@ChrisWeidmanUFC: A freaking #earthquake while I’m doing Jitsu. I’m not used to stuff like this. Freaking out.
@RenzoGracieBJJ: My whole house was Shaking :-/ unbelievable
@kurtpellegrino: Wow I think I just had my first earthquake holy shit !!!!!! @DustinPoirier is crying and wants to go home now NJ hate hates him lol
@DustinPoirier: Just survived a earthquake with @kurtpellegrino wooo
@RollesGracie: My house was shacking. Never heard about earthquakes in NJ. It was the first time I experienced something like this.
@kaitlin_young: earthquake on the east coast? Has this happened before?
@TheJamesKrause: The 816 is an earthquake free zone. Don’t bring that shit here.
@MackDaMenaceMMA: Earthquake in VA Beach. Don’t worry @ufc your boy is still solid. Sorry #MikeLullo I’m still coming 110mph see you @ #UFN25 #fb
@PhilBaldacci: I can’t beleive that earthquake had the nerve to interrupt Obama’s vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. Thinkin’ it’s more important than the USA
@SiyarTheKiller: The earthquake was shaking my balls so bad I thought my cell phone was on vibration under my balls! Exciting, but not cool!
@mayhemmiller: Big earthquake hits Virginia for the first time in a million years, and Afghan-born @Siyarthekiller is there. Coincidence?
@DerekBrunsonMMA: The world coming to an end . Which chica wanna cuddle , MIGHT AS WELL RIGHT ? lol
@BRogthePredator: I didn’t feel anything………” that’s what she said” but seriously i didn’t feel anything