Here in central Jersey yesterday, we felt the effects of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in Virginia. Some businesses were evacuated, as was Newark City Hall, but depending on where you were located when it occurred, not everyone felt the rumbling. My friend was at work on World’s Fair Drive in Franklin Township and she said that the floor and her desk moved. My son and I were only a street or two away from my friend’s location, and we felt nothing.
Now the next Big Event on the horizon is Hurricane Irene. They say it may bring heavy rains and flooding to the area, so I’m checking the old sump pumps tonight to make sure they are limbered up and raring to go. Fingers crossed that our basement doesn’t flood again.