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Earthquake in Maryland

Earlier this year it seemed like I was always hearing about earthquakes happening all over the world.  Most notably being the major earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.  Is it just me or have there been more earthquakes this year than normal?

This morning at about 5am I had just gotten back in the bed from using the bathroom when everything shook.  For a split second I thought it was a train (we can often hear the freight trains in the distance), however, it didn't last long enough only a few seconds.

When we turned on the news this morning they confirmed that there had indeed been a small earthquake (magnitude 3.6) in Germantown, Maryland which is about 30 miles from my home.

An earthquake in Maryland is a rare occurence.  I've lived in the area for 18 years and this is only the second one I can remember.  Growing up in Jamaica I can remember experiencing at least 4 or 5 small earthquakes. 

No matter the magnitude, there is something very unsettling about the earth shaking below you.

Hopefully this will be the last earthquake that I get to experience.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • July 16 2010 11:04AM


Stacey Ann,

Whew!  I slept right through this one!  And Germantown isn't all that far from DC. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago
What do you mean by saying that the world is unsettled? Are there gonna be more earthquakes?
Posted by Kara over 8 years ago

Stacey:  We had a larger than normal one here also...they usually don't bother me but this one did....It was later in the day and so I had an unusual glass of wine to settle my nerves!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 8 years ago

God bless and am glad your OK.

Posted by Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA (Paige Walker) over 8 years ago

Patricia - I think I might have slept through it too had I not just gotten back into the bed

Kara - I mean it feels emotionally unsettling

Jane - They are hard to get used to

Paige - Thanks, all is well.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

Isn't that strange????

Posted by Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES, Harford County Specialist (Exit Preferred Realty) over 8 years ago


I awoke thinking it was the neighbors truck ( he blow the head gasket the night before).

The USGS say it was the first of such magatude within 30 miles of DC since they have beeen recoding such events - but failed to say when they started.

Posted by Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate (Weichert Realtor - New Colony) over 8 years ago

Stacey-Ann, Thanks for the post. Gone are the days of earthquakes being relegated to the west coast

Posted by William Collins, Director of Property and Asset Management (ERA Queen City Realty) over 8 years ago

Linda - very strange

Bob - I'm sure they've been recording for a long time

William - I would hope they don't become commonplace on this side

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 8 years ago

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