A 3.6 earthquake hit Virginia at 5 AM today, waking some and doing absolutely no damage, at least that I can find reported.
It has received a lot of attention. I slept through it. I did feel a 4.5 that hit in 2003. Having watched a building collapse during the 7.1 Loma Prieta quake, it is all a matter of perspective.
To be fair,a 3.6 is a big quake for this part of the country. The biggest was a 5.8 in 1897. Just goes to show, no place is immune, even from big ones. It's just a matter of frequency.
And to balance those getting excited in Virginia, in San Francisco they would get excited about a thunderstorm. There was only one or two in the twenty years I lived there. There have been two this week in Virginia.