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Did you feel that?
August 23, 2011 - Bill Ackerbauer
Several of us here on the third floor of the L-H building in downtown Gloversville felt the Earth move a few minutes ago. Through the magic of our Facebook page, readers from all over the Northeast are telling us they felt it, too.
One reader called to ask us if there was an earthquake, and she seemed relieved when we confirmed it for her. "Good, so I'm not crazy!" she said.
Here's what the Associated Press is reporting about the quake, which happened at 1:51 p.m. today and was centered in Virginia:
5.9-magnitude quake shakes Va., Northeast
At 1:51 p.m. a 5.9 magnitude earthquake 44 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia, shook the entire Capital District from Albany to Saratoga Springs.
A spokesperson from the National Weather Service in Albany reported their building, "shook pretty good," and most of the staff evacuated.
The weather service said calls have been pouring in from the Albany, Round Lake and Saratoga County area who felt the quake.
Bob Gordon, who lives in Pyramid Pines on Old Gick Road in Wilton, said he felt the quake for about five minutes.
"We live in a mobile home and it shook the place like nothing," he said.
Nothing broke or fell of the shelves in Gordon's home, but it shook everything in the house.
The last time an earthquake was felt in New York's Capital Region was on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, when a 5.0 quake centered northeast of Ottawa at 1:40 p.m.
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