Building construction? Elephants on the floor above me? A terrorist attack?
Somehow, those scenarios seemed more likely to me than an earthquake on this day last year, just before 2 p.m. I was at a meeting with fellow Patch editors in Baltimore. The brick building we met in, resting partially on a pier near Federal Hill, rocked like a boat.
We learned later from the United States Geological Survey that it originated about 39 miles northwest of Richmond, VA. At 5.8—the largest quake recorded in Virginia since 1897—it rode up the eastern seaboard.
My first thought was getting back to Perry Hall. I couldn't even call my family immediately because, as you remember, millions of people were also trying to call their families, if only to ask, "Did you feel that?"
Looking back, what do you remember most about the earthquake? Tell us where you were and how you reacted in the comments.