The epicenter of the 3.9 quake is marked by the red star. (USGS.com)
- While sitting at my desk this morning, hard at work on a news piece covering the still undecided congressional election between Tim Bishop
and Randy Altschuler
, I was suddenly interrupted by a low rumble that I have now learned was an earthquake.
Now as a former resident of New Jersey, and current New York resident, I cannot say that an earthquake is something that I have experienced before. This is Long Island, not California after all! My walls creaked, my bed shook in its place, while hanging items and decor wobbled, without falling.
The epicenter was 79 miles south-southeast of Hamptons.com's home in Southampton at a depth of over four miles below the ocean's surface.
According to the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network, the quake registered a 3.9 on the Richter Scale at 10:45 a.m., and was felt across Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Radio stations across the region reported the quake, as residents took to Twitter and other social networking sites to discuss the mornings exciting act of nature.
Did you feel the earthquake? If so leave a comment below!