I live in Georgetown; the wall next to me and the bed started shaking. | Report abuse, The Navy is doing secret tunneling with Clarke and Kiewit Construction: We in California eat quakes like that for breakfast. I was just about to get in my bedroom doorway when it faded away. | Report abuse. I live and Germantown and it was really bad. Pittsburgh? It was weird! The largest earthquake on record for Maryland occurred on 01/15/2019, with a depth of 10.0 miles and a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale in Worcester County, MD. Posted by: bowlasoup | July 16, 2010 6:15 AM | Report abuse. Posted by: gagedesoto | July 16, 2010 7:51 AM Then, as suddenly as it had begun, it stopped, leaving nothing but an echo of that hideous laughter which I never shall forget. Posted by: rboltuck | July 16, 2010 6:02 AM Earthquakes in and around Maryland Enable JavaScript to view the Google Map. And if this was a sign of God's wrath at Washington, what can we say about what He does routinely in Red State America with tornadoes, floods and hurricanes that actually take human life? Posted by: 1357111317 | July 16, 2010 11:34 AM I'm a Midwest transplant now living in Columbia and was also awakened by the tremors; our whole house shook for a few seconds and it was incredibly startling, particularly at that hour. Don't worry, it didn't wake up the train operators. Posted by: deedee1981 | July 16, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse. we are not free at all. i thought it was a dream. | Report abuse. | Report abuse, "The confusion following Friday's quake led to some misplaced theories on its cause.". Posted by: uh_huhh | July 16, 2010 11:40 AM Posted by: RazorGirl | July 16, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse. The linoleum floor was vibrating under my bare feet like crazy. | Report abuse. Earthquake though, did not expect that. At my house in Germantown there was no way you could think it was thunder or a plane or a truck. and where I'd put that list of "things to save in an emergency." | Report abuse. I concluded I'd had a bad dream of some sort that somehow stuck with me as I awakened. Cool!" My husband said it was probably someone's Harley! Felt a strong shake and it woke me and my husband up. | Report abuse. Posted by: NLZimm | July 16, 2010 5:38 AM | Report abuse, Posted by: HassanAliAl-Hadoodi | July 16, 2010 1:33 PM I've seen lava flow, walked on a glacier, fly fished in grizzly territory, scuba diving, now this. I at first assumed that it was an early morning passenger or cargo jet from IAD, as I reside under one of their major flight paths. lasted too long and still a lot of low frequency movement, if that makes any sense, you can tell it's something different. It was a 1.7-magnitude quake centered about 5 miles northwest of Baltimore. Reminds me of the Princess and the Pea - either you're sensitive to these things, or you're not. I'd just come back upstairs with a glass of water. This goes to show you this is "The Sign Of The Times"! Not the most comforting feeling! Interesting that conservatives believe in a God that would inflict harm based on political affiliation. | Report abuse, I guess Albert Haynesworth has finally reported to the Redskins, Posted by: paulbortnick | July 16, 2010 8:01 AM I grew up living near fault line. Hold their hand. We are less than 10 miles from the epicenter. Guess he went looking for a door frame to stand under (i understand that is the best place to stand, because the ceilings can collapse). Rocked the flat panel, popped the wood in the buidling frame, and then sounded like a transformer exploded down the street. . Posted by: kinkysr | July 16, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse, chill out guys I was peeing outside at 5 AM sorry for the inconvinience WONT Happen again, Posted by: VABUDDY | July 16, 2010 4:11 PM Was in Potomac, at 5am working in a space behind a large hall. JReisenweber, you are a moronic idiot clearly looking to politicize every freaking thing. In any case, I can relate to the woman who thought her husband was causing the noise. Arlington. Posted by: jhova1 | July 16, 2010 6:57 AM I just moved here two weeks ago and my thought was "Quantico is testing ordinance." | Report abuse. *** Talk about GREED -- you can find a lot of it in the halls of Congress and 1600 PA AVE!! After ten seconds of that there was a single pulse and the house shook, then it was over. Yes it sounded like a freight train, no surprise as we are off Waring Station next to the line. | Report abuse. There's something seriously wrong with that Google map--it's misleading to the point of being completely useless. Posted by: princessbuttercup | July 16, 2010 8:30 AM Search Earthquake Catalog *United States earthquake lists (except "Top...") also include some earthquakes outside the U.S. since the search area is a rectangle. Heard more than felt it. | Report abuse. Any chance of anything else? Posted by: A1965bigdog | July 16, 2010 2:39 PM Interestingly, it felt just like bad air turbulence, only sitting on the ground. | Report abuse. | Report abuse. Then I thought, well, homeowners' policies in this neck of the woods don't exclude earthquake coverage. Posted by: padraic170 | July 16, 2010 12:34 PM I have many relatives in SoCal. My whole house was shaking and the air conditioner in the window was rattling back and forth. Posted by: dave270 | July 16, 2010 2:21 PM Mother Nature is the world's biggest Terroress, She threatens us all. | Report abuse, Posted by: cej7401 | July 16, 2010 8:08 AM My farm is just north of the Potomac in the North-South flight path of Dulles. He woke to it at 5:03, and I woke about half-an-hour later.