Friday, July 16, 2010

Today's Maryland Earthquake

There was a small Earthquake northwest of Washington, DC today. There was no damage reported, as it was 3.7 on the richter scale. It occurred at 5:04 a.m. EDT, and it was centered about 40 miles northwest of Bowie, Md. in Gaithersburg, Md. (that's about 20 miles north of Washington, DC.)at 39.167°N, 77.252°W.
I didn't feel it (I was at home with the dogs while Tom was enroute to work in his car) but our dachshund Franklin let out a yelp when it occurred! I remember looking at the clock and saw that it was around 5:04 a.m. Animals always sense earthquakes.
The quake originated about 3 miles deep. It just shook things from Virginia to New Jersey. Above is the map of where the quake was felt (Intensity Map created by the U.S. Geological Survey who monitors earthquakes). the star represents the point of origin (we're east of Washington, DC). The last time we had a small quake in this area was May 2008.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next