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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake? What earthquake?

Mom called to make sure I was okay after today's D.C. earthquake aftershocks were felt in New York City. So, here's what went down here at 50 Rockefeller Plaza.

I was "indisposed" inside a stall in the ladies' room. Suddenly, someone walked in from the hallway and yelled, "Is there anybody in here?"

"Yes!" two of us shouted back.

"We're evacuating the floor! There's been an earthquake!"

I hightailed it back to my desk to grab my purse and quickly put on my comfy shoes. We walked down six flights of stairs to the plaza level, where we all stood around for 10-15 minutes comparing notes and seeing what we could find out online. Most of my colleagues had experienced several seconds of shaking, but I had to report there were no tremors to be felt in the toilet.

Glad to see things in D.C. seem to be fine.

4 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

BAWHAHA!! I'm still surprised you didn't feel it!

Mandy said...

This is quite possibly the best "I Survived" story ever!!

Sherry said...

Clearly NYC plumbing does NOT ROCK!

Whitney said...

I was in a parking garage (I assume) trying to reverse into a space which is a feat in and unto itself and felt no quake. This rivals only to the 7.8 something on the Rscale earthquake that Puerto Rico had for which I was in an elevator and felt nothing. Apparently when the earthshakes it does not shake to my rythm.