A 5.9 magnitude earthquake on the EAST coast. A quake that large is pretty unusual for the area, according to sources quoted in McPaper. I haven't read of any injuries, so we can play with it. And then there's this:
Update at 2:48 p.m. ET: Halley Pack, 24-year-old paralegal, was putting on her sneakers in the basement-level gym of her office building in downtown Washington, when the shaking started. She said she didn't realize that it was an earthquake at first," USA TODAY's Fredreka Schouten reports. "I've never been in an earthquake before," she said, standing in her exercise clothes outside her office building at 2:20 p.m. "I thought something was wrong with me, like I had a headache."
The probability of Ms. Pack bein' blonde? I'd put it at ≥ 90%.
The Twitterati are havin' fun with this, too...