EARTHQUAKE: We had an earthquake here in Manassas shortly before 2 p.m. The cats and dog noticed it first, and skedaddled for the house on the run. When I heard it, it was a loud rumbling sound, much like an unmuffled race car might sound when idling. I did not feel the ground shake, but our porch is 'on stilts' so to speak, so any vibration was probably damped. The only visible impact in the house was the ceiling fans swaying slightly. The quake lasted, start to finish, perhaps 20-30 seconds.
My wife was at LaGuardia airport in New York; she felt nothing. However, my daughter in Stamford CT did feel the earthquake, as did a friend of hers in Boston.