A 5.8 earthquake hit the East Coast, Tuesday afternoon, alarming people from South Carolina to Maine, and causing not much damage.
Frightened office workers spilled into the streets in New York, and parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated.
There were no immediate reports of deaths, but fire officials in Washington said there were at least some injuries.
Obama was on the golf course at Martha’s Vineyard when it happened, and Oh My: Obama Took Conference Call About DC Earthquake… While Remaining Resolutely On Golf Course
When more bad economic news comes in the months to come, no doubt we can count on Obama to blame the great DC earthquake, (among many other natural disasters and favorite right-wing bugaboos) for our fiscal woes.
Beltway Confidential posted some of the best twitter jokes about the quake.
R.S. McCain interviewed one of the young victims of the quake (who happens to bear a striking resemblance to McCain) and instituted the Earthquake Victims Relief Fund (which bears a striking resemblance to his…. tip jar).
Another earthquake photoshop at iOWNTHEWORLD: Washington D.C. Earthquake – Bush’s Fault-line.
Also devastated while the President golfs:Obama’s Approval Rating Drops to 38%
More earthquake blogging:
Camp of the Saints: Earthquake Hits East Coast: Obama Blames TEA Party [Updated Below]
The Conservatory: Devastating 5.9 Earthquake Rocks NoVa: Children Hardest Hit
Gateway Pundit: Earthquake Rattles Washington DC – Obama Goes Biking (on a girls bike, btw)