Scotty McCreery, Chely Wright React to Earthquake in New York
An earthquake has reportedly impacted much of the East Coast of the United States, with the epicenter being in Virginia. Scotty McCreery felt it in New York City, as did newlywed country singer Chely Wright, and we're seeing Twitter accounts of tremors everywhere from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. to Boston. The news is still breaking, and many people are still recovering from being shaken up (literally).
"Just experienced my first earthquake in New York," McCreery tweeted. "I've lived in Cali for the last 4-5 months.. I woulda thought it would've happened there." Only two minutes earlier, Wright took to her personal Twitter page to ask followers whether or not what she felt was actually an earthquake. "Was there just an earthquake in NYC?" the singer, who married now-wife Lauren Blitzer over the weekend, asked her fans.
The unexpected quake measured in at a 5.9 magnitude at the epicenter in Virginia but was felt far and wide, and phone lines in many states are jammed at this time. According to the New York Times, city buildings throughout the northeast were evacuated after the earthquake.
Chely Wright tweeted later, "We live on the 8th floor. I really really felt it. @lulublitzer didn't, she was up, walking around in the kitchen. Over 30 seconds." While country music's biggest base in Nashville, Tenn. went unshaken, newly-signed Love and Theft reached out to their fans on the east coast to send well-wishes. "Sending love to our east coasters, just heard about the earthquake, hope all are OK!!" the band tweeted.
This is the second strange earthquake occurrence in under 24 hours. On Monday, Trinidad, Colo. was struck by a quake of similar magnitude -- the largest natural earthquake in the state in well over a century.