A 5.8 magnitude earthquake just hit somewhere near Richmond, VA and tremors were felt from Washington D.C. to Manhattan (we may have thought there was a particularly hefty person stomping on the roof, at first…). Of course, we turned to Twitter as our first source to find out that, yes, that swaying we felt was, in fact, an actual earthquake in Manhattan of all places. And because fashion people Tweet their every waking moment, we rounded up some of the best reactions to the midday rumble:
Joe Zee (@mrjoezee)
Everyone’s ok at my @ELLEmagazine office here – clearly, since they’re all tweeting like crazy going down 41 flights of stairs. #Earthquake
DKNY PR GIRL (@dkny)
This is when everyone on the Wesrt Coast starts calling us drama queens….
Prabal Gurung (@prabalgurung)
It wasn’t an earthquake. Its momma nature’s tummy rumbling. hee hee.
Eva Chen Bannister (@evachen212)
okay, I’m kind of annoyed that what I assumed was me tripping in my slightly too big Chanel flatforms was actually an earthquake. what.
Phil Oh (@MrStreetPeeper)
Uhhhhh, did we just have an earthquake or am I just REALLY gassy today???
Can’t wait to see how the Tea Party spins the 5.8 earthquake in DC… THE GODS MUST BE ANGRY!!!! Let’s toss Malia into a volcano
Kelly Cutrone (@peoplesrev)
NY Earthquake – Duh Do not stand under tall buildings!
Coco Rocha (@cocorocha)
DID ANYONE ELSE JUST FEEL THAT EARTHQUAKE IN MANHATTAN!?!?!
V Magazine (@vmagazine)
An earthquake hits NYC. Now playing ♫ Beyonce
Proenza Schouler (@proenzaschouler)
Garance Doré (@garancedore)
Have now instituted weekly #earthquake drill in studio, because we doubt immediately checking Twitter was the wisest plan of action…