Shortly after 5:00 AM EDT, we were rattled from our bed by an earthquake. Gods, it tinkled the china and woke the dog. We don’t get many temblors in this part of the country, so as you can imagine, we’re all right fluttery today. The local paper and TV station were so shaken (as it were) by the event that they couldn’t even bring themselves to cover the story for several hours (I see they have both now gotten a grip on things and have leapt into action).
I suspect there’s a connection with this story. My theory is that we actually hit the 300M mark a couple hours earlier than expected, and that the extra weight/shift/distribution hit this region harder than others.
I can’t actually prove my theory, but it feels right to me, and I think that should be enough for you.
By the way, in case you were wondering, the dog hopped out of his crate, trotted over to his day bed, and went back to sleep.