DENVER (CBS4) – A Coloradan working in Maryland felt the shaking of the earthquake that originated in Virginia as he was on the phone with his girlfriend in Denver.

“I was in the room and it felt like a low grumble, and thought, ‘Is that what I think it is?’ And then I felt the building take a bigger jolt and that’s when I stepped outside,” Steve Drummond said.

Drummond lives in Denver but works in Southern Maryland at the naval air station.

“I just told (his girlfriend), ‘I think we’re having an earthquake.’ And then I felt a jolt and I said, ‘Yeah, that’s an earthquake.'”

In other parts of the state buildings were heavily damaged. Drummond said when he walked outside he noticed cars in the parking lot still shaking.

“Then I went outside and saw my truck and my motorcycle were still bouncing and swaying. It was enough to make the vehicles shift, sway and shake outside.”

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Having spent several years in California, Drummond said he’s used to the tremors but feeling one on the East Coast was a different experience.

“That kind of surprised me because, like I said, I don’t think they normally have them here. I know my girlfriend told me they had one in Colorado, which I’ve never felt one in Colorado.”

Drummond said he didn’t see any signs of damage after the quake.


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