The August 23 earthquake made quite a shake locally, registering at 5.8 on the Richter scale. A Chantilly teacher happened to be at the quake epicenter when the quake occurred, and provided her experience on the Chantilly Patch web site.
“It was pretty intense,” she said.
“I was walking up a hill, and it was like the ground was rolling. I had to struggle to keep my balance. It sounded like rolling thunder,” Prescop said. “It was very loud. The power plant is just around the corner from me so I thought maybe something was wrong with that.”