Earthquake trembles warehouse at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

"Clouds form over the warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Monday, August 22, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland."

Here’s my account of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that was just felt up and down the East Coast:

I was sitting at my desk in the Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards scanning photographs from the 1960’s of former Orioles’ player Dick Brown, when we felt some shaking coming from upstairs. We work in a warehouse, so this type of noise is commonplace. The noise quickly got louder and louder, though, until the entire building was shaking violently. It was at that point when I heard the receptionist scream “Everybody out!” and we knew that was the cue to go. 

Everyone evacuated quickly and calmly, and we were out of the building within seconds. As we waited outside, nearly everyone was on their smartphones, tweeting, texting, and calling as word quickly spread that there were reports of the tremors as far north as Toronto. 

It was incredible to see how rapidly the Twitter world exploded! Within seconds there were reports coming in from all over the world. Behold, the power of social media. 

Feel free to share your experiences here if you’d like.