No major injuries were reported after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Los Angeles last night. Beyond word of property damage, power outages, and general anxiety—there were dozens of reported aftershocks—moviegoers, especially those who saw the biblically-themed "Noah," were a little shaken up.
As Mashable pointed out, sometimes life imitates art:
Nothing quite like the end of the world scene in Noah starting and 20 seconds later your movie theater starts shaking from an earthquake.— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) March 29, 2014
Other moviegoers chimed in:
So experiencing an earthquake during the whole "Is man worthy of survival?" speech in Noah was preeettty creepy, I must say. CC @ThinkHero— Jennings Roth Cornet (@RothCornet) March 29, 2014
thought it was just great surround sound in this IMAX theatre.I'm like damn this Noah feels real.But alas it was just a real 5.3 Earthquake— Page Kennedy (@PageKennedy) March 29, 2014
Um ok so the real life earthquake right in the middle of the animal stampede in Noah sort of freaked me out...— ilaria urbinati (@ilariaurbinati) March 29, 2014
"Comedian" Dane Cook tried to make a funny:
Lotta theaters showing Noah evacuated in California after the earthquake. The Lord has spoken.— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) March 29, 2014
Following the quake, the Drudge siren set out on an alarmist path this morning:
Geophysicist: Calm Before Earthquake Storm... http://t.co/9X9okbicwc— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) March 29, 2014
And, of course, celebrities. They're just like us:
I refuse to contribute to the excessive amount of earthquake tweets... oh wait.— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) March 29, 2014
Another quake! Wtf— Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch) March 29, 2014
The Los Angeles Dodgers were down two with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th inning in a game against Los Angeles Angels when the tremors were felt. Vin Scully reported it live during the game:
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