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A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Washington D.C. Friday morning. The vibrations extended to Twitter.

California Congressman Darrell Issa kept his cool and stayed on message.

Small earthquake in DC this morning...someone must have dropped a copy of ObamaCare.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone


Bush 43 Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto added some much needed snark to the rare geological event.

Years from now, I'll never forget where I was when I didn't feel the DC Earthquake of 2010.less than a minute ago via web


@delrayser lamented a missed opportunity.

Can't believe Politico still hasn't written an "Is The Earthquake Bad For Obama?" piece. MORNING: NOT YET WON.less than a minute ago via twidroid


For environmental blogger Miles Grant bemoaned, it was an earthquake to believe in.

Why can't we just enjoy something unusual happening without DC snobs pretending they're, like, SO over it? #DCquakeless than a minute ago via HootSuite



The New York Times investigative reporter turns up a scoop:

earthquake devastation in the DC area: http://twitpic.com/25txue (h/t JC)less than a minute ago via web



CBS Radio White House correspondent Mark Knoller gave us a glimpse of a President out of touch with everyday earthquakes.

Pres. Obama said he didn't feel the earthquake either. (Guess he doesn't know WH built on massive springs.)less than a minute ago via TwitterMail

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