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Bronxville Library Felt the Shake

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Sometimes it is a good thing to have your Tuesday shaken up, breaking the monotony of another weekday.

A handful of Bronxville residents were thrown into a tizzy, though, as the 5.9 magnitude earthquake from Virginia was felt rumbling up the coast and into the public library.

"I was initially annoyed because I thought someone was shaking the table," said Bob Devlin, who was in the Bronxville library when the quake struck.  "When I saw the faces of the other people, I realized no one was shaking it."

Devlin, who works across the street at the Bronxville school as a teacher's aid, could not believe that Mother Nature interrupted his day.

"The table started to shake. I looked at the other three people who were using the computer, thinking, 'who is shaking the table?' When I realized no one was doing it, I thought that it had to have been an earthquake."

Jeanne Stano, also of Bronxville, was right beside Devlin. At first she thought he was the culprit.

"The woman across from us thought it was me typing, like my typing was so fast I was vibrating the table! I said I promised I wasn't touching the keys."

Stano said she was happy she wasn't the only one who felt the shake.

"I'm just glad somebody else thought I wasn't crazy!"

The earthquake began at roughly 1:51 pm on Tuesday centered near Mineral, Virginia. The rumbling was felt as far north as New Hampshire and as far west as Detroit.

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