Earthquake @adafruit


Looks like a 5.8 or so quake hit NYC as well as parts of the east coast. Our shelves shook, some things fell but everyone is ok. A little scary but all is well! Orders should still go out today.

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  1. Glad to hear everyone is OK…nothing felt here in Michigan!

  2. Stay safe! I’m sure you guys are keeping tabs on the news and have heard this already, but please be careful of aftershocks. I was once in a big quake in California that was preceded by a smaller, but by no means small, “pre-aftershock,” and we all got caught with our pants down when the real shaking started. :s
    I don’t myself have an order pending, but I wouldn’t fault you all for calling it a day and heading home early.

  3. A little shaken, but everything seems to be alright here in MD.

  4. i am 5 miles from the epicenter it scared the crud outta me. i guess it was felt a long way away.

  5. I’m from alaska, i’m so use to earthquakes i can usually sleep thru them. I forget about others reactions that aren’t use to them. Glad everyone is safe and hopefully nothing got broken. Might be time to review company (and personal) earthquake preparedness procedures.

    Stay Safe.

  6. What incredible irony…during the last “Ask an Engineer” when you were showing the shelves and Akro Bins, someone had asked (and I too was thinking) about earthquakes…but then it really seemed like a non-issue, east coast and all.

    Glad to hear everyone’s safe, and I hope Mosfet is coping.

  7. Glad you guys/girls are ok, stay safe above all!

  8. Nothing felt in Ohio. Glad you guys are Ok!


  9. Do you have any plans for an Arduino seismometer shield & sketch library?

  10. I’ve been reading that they evacuated every Federal building in the city. The sidewalks downtown must’ve been a madhouse.

  11. You guys stay safe. While we love our Arduinos, your safety is not a substitute.
    We felt it in Ga. Atlanta area though probably not at all what you felt.

  12. I realized that the previous sounded all wrong after reading it. Bottom line. Don’t worry about the mail if your safety is ever in jeopardy.

  13. Who cares about the shelves?!?! How’s Mosfet?

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