Watch: Virginia Auto Store Commercial Catches Yesterday’s Earthquake On Tape

By Megan O'Neill 

Yesterday the general manager at G&C Tire & Auto in Chantilly, VA, David, was busy recording a new commercial when the 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck and it was all caught on tape.

There hasn’t been much video of the quake posted to YouTube, as it didn’t last long enough for most people to get their cameras out, but the G&C team in Chantilly got the entire thing on tape, and I’ve got a feeling that David may be feeling a little bit embarrassed because he didn’t head for a doorway or go under a table—he hid behind a chair!  Actually, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he lost his balance and simply fell behind that chair.  Check out the video below and judge for yourself.

Russia Today has compiled a video of some of the footage of the quake, including the video above, and the aftermath.  However, if you do a YouTube search for the VA earthquake most of what you’ll find are, oddly enough, fake earthquake videos.  Come on, people!  How is making a fake earthquake video appropriate?! Gizmodo compiled a list in a post called, Why Are These Losers Faking Earthquake Videos.  The following is one of the most ridiculous fakes.

Did you feel the earthquake yesterday?  What was it like for you?  Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.