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New Yorkers: Where Were You When The East Coast Quake Hit?

By Billie Rama,

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Like several other New Yorkers, we felt the earthquake.

PHOTOS: East Coast Earthquake

Even though our building shook for a good 10-15 seconds, we weren't immediately sure it was an earthquake (this is New York for God's sake). However, it became clear in the ensuing moments that, in fact, the quake that struck in Virginia was felt here.

We were shocked for a moment but immediately got to work to get the story up. Within minutes of sending Tweets and posting to Facebook, our users responded and shared their experiences.

New Yorkers did what they do best in situations like this: They came together, remained calm, talked about what was happening -- in sometimes colorful ways -- and offered guidance and information. Oh, and in true New York fashion, some hotdog vendors were selling half-price "quake dogs."

It's days like this that makes New York what it is: The greatest city in the world.

Luckily, there was no major damage or injuries reported -- just a really good talker.

So where were you when the earthquake hit? Let us know below.

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