Virginia Earthquake, Hurricane Irene, but No Lake Erie Tsunami: Browns are Safe


Despite what you have heard, there is no tsunami expected for Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, or Georgian Bay. The Lake Erie tsunami warning rumor got a lot of traction on Twitter today, but luckily for the city of Cleveland, and the Browns, whose home is located right on the lake shore, it’s not a legitimate concern.

Despite all the sick jokes and juvenile tweets you’ve heard on Twitter, Colt McCoy’s home stadium is safe from flood and raging waters.

The east coast earthquake that rocked the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Epicentered in Mineral, Virginia the 5.9 quake was felt in places as far away as Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and New York. And Cleveland, during today’s Indians matinee versus the Seattle Mariners.

There was not an official evacuation at Progressive Field, but there was some concern that they would have to evacuate the stadium.

A rare east coast quake, coupled with the fact that Hurricane Irene could smash into the same exact states with 155 m.p.h. winds later this week has put Americans who are bored at work, but with plenty of internet access in funny moods. Given the type of news stories that dominating the media today, you can feel a May 21st, 2011 judgment day type of vibe in the Twitterverse and blogosphere.

But just like 5-21-11, it’s apocalypse not now. There may be aftershocks from the quake, but no major damage or injuries reported yet. So everyone can feel free to settle down now.

As for Hurricane Irene, that’s a different story. The first hurricane to hit the United States in three years, could be a category 4 storm by Thursday; where it would slam into Florida, Georgia, Carolinas and Virginia. Yes Virginia, the same state where the epicenter of today’s quake was.

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an official Google News site that generates millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports 

He does regular weekly radio spots in Chicago and Cleveland and has appeared on live shows all across the world from Houston to New Zealand. You can follow him on Twitter


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