The east coast has a 5.9 quake. BIG DEAL. We have a Category 1 Hurricane coming this weekend that is way more dangerous than a "powerful" quake that knocked over a plastic chair. http://raleighwx.americanwx.com/models/gfs/00zgfs850mbTSLPp06GFSLoop.html This is the GFS model. It is showing a direct hit for the East coast.