The earthquake that hit the Delaware Bay Thursday afternoon ranked only 4.4 on the Richter Scale. While Californian’s might call it a hiccup and Oklahoman’s might call a fracking accident, Twitter’s jokes seemed limitless.
One person posted a photo of a rock hitting a pond and warned of the shocking tsunami. Another called it a simple vibration and that he knew instantly what it was. He called his survival of the great Delaware Bay earthquake of 2017 bad news for liberals. One graphic appeared that is frequently used when small quakes or minor natural disasters become major news. It features a plastic set of lawn furniture with a chair that has fallen over. "We will rebuild," the graphic is often captioned.
It's unclear if Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. felt the same quake or had their own nearby jitter. However, the Philadelphia Phillies got in on the humor, claiming the cause was their mascot Phillie Phanatic falling over. Another person blamed it on former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, an attempt at a joke about the Republican's size. Others blamed President Donald Trump for no apparent reason, just because.
The best, however, came from those saying that it was the founding fathers collectively rolling over in their graves.
Then there were those who were more shocked over the fact that they live in the area and didn't feel a thing.
Here are more of the fun jokes below:
BREAKING: The @USGS has identified the cause of today’s earthquake felt in Philadelphia. https://t.co/J8bI6NtacF— Philadelphia Phillies (@Philadelphia Phillies) 1512088056.0
Devastating photo of damage caused by the #earthquake ... Philadelphia needs your prayers. https://t.co/mAWBpdWJYr— Patty Bombs (@Patty Bombs) 1512079384.0
Trump is #MAGA by giving us an #earthquake in Delaware Bay near Washington DC and #hurricanes in the Southeast in l… https://t.co/22b07ravEM— Mad World (@Mad World) 1512084043.0
me during the #Philadelphia #earthquake https://t.co/U6jVk0fyM0— carwos (@carwos) 1512079066.0
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the MD, PA, DE areas affected by this 4.4 #earthquake . This is deva… https://t.co/KYY3mQwEQj— Author Mike X Welch (@Author Mike X Welch) 1512079129.0
#Earthquake was caused by a malfunction of the portal to Kremlin located in Trump's bedroom. Currently everything i… https://t.co/HgKf0q6pml— imfabulous (@imfabulous) 1512081593.0
When you see #earthquake trending and find out that it has to do with your area but you didn’t notice a damn thing https://t.co/mH1VHTtch3— Devil’s Advocate (@Devil’s Advocate) 1512083379.0
I’m pretty sure that today’s #earthquake in DC area was just our country’s forefathers collectively rolling over in their graves...— David Leavitt (@David Leavitt) 1512081763.0
I thought Kim Jung Un was taking us out. I didn’t know what was going on 🤦🏽♂️😂 #Earthquake #NorthKorea— Emir D. Horton (@Emir D. Horton) 1512079300.0
I guess words weren’t deflecting attention away from the GOPTaxScam so they had to order up an #earthquake. Nice try.— Steve Redmond (@Steve Redmond) 1512079896.0
I didn’t feel the #earthquake. Everyone else is shook.— Dan Bell (@Dan Bell) 1512087641.0
There was an #earthquake? https://t.co/j1vnznGc5o— Sam (@Sam) 1512079962.0
Thank you for the #earthquake, Delaware. We're finally breaking away off the mainland. Good-bye America. Off to sta… https://t.co/mBFRnrw4vD— Todd Bonzalez (@Todd Bonzalez) 1512079392.0