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:
— GFC (@GTIMKVII) November 30, 2017
— BellaDonna🍷 (@DonnaMLanglais) November 30, 2017
My house in New Jersey vibrated a few seconds. The prematurely blooming Christmas Cactus on my desk shook a little. Bad news to Leftists and Hillary: Thomas Pine has survived the great Delaware Bay #earthquake of 2017…lol
— Thomas Pine (@ameripundit) December 1, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) December 1, 2017
— Patty Bombs (@PatriickDoyle) November 30, 2017
— Pin Head (@SpikedCranium) November 30, 2017
— Al C. Junior (@OfficialMisterC) November 30, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
— Huck of Christmas Present (@HuckelCommaSean) November 30, 2017
Trump is #MAGA by giving us an #earthquake in Delaware Bay near Washington DC and #hurricanes in the Southeast in less than a year of his presidency. If this is a sign of the times then I'm afraid to see us a year from now. I'm just waiting for the swarms of locust. pic.twitter.com/8ClvxSNP6U
— Mad World (@MadddWWWorld) November 30, 2017
— ♀️funkie♀️ (@fnkiedealr) November 30, 2017
— Michael James Welch (@mikexwelch) November 30, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
— imfabulous (@imfabulous13) November 30, 2017
— Ally Haney (@AllySeaDragon) November 30, 2017
Seems like our Forefathers spinning so hard in their graves that it caused #earthquake in DC
— Jared Harris (@FightToResist) November 30, 2017
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) November 30, 2017
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) November 30, 2017
— Emir Donnell Horton (@MrHorton_) November 30, 2017
I guess words weren’t deflecting attention away from the GOPTaxScam so they had to order up an #earthquake. Nice try.
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) November 30, 2017
I didn’t feel the #earthquake. Everyone else is shook.
— Dan Bell (@thisisdanbell) December 1, 2017
— Sam, but Make it Yuletide Gay (@SamuelBrooks) November 30, 2017
— the o'katz (@zenheretic) November 30, 2017
— rico (@DjonezIII) November 30, 2017