Funny East Coast Earthquake Tweets and Facebook Posts


The 5.9 East Coast earthquake on August 23, 2011 prompted plenty of jokes from West Coast citizens who viewed the earthquake as a non-event.  Here are a few of the funniest social networking posts we ran across:


Funny East Coast Earthquake Jokes

Images of earthquake devastation in washington, DC linked to this image:


@BenWise: There is now officially nothing special about LA.

@mileskah: (in an attempt to spur spending, the supposed cause of the current economic problems) If we don’t go back to buying things soon, the earthquakes win.


@katespencer: Dear sassy California people: Now might be a good time to remind you that you freak out WHEN IT RAINS

@mattzaller: It’s obviously just a slight shift of the North American continental shelf.  Of… the end of times.

@bazecraze: Weird.  I don’t remember being *this* bad at Jenga.

@ApocalypseHow: Holy Crap – something moved in Washington DC?!?!?!

@lizzwinstead: Worst. Rapture.  Ever.

@TheTweetOfGod: There was just a 5.8 earthquake in Washington.  Obama wanted it to be a 3.4, but the Republicans wanted a 5.8, so he compromised.

@friedmanjon: Earthquake jokes are so 2:30.

@robhuebel: East Coast earthquake OR…  Arby’s guerrilla marketing campaign for its new “Ball-bustin’ Shakes”?

@robdelaney: Devastated to fine out that my Uncle Jeremy, who lived near the quake’s epicenter, was found alive and unharmed (he’s a rapist).

@RealGilbert: New Report… East Coast suffers an Earthquake.  Japan is laughing its ass off.

@AaronKaro: “Earthquake shmearthquake” – from everyone in LA

@pattonoswalt: Not to panic anyone in NYC, but a screaming John Cusack just drove by in a limo that was missing a door.

@JudahWorldChamp: Sorry for the earthquake NYC, I just did a couple of intense jumping jacks.

@mikescollins: Ugh!!!!  I thought we were gonna die so I started running around the office naked!!!  Is anyone hiring?

@pareene: I think Chris Christie just jumped into the race…

@unknown: Sorry about the earthquake.  Mexican food last night…

@Supajoe: This east coast earthquake is obviously divine retribution for Jersey Shore

@Jose313: Mother Nature is pissed at congress .. so it had to shake things up

@Bronk: F!, its only like half an hour and I had already finished its 15 day supply of emergency food aid

@RuwaydaMustafah: you know its dependence on Twitter, when you tweet “Earthquake OMG” instead of looking out the door.

@ChuckWendig: After the earthquake, I threw a chair in my front window and stole my TV. Mistakes were made.

@TheFakeCNN: Republicans and Democrats have accused each other of the earthquake.

@The_Analyst: So let’s evaluate NYC earthquake evacuation logic:  MINOR quake, so everyone stand on crowded streets between big buildings with nowhere to run.

@unsilent: nice to know that cell phones in DC will be immediately overwhelmed in the event of an actual emergency.

@OldHossRadbourn: Oh no, the most self-important part of the planet was just struck by an earthquake.

@unsilent: I’m not advocating insurance fraud, but now would be a good time to give your old TV a little nudge.

@BreakingNews: Sorry you spilled your chai latte.  Text 90999 to donate $1 to the victims of the U.S. East Coast earthquake.

@NickSaglimbeni: Today, the East Coast has officially lost its right to tease Californians who can’t drive in the rain.

@RealGilbert: The East Coast had an Earthquake.  Hopefully Sting will do a charity concert.

@levarburton: Dear East Coast quake survivors welcome to our world… Love, The West Coast.

@bytemonkey: If the East Coast starts having more earthquakes, it’d only be fairplay that the West Coast starts getting some serious hurricane action.



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