The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Virginia on Tuesday resonated up and down the East Coast as families checked to make sure loved ones were okay after such jarring occurrence for the region’s residents.

The quake also triggered plenty of reactions from local athletes — many of whom had never experienced such a powerful geological event — and naturally they were eager to share their thoughts on Twitter.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong just wanted to relish his first earthquake.

Yeah just my first earthquake. Let me bask in the moment “@WRob73 @MrArmstrong13 lol it’s just an earthquake”less than a minute ago via Plume Favorite Retweet ReplyAnthony Armstrong

Former Georgetown Hoyas basketball player Chris Wright has been tweeting up a storm of late, but Tuesday’s quake hit him with a cold hard dose of reality.

yo u cant do nothin when a earthquake hits. My 1st instinct wud be to run but that aint gonna do nufin lol.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet ReplyChris Wright

St. Louis Rams lineman Chris Long and former Redskin Andre Carter just wanted to make sure no one was harmed.

Hope everyone in the #DMV area is ok. Scary!!!!!! God bless.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet ReplyAndre Carter

But it was Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek provided the most informative tweet of the afternoon when he explained to all the confused people of Philly what exactly caused the seismic event.

Sorry Philadelphia. I dropped a dumbbellless than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet ReplyBrent Celek