Ok. Seriously though. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake that just happened in America is quite unexpected. I don't know much about US geography, but from reports, it seems like the aftershocks went interstate. Thank God there appears to be no reports of death or injury. Just a lot of building and landscape damage.
And I didn't make up the scenario of Wall Street trading through the quake and aftershocks. From the abovelinked article:
Not everyone, however, was quite so terrified by the tremors. On Wall Street traders could be heard shouting: 'Carry on trading!' despite the shaking.
Update: checked with a friend in the US, and things aren't as bad as reported in the media. Classic sensationalistic journalism.