An earthquake that hit the east coast of America today caused little damage but unleashed a tidal wave of wit across Twitter.

The 5.8-magnitude quake’s epicentre was in rural Virginia, but it was felt in Georgia, New York, Ohio, and even Canada.

Although the 15 seconds of tremors were pretty mild in earthquake-terms, Twitter users wasted no time in making their feelings known.

Here’s our pick of the best.

“Ugh! I thought we were gonna die so I started masturbating in the office! Is anyone hiring?!”
tweeted comedian mikescollins.

"I wonder when the churches are going to start blaming the earthquake on NY's legalized gay marriage?"
said ex ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass.

“That was no earthquake kids. That was God himself shaking his head at the Will and Jada news,”
tweeted ditzkoff.

"Clearly, this is a sign God wants more budget cuts and austerity. #kidding #butsomeonewillsaythat,"
said Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington.

“Did anyone I have a crush on’s husband or boyfriend die in the quake? DM me,” wrote robdelaney.

“Oh god. What did you do to her?” asked DannyZuker in response to Chris Brown’s tweet: “Pray for Virginia.”

"Breaking News: Earthquake shakes Obama back to the left," was filmmaker Albert Brooks response.

“Text ‘You spilled your Chai latte” to 90999 to donate $1 to victims of the US East Coast earthquake,” said Yuckybot.

“Can someone interview a tattoo artist who was working during the #earthquake, or someone who was getting a tattoo? I'd read that story,” tweeted JazzmenTynes.

Even the Bronx Zoo Cobra piped up, tweeting: "The earthquake today did no damage to the Reptile House. It remains entirely intact. Unfortunately."

Seen any other good ones?