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Friday, September 2, 2011

Rare Washington, DC, earthquake touches 9/11 nerve

Tens of millions of people were jolted Tuesday by the strongest earthquake to strike the East Coast since World War II. The quake was felt as far north as Toronto, as far west as Indiana and Kentucky and as far south as Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.

News about the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Washington, D.C. on Tuesday and was felt in cities throughout the East coast exploded online, spreading rapidly via social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and

By Samantha Turner and Mark Schieldrop People across the eastern seaboard felt the ground sway under their feet today after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Virginia near the DC area. The earthquake was first reported as a 5.8 magnitude quake.

And with the nation's geosciences community having already scheduled a congressional lobbying day in Washington, DC, for Sept. 20, advocates for earthquake research and safety are pleased with their prospects. Continue Reading Text Size – + reset

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards. Earthquake Details. This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. 15 km (9 miles) S (179°) from Mineral, VA; 18 km (12 miles) SSE (154°) from Louisa, VA; 26 km (16 miles) ENE (58°) from Columbia, VA; 54 km (34 miles) NW (314°) from Richmond, VA; 139 km (87 miles) SW (214°) from Washington, DC. Location Uncertainty

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