Earthquake Hits Washington!2:35 pm - 08/23/2011
5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast
An earthquake sent tremors from the nation’s capital to New York City
Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.8 magnitude
earthquake based in Virginia.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
It is not clear how far the earthquake spread, but tremors were felt
throughout New York City office buildings and as far north as Concord,
The streets of downtown Washington filled with thousands of people on
Tuesday afternoon as buildings from the capital to the White House were
A mild shake and tremble could be felt shortly before 2 pm. The movement
lasted no more than 30 seconds in downtown Washington.
Fire alarms sounded throughout the downtown business district in
Washington on an otherwise bright and sunny afternoon. There were no
obvious signs of damage or disruption.
Who felt it?