Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake in the East

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake, centered in Virginia, southwest of Washington, D.C., occurred at 2:04pm EDT.

The quake was strongly felt in D.C. and as far away as central Pennsylvania.

VIA www.facebook.com/accuweather , the quake was felt as far away as Massachusetts.


  1. Had a good rattling here in Cleveland OH. I have never been in a quake before but I could tell right away what it was. I was surprised it was so far away. Big ones must be pretty unsettling (no pun intended)

  2. Page up on the blog for thoughts on how to prepare for aftershocks.


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