East Coast Earthquake: 5.9 Quake Rocks NYC to Virginia: USGS [PHOTOS]

 
on August 23 2011 4:18 PM
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An earthquake rattled the East Coast shortly after 2pm EST on Tuesday. There are no initial reports of injuries or major damage in from the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook cities from Washington D.C., to New York and surrounding areas.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Mineral, Va., less than 20 miles away from a nuclear reactor.

 

East Coast Earthquake: 5.9 Quake Rocks NYC to Virginia: USGS  [PHOTOS]

People stand outside the Pentagon after and earthquake Reuters

East Coast Earthquake: 5.9 Quake Rocks NYC to Virginia: USGS  [PHOTOS]

People stand outside the Pentagon after and earthquake Reuters

East Coast Earthquake: 5.9 Quake Rocks NYC to Virginia: USGS  [PHOTOS]

People stand outside the Pentagon after and earthquake Reuters

East Coast Earthquake: 5.9 Quake Rocks NYC to Virginia: USGS  [PHOTOS]

Uniformed U.S. Secret Service Police officers guard Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House Reuters

East Coast Earthquake: 5.9 Quake Rocks NYC to Virginia: USGS  [PHOTOS]

A police officer orders evacuated workers away from a building after an earthquake shook the Washington area Reuters

East Coast Earthquake: 5.9 Quake Rocks NYC to Virginia: USGS  [PHOTOS]

Washington DC first responders speed through an intersection in Washington following a magnitude 5.9 earthquake Reuters

East Coast Earthquake

Employees of Inter-American Development Bank gather around in the median of New York Avenue REUTERS