East Coast Earthquake Results in Capital Evacuation

August 23, 2011 09:31 AM

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake of a 5.8 magnitude, with an epicenter 90 miles southwest of Washington in Virginia on Tuesday. The Capitol building was also evacuated.

Shocks were felt in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston from the quake, which struck before 2 p.m.

The Pentagon was also evacuated, CNN reports.

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