Quake rocks Washington DC area — 5.9-magnitude epicenter only 12 miles from Virginia nuke plant

Published: August 23rd, 2011 at 3:01 pm ET
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Quake rocks Washington area, felt on East Coast, AP, August 23, 2011:

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass [...]

It was centered near Louisa, Va., which is northwest of Richmond and south of Washington. [...]

The East Coast gets earthquakes, but usually smaller ones and is less prepared than California or Alaska for shaking. [...]

Published: August 23rd, 2011 at 3:01 pm ET
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