A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centred in Virginia, shook the entire East Coast on Tuesday afternoon.
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors along the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Office workers gathered on the sidewalk in downtown Washington moments after the quake. Picture Courtesy- AP
People who came out on the street after the quake looked up at a window that cracked on Market Street in Philadelphia. Picture Courtesy- AP
In Mineral, a town of about 500 people located four miles from the quake's center, residents reported extensive damage to items inside homes. Deborah Pettit, left, the Louisa County school superintendent, Richard Havasy, a county supervisor, center, and Brian Huffman, a school board member, surveyed the damage to Louisa County High School after the quake in Mineral.
While there were only limited reports of damage, the breadth of the quake rattled nerves along the East Coast. Children were evacuated from the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York. Picture Courtesy- AP
In Washington, the tremor caused strong shaking in the Capitol, which was quickly evacuated for a structural evaluation. Chandeliers swayed and one short burst shook the centuries-old building. Picture Courtesy- New York Times
Residents of Red Hook West House in Brooklyn looked at the damage to the building's water tower in Red Hook, Brooklyn, on Tuesday. Part of the structure holding the water tower collapsed, and hundreds of bricks fell on its rooftop. Residents were evacuated but no one was injured. Picture Courtesy- New York Times