An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Tuesday near the nation’s capital and sent shock waves up and down the East Coast, with some people saying they even felt the quake in metro Atlanta.
According to CNN, there were no immediate reports of injuries, and only minor damage to buildings.
The quake, which struck at 1:51 p.m., was shallow — just 3.7 miles deep — and was located 83 miles southwest of Washington and 41miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia.
A number of other buildings were evacuated, as far away as North Carolina and New York. Washington’s National Cathedral reported three five- to eight-foot pinnacles had broken from the central tower. The building was evacuated and closed to the public.
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