Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake Hits Virginia, 5.8 on Richter Scale

An Earthquake has struck, reportedly near Mineral, Virginia, registering 5.8 on the Richter Scale. Your humble blogger felt the quake here at the Law School in Williamsburg, where the building swayed a little. It felt as though a large truck was driving in the roof.


Friends report that the quake was also felt in Arlington, Virginia and Middleburg, Virginia.

Update number 2:

The Wall Street Journal reports that the quake was felt in Manhattan, New York.

Update number 3:

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake registered 5.9, not 5.8 as initially reported. The quake was centered 4 miles SW of Mineral, Virginia, 4 miles SSE of Louisa, Virginia, and 41 miles NW of Richmond.

Update number 4:

CBS News reports that the White House and the Pentagon have been evacuated.

Update number 5:

The Chicago Tribune reports that the earthquake was felt in Toronto and Boston.