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.