5.9 earthquake hits U.S., originating from Virginia

Aug. 23, 2011 at 2:20 PM

A 5.9 earthquake hit the U.S. at around 1:55 p.m. EST, reportedly originating from Mineral, Va., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which was 3.7 miles deep according to the USGS, was felt across the country, from Washington, D.C. and New York City to North Carolina. Buildings were evacuated across the east coast, including the Pentagon. More as the story develops.

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