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5.8 earthquake in Virginia felt across Ohio

5:38 PM, Aug 23, 2011   |    comments
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The Associated Press reports that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., at 1:53 p.m. today shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City and as far south as Florida.

MSNBC is also reporting that the earthquake registered at 5.8.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C.

Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County.

Callers to the Channel 3 newsroom say they felt it in Pepper Pike, Stow, Lakewood, Fairlawn, Akron and Beachwood. Fans at the Cleveland Indians-Seattle Mariners game at Progressive Field said they felt the tremor.

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Employees inside the Channel 3 building felt it swaying.

Stay with wkyc.com and Channel 3 News for further updates.

WKYC-TV/The Associated Press/MSNBC

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