Virginia quake shakes buildings from D.C. to Boston

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Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) — A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Richmond, Virginia, rocking buildings from Washington to Boston and causing office workers in New York City to rush into the street.

Reverberations were felt as far west as Columbus, Ohio, after the quake hit at 1:51 local time today, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its website.

Mobile phone service was spotty in New York City and Washington, and the Federal Aviation Administration halted some flights into John F. Kennedy Airport.

Full story: Virginia 5.8 Quake Shakes Buildings From D.C. to Boston – Businessweek.