Photos: 5.9 Earthquake In Virginia Felt All Over East Coast

5.9 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Hits East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Traffic sits stopped at the New Jersey bound entrance to the Holland tunnel on August 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
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Children in a crib are walked across Bor
Children in a crib are walked across Bor
Children in a crib are walked across Boradway in Lower Manhattan in New York August 23, 2011 as buildings were evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A.CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers stand in Foley Square park Augus
Workers stand in Foley Square park Augus
Workers stand in Foley Square park August 23, 2011 in New York after an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the New York area causing the evacuation of buildings. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
<> on August 23, 2011 in New York City.
Children in a crib are walked across Bor
Children in a crib are walked across Bor
Children in a crib are walked across Boradway in Lower Manhattan in New York August 23, 2011 as buildings were evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A.CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A man takes a photo of a Parks Police he
A man takes a photo of a Parks Police he
A man takes a photo of a Parks Police helicopter inspecting the Washington Monument shortly after an earthquake struck Washington, DC August 23, 2011.One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A law enforcement officer is using a meg
A law enforcement officer is using a meg
A law enforcement officer is using a megaphone to communicate with the people gathered for safety in a garden in Lower Manhattan after an earthquake in Virginia was felt in New York on August 23, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers stand in Foley Square park Augus
Workers stand in Foley Square park Augus
Workers stand in Foley Square park August 23, 2011 in New York after an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the New York area causing the evacuation of buildings. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
People use pay telephones August 23, 201
People use pay telephones August 23, 201
People use pay telephones August 23, 2011 in Lower Manhattan, New York after an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the New York area causing the evacuation of buildings. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Washington Monument-Washington DC
A Parks Police helicopter inspects the Washington Monument shortly after an earthquake struck Washington, DC August 23, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A man talks to his son his cell phone as
A man talks to his son his cell phone as
A man talks to his son his cell phone as evacuation cribs are pushed down Braodway in Lower Manhattan in New York August 23, 2011 as buildings were evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A.CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Parks Police helicopter inspects the W
A Parks Police helicopter inspects the W
A Parks Police helicopter inspects the Washington Monument shortly after an earthquake struck Washington, DC August 23, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People use their cellphones after an ear
People use their cellphones after an ear
People use their cellphones after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
A policewoman directs people to evacuate
A policewoman directs people to evacuate
A policewoman directs people to evacuate the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman stands in Foley Square park Augu
A woman stands in Foley Square park Augu
A woman stands in Foley Square park August 23, 2011 in New York after an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the New York area causing the evacuation of buildings. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
People evacuate the courthouse after an
People evacuate the courthouse after an
People evacuate the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
People stand in a street August 23, 2011
People stand in a street August 23, 2011
People stand in a street August 23, 2011 in Lower Manhattan, New York after an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the New York area causing the evacuation of buildings. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
<> on August 23, 2011 in New York City.
Children in a crib are walked across Bor
Children in a crib are walked across Bor
Children in a crib are walked across Boradway in Lower Manhattan in New York August 23, 2011 as buildings were evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A.CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
<> on August 23, 2011 in New York, United States.
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Restaurant workers wait on Wall Street after a 5.9 earthquake struck on August 23, 2011 in New York, United States. The epicenter of the 5.9 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
People use their cellphones outside the
People use their cellphones outside the
People use their cellphones outside the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Hits East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People stand at the intersection of Varick and Canal Sts. after tremors from a 5.9 earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The epicenter was located in near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
A law enforcement officer is using a meg
A law enforcement officer is using a meg
A law enforcement officer is using a megaphon to communicate with the people gathered for safety in a garden in Lower Manhattan after an earthquake in Virginia was felt in New York on August 23, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
People gather outside the Smithsonian Mu
People gather outside the Smithsonian Mu
People gather outside the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History shortly after an earthquake struck Washington, DC August 23, 2011. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Office workers stand on a street in New
Office workers stand on a street in New
Office workers stand on a street in New York after an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the New York area causing the evacuation of buildings. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
People evacuate the courthouse after an
People evacuate the courthouse after an
People evacuate the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit:  NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
People use their cellphones (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
People evacuate the courthouse after an
People evacuate the courthouse after an
People evacuate the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers stand in Foley Square park Augus
Workers stand in Foley Square park Augus
Workers stand in Foley Square park August 23, 2011 in New York after an earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the New York area causing the evacuation of buildings. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York.The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground.The disruption to cell phone services in the hour after the quake added to the sense of panic in a country preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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