Friday, July 16, 2010

Washington DC Quake

A 3.6 earthquake shook the DC area this morning, the largest in the city's history. Many believed it to be a freight train, but apparently it was just a small earthquake at 5:04 am.

NBC News reported that the quake was felt in the D.C.-area, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Amy Vaughn, a spokeswoman for USGS, told NBC station WRC that the quake was the largest recorded within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of Washington since a database was created in 1974.
The last earthquake in the area was two years ago, a 2.0.

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