A 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred 41 miles northwest of Richmond, VA shortly before 2 p.m. today, with news reports saying tremors stretched from New England to metro Atlanta.
"This is major news—the White House and the Pentagon have been evacuated, and there are reports of interruption to infrastructure," Julian Gray, curator of the in Cartersville, said in a news release. "This event is unfolding as I write this."
Gray called earthquakes within continents "very rare" where there are no known major faults, "but they do occasionally happen."
The attached photos are of the seismic waves from the earthquake recorded at Tellus, as well as a 5.3 magnitude earthquake recorded in Colorado overnight.
"It is highly unlikely that these events are related," Gray said.
Fredericksburg Patch is reporting .
Other Patch sites in the Washington area are reporting problems such as suspended train service and failed cellular service.
and in Maryland have videos of the aftermath, and here's a surveillance video from Parkville, MD.
The effects were felt up the East Coast, resulting in office workers evacuating buildings at least as far north as Boston.
People in Midtown Atlanta , Midtown Patch reports.
All five comments currently on the Douglasville Patch Facebook page admit to feeling nothing.
"I was eating at on Hwy 5. We didn't feel a thing," Priscilla Williams Wooten commented.
When the question was posed to Douglasville Patch Facebook fans, 'Did you feel the quake?' here's what they wrote:
Ann Giardelli Dugan: Not a thing.
Suzanne Caricari NO!!!!
Chantel Small We not close enough!