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Folks on Twitter were reporting it being felt all the way in NYC. Data from USGS.

Image of corner of 13th and Penn post-quake, from @levyj413.

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Several reports say that the effects were felt in Virginia, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Connectitcut, Toronto, Boston, New York City, Ohio, and Maryland. Unconfirmed reports that it was felt in Colorado.

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My web stats log can confirm that it was indeed felt in Ohio, as a good third of requests came from that location.

@fednewsradio: Pentagon, @whitehouse, Capitol all briefly evacuated after earthquake. @NavyNews says Pentagon has now been deemed safe.

According to USGS, the magnitude was “greater than 5 on the Richter scale.”

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Epicenter was Virginia. Centered at 37.875°N, 77.908°W near the town of Jackson. Magnitude of 5.8.

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USGS details here.

Google Map link here.

J. McKinley posted first hand images of the “DC Earthquake Devastation.”

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Twitter wordcloud of the Quake, from the Daily Dot.

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A few minutes ago from TBD.com:

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Californians might sniff at D.C.’s reaction to this 5.9 earthquake, but the damage it caused was very real. The National Cathedral seems to have gotten the worst of it, with a Washington Business Journal reporter confirming that at least three pinnacles on the central tower have broken off.