Earthquake felt in New York, New Jersey.

Posted: August 23, 2011 in News and Articles
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A rare earthquake rattled parts of New Jersey and New York several minutes ago, causing buildings to sway in cities, towns, streets and beaches across the region.

The earthquake was also felt in Virginia and Washington, D.C., according to television news reports.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries or structural damage, but the quake rattled nerves.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake was centered in central Virginia, and the Associated Press is reporting the quake was felt in Washington, New York City and North Carolina.

At a call center in Hauppauge, NY people reported that they were feeling sick, or dizzy before they realized everyone was experiencing the same “swaying” feeling.  Many people were shaken as they are experiencing an earthquake for the first time.

Please check back regularly for any updates.

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