Reactions To The Quake

5.9 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Hits East Coast
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: Staff and employees from the Australian Embassy to the United States rally around a designated point outside their building after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast August 23, 2011 in Washington, United States. 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 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People gather outside of their buildings in lower Manhattan after being evacuated following an earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. 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 Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People gather outside of their buildings in lower Manhattan after being evacuated following an earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. 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 Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People gather outside of their buildings in lower Manhattan after being evacuated following an earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. 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 Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Police officers keep watch outside an evacuated Manhattan courthouse after an earthquake rattled the city on August 23, 2011 in New York City. 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 Mario Tama/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)
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)
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 check their phones while standing
People check their phones while standing
People check their phones while standing in the street 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 in downtown Washington and caused anxious evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Suzanne Beatty comforts her son Quentin Beatty, 7, on a street in TriBeCa 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)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Suzanne Beatty comforts her son Quentin Beatty, 7, on a street in TriBeCa 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)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Suzanne Beatty comforts her son Quentin Beatty, 7, on a street in TriBeCa 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)
A policeman looks on as people wait to b
A policeman looks on as people wait to b
A policeman looks on as people wait to be let back into 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)
5.8  Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: A helicopter flies closely to the Washington Monument to survey its exterior for damage after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the east coast August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. Police officers said that unidentified material had fallen off the Washington Monument as a result of the earthquake. All the monuments and buildings along the National Mall have been evacuated and closed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
5.8  Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: A news ticker in Times Square comments on an earlier earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The epicenter of the 5.8 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 Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 23: The spires of the Washington National Cathedral are seen on August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. According to reports the church suffered minor damage to several spires. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located in near Louisa in central Virginia. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.9 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 23: The spires of the Washington National Cathedral are seen on August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. According to reports the church suffered minor damage to several spires. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located in near Louisa in central Virginia. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 23: A car parked in front of the Embassy of Ecuador suffered damaged from falling bricks during a 5.8 earthquake that struck the Eastern United States on August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. Reports indicate only minor damage and injuries. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals
Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: Fans wait outside the gates before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. The opening of the gates has been delayed due to the earthquake in the Washington DC area earlier today. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: Drivers climb out of their cars to survey a traffic jam on 14th Street NW near the Ronald Reagan Building after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast August 23, 2011 in Washington, United States. The quake, centered near Miner, Virginia, rattled states from Maine to North Carolina but produced no serious injuries or damage. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: A driver climbs out of his cars to survey a traffic jam on 14th Street NW near the Ronald Reagan Building after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast August 23, 2011 in Washington, United States. The quake, centered near Miner, Virginia, rattled states from Maine to North Carolina but produced no serious injuries or damage. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority trains run at 15 mph as tracks were being inspected for damage after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. Public transportation and vehicle traffic was congested as people headed home early after the quake hit the nation's capital. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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