Earthquake Aftershocks

August 23, 2011 by USA Post 

Earthquake AftershocksEarthquake Aftershocks, An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred south of Washington DC on Tuesday around 13:50 did you feel afraid? An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck Mineral, Virginia, about 80 miles southwest of Washington, DC, at 1:51 pm Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and many along the coast Middletown this and have reported feeling tremors.

Emergency services in the city have been receiving a barrage of calls from the earthquake tremors. Authorities say its replicas.

Heather Tolley-Bauer of Middletown felt the quake. “I was giving [my son] Reid a bath when I felt the vibration. But honestly, I have a
Large number of trucks on my street landscaping and today is trash day, so I’m so used to big trucks shaking my house, I thought it was. I
In fact, Reid said, “Wow! That was a great passing truck.”

Viktoria Sundqvist, editor of the Middletown Press, located in the main market street, he says, ‘breathe in The Middletown Press. I had just got off the elevator and someone said,’ did you feel that? First I said ‘ no ‘, then I saw the lights hanging round and it seemed that the walls of the office cubicle on the fourth floor is moved back and fourth and things hit a little, then it’s over. ”

“We did not realize what it was until I got an alert from The Associated Press on the phone about the earthquake.”

Sundqvist says employees on the sixth floor of the building were evacuated.

Connecticut has had 137 earthquakes between 1668 and 2007, according to the Consortium of Northeast States Emergency.

A Facebook page has been created for people to share their experience.

No damages have not been reported in the city or state, officials said. Employees of some local manufacturers evacuated their buildings after feeling the waves.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a statement late Tuesday.

“The movement of people in Connecticut meaning associated with the earthquake that originated in Virginia. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection staff at the Emergency Operations Center as a precaution, but right now, there has been reports of injuries or damage, “Dannel Malloy said the governor in a statement Tuesday.

U.S. Today has an update that run in the quake that was felt throughout the East Coast. The report says JFK was closed and evacuated the Pentagon.

The incident occurred about 1:50 pm Details are scarce at the moment, but Twitter is the illumination from the reports of tremors in Fredericksburg, King George, and Manassas, Virginia, among others.

The tremors sent people running into the streets near the headquarters of Forbes Street Fredericksburg patch.

Emergency officials in the region are still investigating to determine the extent of the damage.

In response to the earthquake and tremors as a result of the American Red Cross has published a fact sheet on preparing for and responding to earthquakes. A PDF version in English and Spanish fact sheet is up.

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