Earthquake In Md

July 16, 2010 by staff 

Earthquake In Md:(Washington Post) — U.S. Geological Survey at magnitude 3.6 earthquakecentered Montgomery County at 5:04 am Friday. The epicenter was in Gaithersburg near I-270 and Route 124 (39 145 ° N, 77 222 ° W), the USGS said in a preliminary finding. Its depth was 3.1 miles.

Authorities in the District and Montgomery and Arlington counties, said there were no initial reports of damage. However, many residents were dialing 911 to report the rumor.

Mike Blanpied, a geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, will be online Friday, July 16, at 11 am ET to discuss the earthquake.

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