Earthquake rocks Washington area

Associated Press
File - In this Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, debris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Mineral, Va., a small town northwest of Richmond near the earthquake's epicenter. When the “Big One” rocked the East Coast one year ago, the earthquake centered on this rural Virginia town cracked ceiling tiles and damaged two local school buildings so badly that they had to be shuttered for good. Now as the academic year gets under way, students are reciting a new safety mantra: Drop, cover, and hold on.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as New York City. (AP)

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