Earthquake rocks Washington area

Associated Press
FILE - In this March 13, 2012, file photo, Eric Duvall, a cartographic technician with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geodetic Survey, measures elevation on the National Mall, with the Washington Monument in the backgroundin Washington. Government surveyors, in a report issued Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, have found that the Washington Monument did not sink further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake. The upper portion of the monument sustained several large cracks during the August 2011 quake, and it likely will be closed for repairs until 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, 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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