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Pictures from the East Coast Earthquake

by / August 24, 2011

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck Tuesday, Aug. 23, in central Virginia was felt far and wide — from New York City to the Carolinas and west to Ohio.

The rare East Coast temblor prompted building evacuations, disrupted sporting events, and even shut down two nuclear reactors close to the epicenter. 

These photos show the reaction to the quake in Washington, D.C.