The Edmond Sun

August 23, 2011

Earthquake felt around the East Coast


CNHI News Service

CUMBERLAND, MD. — According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) a 5.9 magnitude was felt all along the East Coast around 1:51 Tuesday afternoon.

Area emergency centers said that they have been flooded with calls with reports. Many businesses around the area were evacuated. CNN reported that the quake was felt from Toronto, Canada down to Georgia. The earthquake also extended west to Detroit and Indianapolis.

The USGS reports that the epicenter was in Louisa, Va. and was only about .6 of a mile underground.

State Police at the McHenry barrack said that they felt the quake for about 5 seconds and that it felt like strong winds in the area, but that the ground was shaking.