Earthquake Affects Eastern United States, Parts of Midwest; Temblor Has Reported Preliminary Magnitude Of 5.9; PP Blog’s Floor Started To Shake, But No Apparent Damage
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 is resulting in reports of shaking from Washington, D.C., southward to North Carolina, northward to New York and westward to Ohio in the Midwest.
The PP Blog is produced from a location within the shaking zone and uses a service within a second area of the zone to enable publishing. Several minutes ago — with Maddy the Wonder Puppy in our lap as we were typing — our office floor began to shake. This lasted for only a brief time, and did not appear to have caused any structural damage or a loss of critical publishing services.
Preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey say the quake was centered about 4 miles SSE of Louisa, Va., and approximately 83 miles SW of Washington.