5.9 magnitude earthquake felt across the Carolinas | Environment
An earthquake hit the Virginia region about 1:51 pm. and was felt throughout North Carolina -- and as far south as Savannah, GA.
The earthquake was centered in Virginia about 34 miles northwest from Richmond and was a 5.9 magnitude. (Original reports put it at 5.8 strength)
The Pentagon was evacuated at just afterward and the US Capitol was also being cleared.
In the WBTV building near downtown Charlotte, the earthquake shook the building and desks for nearly 10 seconds.
A nurse in Mercy Hospital in Charlotte told a WBTV anchor that the multi-story building shook noticeably.
Dozens upon dozens of reports from throughout the region of Charlotte were called into the WBTV newsroom.
To read more about the earthquake felt throughout the region, click here!
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