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Minor earthquake rattles Washington area

Minor earthquake rattles Washington area

A minor earthquake shook residents awake in the Washington, D.C., area early Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damaged.
The quake hit at 5:04 a.m. EDT (0904 GMT) and had a magnitude of 3.6. It was centered in the Rockville, Maryland, area said Randy Baldwin, a physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center.
On the U.S. Geological Survey's website, people as far away as Pennsylvania and West Virginia reported feeling the quake.
Lucille Baur, public information officer for the Montgomery County Police Department, said the department received a lot of calls from people wondering what had happened.
Baur said her husband woke up when the quake struck.
"At first he thought it was a big truck going through," she said. "He felt the house shake and the windows rattle a little bit."


Updated : 2021-04-14 18:07 GMT+08:00