The Daily Telegraph is receiving multiple reports of rattled buildings and possible evacuations in the region as a result of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia minutes ago.
The earthquake was centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City, the Associatd Press reported.
According to a spokesperson with Mercer County 911 dispatch, calls were coming in from throughout the county claiming to have felt shaking from the quake. Dispatch reported the first calls came from Federal Street in Bluefield where administrators decided to evacuate the Wells Fargo building as a precaution. According to dispatch, the last reports of shaking came in from Circle Drive in Princeton.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 3.7 miles deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. The quake was in Mineral, Va., in Louisa County.
More to come.