Earthquake shook New Jersey and New York

Tremors shook parts of New Jersey and New York, August 23 o'clock local time. Just tremors were felt in Virginia, North Carolina and Washington, DC, according to local news.

Has not yet received any information about the destroyed or damaged. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the magnitude of the earthquake epicenter, and he was in the central Virginia, was 5.9

Press secretary of the New City Hall Arkskoy Anna Torres has described what is happening: "My chair and desk suddenly started to shake closer to two o'clock in the afternoon, and the entire City Hall was evacuated as soon as possible"
The evacuation of employees from all buildings.

Professor Heidi Lieb said that he had never thought she could visit the epicenter of the earthquake, "We all ran out of the office, not knowing what is happening and what we do, we never trained for such situations, We had no idea that this could happen . Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes — we're just not ready for that sort of thing! "

According to the website of the United States Geological Survey 5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred at 13:51 on metsnomu time. The epicenter was located northwest of Richmond, Virginia, about halfway to Charlottesville.

"So far we have no information," said Kara Capelli, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey. "We just felt an earthquake here in DC"
In New Jersey, the earthquake happened before. A series of four attacks shocked Morris County in February 2009, the strongest of which was magnitude 3.0. From just a few strokes suffered Somerset in February 2010.
 
the original:nj.com

translation: Ecocollaps.ru

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