Earthquake on the East Coast of the U.S. has led to a halt of two nuclear reactors in Virginia, told television channel Fox News.
Stop occurred automatically. To cool the storage of fuel used generators. Information about the damage at the plant have been reported, RIA "Novosti".
According to the newspaper VIEW, strong earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon were evacuated. The epicenter of tremors recorded in 17.51 to UTC (21.51 Moscow time), was located 15 kilometers from the town of Mineral, Virginia, and is 139 kilometers from the U.S. capital Washington.
Soon after this earthquake recorded in Washington came to New York, where I had to evacuate the number of multi-storey office buildings. Administration JFK Airport (New York) and Newark (New Jersey) in the eastern United States evacuated from tower controllers after the incident on Tuesday, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake, the airports are closed.