A strong earthquake occurred in the U.S. Capitol and Congress evacuated + photos

Evacuated the Capitol and the Pentagon

It is reported by the U.S. Geological Survey website. Reuters reported the evacuation of the Capitol and the Pentagon.

The epicenter of tremors recorded in 17.51 to UTC (21.51 MSK), located 15 kilometers from the town of Mineral in Virginia and is 139 kilometers from the U.S. capital Washington. Tremors were felt also in New York and North Carolina.

Aftershocks were recorded at a depth of 6 miles. No casualties or damage were reported.

Propulsion in Washington was 5.8, data destruction and deaths have been reported yet local media reported. As the correspondent of news, tremors began around 13.50 local time. The earthquake was evacuated part of a State Department official. Walls shook, the shelves falling objects. People ran out into the street and asked each other what was happening. Many initially thought that the tremors caused by roadworks.

"I saw that the walls of the house next door swung … On the East Coast (U.S.) are very rarely earthquake (for it) Welcome to California" — said one of the bystanders. However, according to television station Fox News, the evacuation was announced and in other state agencies — the Pentagon, the number of ministries and the Congress building. Congressmen and Senators are currently on vacation.

The last time the earthquake happened in Washington a year ago. While its magnitude was about 4 victims and destruction was not.

According to RIA Novosti.

Source: Voice of Russia.

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