According to the U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones, the public should be prepared for a series of damped shocks — avtoshokov, which will be felt for the next two hours. She also did not rule out that the old buildings in the epicenter can be substantial damage. Residents advised to stay out until the engineering survey of buildings.
In addition, experts have warned of a possible breakout of gas pipelines.
Recall, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred on the U.S. East Coast in the U.S. state of Virginia at 21:51 MSK. Previously reported that the quake had been evacuated the Capitol and the Pentagon. The epicenter was located 15 kilometers from the town of Mineral in Virginia and is 139 kilometers from the U.S. capital Washington. In addition, the tremors were felt in Washington, New York and North Carolina. According to estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 12 million people living close to the epicenter, felt the tremors.