UPDATE: Earthquake felt in Potter County, PA

UPDATE: The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that centered northwest of Richmond, VA. The quake is said to have been 3.7 miles deep. The earthquake could be felt as far as Rhode Island and southern New York state.

The White House, Pentagon and parts of the Capitol were evacuated after the quake sent tremors through buildings there.

UPDATE: The Pentagon is reportedly being evacuated at this time as reports of an earthquake in Washington, D.C. are coming in. Initial reports indicate the epicenter may have been in close proximity to the Washington area.

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Reports of an earthquake felt in Potter County are pouring in. Other reports indicate an earthquake has taken place near the Philadelphia area.

CoudyNews.com is working to obtain official confirmation, including a possible epicenter. This article will be updated once information is available.


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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    we felt it in Bedford County around 2:00pm

  2. James Colwell says:

    The earthquake was centered between Charlotte and Richmond Virgina

  3. gloria scaltz says:

    we felt it at 1:52 in centre county state college area

  4. Michelle Ormsby says:

    We felt it here in Hornell,N.Y. Around 2pm

  5. Anonymous says:

    it was felt in Coudersport, shook my lamps

  6. Anomymous says:

    Felt it 3 miles up Sartwell Creek Rd., right on edge of Potter and McKean counties.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Drill baby drill. Who gives a frack about a few earthquakes.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Right so now it was the drillers fault? Please.

  9. Thomas says:

    I do believe this is a result of fracking. How do you expect to fracture the earth below us and not cause earthquakes?

  10. A MOM says:

    May or may not be a result of fracking. It should certainly be investigated.

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