5.8 earthquake rocks East Coast

Office workers scramble out of buildings after a 5.8-magnitude tremor, centered near Richmond, shook the Washington area.

People react to a 5.9 earthquake in Rosslyn, Va, Tuesday, August 23, 2011, which struck at around 2pm EST, with an epicenter outside of Richmond, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

People react to a 5.9 earthquake in Rosslyn, Va, Tuesday, August 23, 2011, which struck at around 2pm EST, with an epicenter outside of Richmond, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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