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.

A U.S. Capitol Police officer directs a cyclist away from the Capitol building on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. All buildings downtown are evacuated Tuesday following a 5.9 earthquake whose epicenter was in Mineral, Va., east of Charlottesville, but whose effects could be felt up the entire Eastern seaboard, including Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A U.S. Capitol Police officer directs a cyclist away from the Capitol building on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. All buildings downtown are evacuated Tuesday following a 5.9 earthquake whose epicenter was in Mineral, Va., east of Charlottesville, but whose effects could be felt up the entire Eastern seaboard, including Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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