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)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

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)