3:00pm (EST) – Reached by email, Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper said that there had been no reports of any damage from the earthquake. “Our office has answered NUMEROUS calls, but mostly folks simply wanting to know what happened” Roper said. “As of this minute, we have no reports of damage, or no physical injuries.”
2:27 pm (EST) – Reached by phone on Tuesday afternoon, the manager of Sweet Creations, a restaurant in Mineral, Virginia, said that customers in his shop “felt the earthquake pretty good.”
“It felt like a 5.9 earthquake, things were really a shakin’ here for a bit” the man, who declined to give his name, said. “But I can’t talk because I’m really busy right now. I can’t get to my customers because people keep calling to ask what the earthquake felt like.”
2:09pm (EST) – The Washington Post is reporting that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake “rattled” Washington DC this afternoon. According to the U.S Geological Survey the quake was centered near the town of Mineral, Virginia.
1:53 pm (EST) – A significant tremor shook the ground in the northeastern section of Clarke County, Virginia at 1:53pm this afternoon.
The tremor lasted for approximately 45 seconds and caused small items to shake back and forth. Window panes also rattled.