6.0 Earthquake Hits Virginia, Washington, D.C.
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has hit the Washington, D.C. metro area, prompting the evacuation of the Pentagon.The quake hit at 1:51 p.m. EDT about 87 miles southwest of Washington D.C. and about 9 miles south of Mineral, Virginia.The shaking was felt as far away as New York City.Stay with News Channel 3 and KESQ.com for the latest on this developing story.
Magnitude 6.0 - VIRGINIA
2011 August 23 17:51:03 UTC
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)|
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 10.9 km (6.8 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=390, Nph=390, Dmin=57.9 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6