A small, yet shocking earthquake, registered at 5.9 magnitude, sent shivers down people’s spines all the way from Ottawa, Canada to North Carolina as it hit the North American east coast.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake first caused shacking on the ground at 1:51 p.m. ET—now, the earthquake was fairly weak and, luckily, uneventful damage-wise it produced a lot of panic, mostly due to the more powerful shacking, despite the low magnitude.
The epicenter was registered 4 miles southwest of Mineral, Va, near Richmond, Va., just about 80 miles south of Washington, D.C, however the depth of the quake was only 0.6 miles which explains the afformentioned shacking.
No injuries or damages have so far been successful, despite the earthquake on the east coast, triggering mass hysteria reported. Verizon Wireless, “AT and T”, and Sprint said that their networks were overloaded when the earthquake to people crawling on the phone. Turning on twitter that are easily millions of earthquake reports in seconds was flooded, the speed of their cell phones.
After the earthquake, many buildings in major cities in the northeast is drained into the eyes of an impending possible after the shock and nuclear reactors at North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia, were automatically taken offline by security systems at the time of the earthquake.