1.8 magnitude earthquake rattles D.C. areaWTOP
There was a tremor around 1:30 p.m. (USGS), but I didn’t feel it in Tysons.

The earthquake measured 1.8 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was 1 mile west southwest of Annandale (38.828°N, 77.234°W), the U.S. Geological Survey says.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 1:30 p.m.

In an advisory to federal agencies, FEMA’s Operations says that the National Earthquake Information Center is reporting the D.C. area experienced rumblings equivalent to a magnitude 2 to 3 earthquake.

The rumblings rattled parts of Northern Virginia – including Vienna, Falls Church, Annandale and Baileys Crossroads – around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

There were also reports that this may have been due to blasting at Ft. Belvoir (Metroblogging DC), but it seems that is not the case.

I remember feeling the December 9, 2003 (USGS) magnitude 4.5 quake.

Author: WFY

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