A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama was vacationing. It was also felt as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated as were various buildings in New York and other East Coast cities. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Click ahead for scenes from the moments following the earthquake.
Posted 23 Aug 2011