AP - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia has been felt across Pennsylvania, with people from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and even in Somerset County experiencing shaking buildings and slight tremors.
No immediate reports of damage or injuries were reported during the brief wave Tuesday just before 2 p.m. but in some cities, people have left their office buildings.
Harrisburg, parts of the fourth and floors of the State Capitol were evacuated and one staffer, Bill Longworth, told The Associated Press that he was sitting at his desk, felt the shaking and had the “oddest feeling.”
He said the shaking got progressively bigger and then just stopped.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York city.
More details will be released when they become available.