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Earthquake Hits America’s East Coast


An estimated 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast of the United States of America on Tuesday afternoon. The earthquake shook buildings in Virginia, North Carolina and even New England. The quake left many Americans frightened. The fact that the area was unaccustomed to earthquakes made it the more frightening.

The United States Geological Survey disclosed that the earthquake happened at 1:51 p.m. ET with an epicenter nine miles south of Mineral, Virginia and it had a depth of 1 km.

The biggest earthquake to strike the East Coast happened in the late 1800s in South Carolina, it was a magnitude 7 earthquake.

There were minimal reports of damage as at the time of filing this report.


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