The Reston area just experienced a rare earthquake, which shook buildings, cars and everything for a few brief moments just before 2 p.m.
The Reuters news service is reporting that an earthquake had struck Mineral, Va., and shook communities along the East Coast.
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck near Mineral, Va., which is about 83 miles from Washington, D.C.
Accounts on Twitter and social media show that people felt the temblor from Richmond up to New York City. No reports of damage yet, although some people in Northern Virginia reported that their cell phones had stopped working. Services seem to be working fine in Reston.
Here is a link to the USGS site with details about the earthquake:
Joan Morris, spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, told USAToday that there have been no reports of damage to roadways or bridges.