There was a 5.9 earthquake centered in Virginia, that we felt in the GTA!

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centred in the state of Virgina, shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City, Toronto and Ottawa.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was 6 kilometres deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated.

The earthquake comes just one day after a massive earthquake struck Colorado, the largest in almost 40 years. That quake rattled hundreds of people near the New Mexico border and caused minor damage to a few homes.

The magnitude 5.3 earthquake was recorded at about 11:46 p.m. MDT Monday about nine miles southwest of Trinidad, Colo., and about 180 miles south of Denver, according to the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. The quake followed three smaller ones that hit the area earlier in the day.

The quake is the largest in Colorado since a magnitude 5.7 was recorded in 1973, U.S. Geological Service geophysicist Amy Vaughn said. That one was centred in the northwestern part of the state – about 50 miles north of Grand Junction, she said.

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Did you feel it? Where were you?  What did you think it was?