Shortly before 2 PM, a 5.8 earthquake hit Mineral, Virginia, affecting Washington, DC, Maryland and the Eastern seaboard. The Pentagon, the Capitol Building and other buildings across the city were evacuated. DCs workforce emptied into the parks and plazas around the area. Details of the earthquake are forthcoming.

  • Always feel so bad for those caught in an earthquake. There is so little time to prepare or grab what IS prepared in the hurry to get to safety. The best thing is to have a survival kit IN the basement or cellar.