5.8 Earthquake hits New York, DC, Virginia and Massachusetts

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken up the east coast as reported impact has been felt from Virginia to Massachusetts.  Corporate buildings in Boston were evacuated just before 2pm ET as the structures swayed. 

The epicenter has been reported near Charlottesville, VA and government buildings in DC have also been evacuated.

It started as a small shutter and then continued for about 10 seconds.  Movements have been reported as far north as Rhode Island.

Reports from other cities are funneling in and we’ll keep you updated on the impact.  Many buildings remain evacuated in major cities as after-shocks are expected.  Authorities are urging those in old or brick buildings to seek shelter elsewhere. 

We will keep this article updated as the news breaks throughout the remainder of the day.

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