A 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Virginia promoted the evacuation of government and non-governmental buildings in nearby Washington D.C. causing some minor damage but no injuries.
The quake shook up people as far away as New York City where the airports were temporarily shut down to check the structural integrity of the control towers. Several Manhattan skyscrapers were evacuated as well to check for damage to building foundations.
In Middletown, New Jersey a store full of salespeople and customers escaped injury when a portion of the interior ceiling came tumbling down. Firefighters and building inspectors evacuated the store while checking its integrity as well.