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An East Coast Earthquake, Quantified

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 23 2011

Virginia earthquake response map via USGS.gov

It's been less than an hour since an estimated 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook up the East Coast with an epicenter about 27 miles east of Charlottesville, Va., and already 1,427 people have logged on to the USGS website to report where they were and how strongly they felt the quake.