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magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck U.S. east coast

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck U.S. east coast on Tuesday afternoon and was felt in Washington D. C., New York City, North Carolina and even in Toronto, Canada.

The quake that lasted up to 45 seconds occurred at 1:51 p.m. local time (1751 GMT), 135 km southwest of U.S. capital Washington D.C., at a depth of six km, the United States Geological Survey ( USGS) reported on its website.

The quake was also felt as far away as Martha’s Vineyard, some 500 miles (800 kilometers) away, off the coast of Massachusetts, where President Barack Obama was playing golf during his vacation.

Earthquakes of magnitude 5.5 to 6 usually cause slight damage to buildings and other structures.

According to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), two nuclear reactors were automatically taken off-line near quake site in Virginia. NRC officials are assessing the situation and sending people to inspect the site.

full article at source:http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-08/24/c_131069755.htm

 

 

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I started this Blog to get out of my system the absolute rage that I have for the corrupt politicians and their Banker Buddies. I’m an ordinary guy, married with kids, and have firm opinions of what is right and what is wrong. I’m not afraid to say it even when it makes me unpopular. I reproduce news all manner of articles, but will always confirm the source of the articles; this is a compliment to the source of such news pieces. But if you do not agree with this and you are the original author, I will take down any article when requested to do so. I do not assume that the author of the news articles share with my views, I include news articles to give readers another slant to my views or to illustrate what the mainstream news media say on the relevant topic. The opinions expressed are my own but I do not accept liability for them, If I have offended you or made a factual error please put on record the truth by leaving a comment. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time...I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today. For the record I am currently an Independent political activist and am not affiliated to any political party

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