About 10 minutes until 11 am pacific time, an earthquake struck Washington DC. I was listening to Thom Hartmann live at the time. Hartmann does his show from DC and we are getting word that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia. It was felt as far away as New York.
They are saying it was 3.7 miles deep. That is fairly shallow which makes destruction more likely.
The magnitude was upgraded to 5.9 but MSNBC and some other outlets are claiming it was actually a 6.0 magnitude quake. Each tenth of a point it goes up is significant.