Aug 23, 2011 11:45 AM
Washington, D.C. and New York City just got a little taste of California life.
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck central Virginia at 1:53 p.m. ET, the strongest one felt on the Eastern seaboard in many years. The center was located in Mineral, VA, a small town about 92 miles southwest of D.C.
The quake was reportedly felt as far west as Ohio, south as North Carolina and north as Toronto, Canada. No major injuries or damage have been reported out of D.C., though the Pentagon, Capitol and many buildings downtown were evacuated, according to Reuters.
Celebrities, news outlets and residents have been Facebooking and Tweeting up a storm, alerting people to the news. Marlboro, New York-native Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Tweeted, "Omg earthquakeeeee."
See who else Tweeted after the jump.