5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Virginia

The Virginia quake that shook buildings and scared citizens on the US East Coast early Tuesday afternoon was felt from Martha’s Vineyard, where President Obama was playing golf at a private country club, to as far south as Charleston, S.C.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an earthquake that was centered in Virginia but felt clearly in the nation's largest city didn't cause major damage or injuries.

Workers scrambled out of their buildings and emergency dispatchers struggled to keep up with calls from worried residents across Hampton Roads shortly before 2 p.m. after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the state and was felt as far away as New York City and Detroit.