Airports Shut Down Following East Coast Earthquake

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., just before 2:00 PM today (8/23) and was felt as far north as Boston, and as far south as Atlanta.

As a precaution many public facilities, the Pentagon and the Capitol were evacuated, and some airports along the east coast corridor were temporarily closed, including Newark and JFK.