8/23/11

BREAKING: Earthquake in Virginia - Pentagon Evacuated

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Magnitude 5.8 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)



Date-Time Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 17:51:03 UTC


Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:51:03 PM at epicenter



Location 37.875°N, 77.908°W


Depth 6 km (3.7 miles) set by location program


Region VIRGINIA


Distances 15 km (9 miles) S (179°) from Mineral, VA


18 km (12 miles) SSE (154°) from Louisa, VA


26 km (16 miles) ENE (58°) from Columbia, VA


54 km (34 miles) NW (314°) from Richmond, VA


139 km (87 miles) SW (214°) from Washington, DC



Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available


Parameters NST= 17, Nph= 17, Dmin=59.5 km, Rmss=0.33 sec, Gp=173°,


M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=1


Source West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS



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