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6.0 Quake Hits U.S. East Coast

Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 02:02 PM

WASHINGTON - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to Boston on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was initially reported at 5.8 magnitude.

The Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building in Washington were evacuated, witnesses said.

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