The earthquake centered in the Washington, D.C. area today was strong enough to be felt in Portland, Maine, according to one Twitterite. More serious reports of damage are coming in from around the city, although I've only seen one claim of injury, from the Prince George's County Police Department:
Injury Report: 1 person diving for cover at DuVal HS during #earthquake was transported for a head injury. #DCQuake
(Keep current with every ort of Virginia earthquake news at WJLA's live blog.)
Here's the Ecuadorian embassy at 15th Street and Euclid. The shot was taken by William Neuheisel, who says:
Came home after the earthquake to find Euclid St, University Pl, and my back alley closed off. My neighbor, who was in the back alley at the time, didn't realize there was an earthquake, and thought maybe they were knocking down the building with a construction crew.
This fun video comes from of Waldorf, Md., whose pool suddenly developed tides (or a seiche?) when the quake hit at 1:51 p.m.:
And here's the shaky scene inside MacArthur beverages in Northwest D.C., near the reservoir:
But the most surprising story of the day? That might come from Pepcoland, where the utility is reporting no major outages. Pepco: Storm weak, but earthquake resistant