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Infographic: Earthquake Shakes Northeastern US

2011 Northeast Earthquake Infographic
(Image: © Karl Tate, Live Science Infographic Artist)

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake ruptured in Virginia today with an epicenter that was 41 miles (66 kilometers) northwest of from Richmond, Va., and 83 miles (134 km) southwest of Washington, D.C. The shaking was felt for hundreds of miles around, as far away as Toronto, New York City, Chicago and Atlanta.