Brunswick County residents felt shaking from an earthquake that struck the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon.
The National Earthquake Information Center recorded a 5.9-magnitude tremor at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was about 27 miles east of Charlottesville and 34 miles southwest of Fredericksburg, Va.
The quake was felt in New York City and Washington, D.C., where thousands evacuated buildings, according to MSNBC.
The quake was felt at the Brunswick County Courthouse.
Local residents also reported feeling the quake.