Quake shakes East Coast, including Brunswick County

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By Laura Lewis, Reporter

 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.

Shelly Strider posted on Facebook she felt the tremor “just a bit. I thought it was the wind.”

Brad Barth felt shaking at Roger Bacon Academy,

Donna Prince felt it in Supply.

Tammy Bullard Bellamy reported feeling a small vibration while sitting on her couch across from Holden Beach, and Bonnie Reynolds Leonard reported “lots of shaking” near Wrightsville Beach.

Carolyn McKellar Floyd and Cathy Williams Milstead felt shaking at Ocean Isle Beach, and Jimmy Miller felt it at Jim’s Car Care.

Another Facebook poster, Debra Sharar Frisco, lives in Hershey, Pa., where she said her building shook for more than five seconds.