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Published August 23, 2011, 12:00 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Rare East Coast Earthquake


Tony Williams surveys damage at his Mineral, Va. home after an earthquake struck Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Items in his home were knocked over and displaced, and the home suffered some structural damage after the most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to New England. The quake was centered near Mineral, a small town northwest of Richmond. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

  • Tony Williams surveys damage at his Mineral, Va. home after an earthquake struck Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Items in his home were knocked over and displaced, and the home suffered some structural damage after the most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to New England. The quake was centered near Mineral, a small town northwest of Richmond. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport Police stop travelers from entering Terminal A, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, as the airport's fire department checks for damage after an earthquake in the Washington area. A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
  • Debris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store in Mineral, Va., a small town northwest of Richmond near the earthquake's epicenter, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
  • A video terminal displays the status of flights departing Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after an earthquake in the Washington area. A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2008 file photo, school children practice their "drop, cover and hold" technique, as they participate in the "Great Southern California Shakeout" earthquake drill, based on the hypothetical scenario of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, at the Altadena Christian Children's Center in Altadena, Calif. The reaction to the East Coast earthquake triggered mockery from the seismically active West Coast, where similar-sized quakes happen on a regular basis and rarely become a national media obsession. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)