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D.C., N.Y. areas evacuate as quake felt across East

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Christopher Hartman works on the roof installing a tarp after an earthquake tore down parts of the chimney on his dad's office in Mineral, Va., Tuesday Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Scott K. Brown)

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Debris covers the isle at the Miller's mart food store in Mineral, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the area which was felt up and down the east coast.


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One of the spires, left, of the National Cathedral is seen missing following an earthquake in the Washington, Tuesday, Aug., 23.

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Cars are crushed under the debris that fell from a building complex near Old Courthouse Road in Vienna, Va.

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A helicopter flies closely to the Washington Monument to survey its exterior for damage after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the east coast August 23 in Washington, DC. Police officers said that unidentified material had fallen off the Washington Monument as a result of the earthquake. All the monuments and buildings along the National Mall have been evacuated and closed.

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Office workers gather on the sidewalk in downtown Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 23, moments after a 5.9 magnitude tremor shook the nation's capitol. The earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.

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A bride in her wedding dress runs from the courthouse in Lower Manhattan in New York August 23.

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Damage is seen on the street outside a library at Euclid and 15th Street NW where part of the roof crumbled during a 5.9 magnitude earthquake.

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Christopher Hartman works on the roof installing a tarp after an earthquake tore down parts of the chimney on his dad's office in Mineral, Va., Tuesday Aug. 23, 2011.

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Traffic sits stopped at the New Jersey bound entrance to the Holland tunnel after tremors from a 5.9 earthquake on August 23 in New York City.

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Children are evacuated from the Jacob K. Javits Federal building in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 23 after an earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va. was felt.

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Co-workers Susan Sproul, left, and Susan Davidson hug after evacuating from their building after an earthquake was felt in Baltimore, Tuesday, Aug. 23. Downtown office buildings were cleared and workers were waiting for clearance to re-enter. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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People who came out on the street after an earthquake look up at a window that cracked during the quake on Market Street in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Aug. 23.