A substantial earthquake rumbled through greater Hartford– and much of the Eastern Seaboard– this afternoon just before 2pm. The quake rattled buildings for over 5 seconds before subsiding. The same earthquake was experienced in and around New York at the same time, with early reports saying the rumbling lasted for close to a full minute.

Here on the East Coast, The Pentagon was also evacuated, as the magnitude 5.8 quake– centered just northwest of Richmond, VA– spread tremors up and down the Eastern Seaboard. JFK has also been temporarily closed as a result of the tremors in the New York area.

This all comes in the wake of a magnitude 5.3 quake in Colorado at 11:46pm MDT, the largest quake to strike that region in over 40 years.
For all the latest developments on the earthquake, visit our sister site, CBSConnecticut.com!


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