Sunday, January 17, 2016

3.0 magnitude earthquake 45 miles outside Washington DC


By: staff

POSTED:JAN 17 2016 03:58PM EST

UPDATED:JAN 17 2016 08:13PM EST

BOLIVAR, W.Va. - A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck just 45 miles outside Washington on Sunday afternoon. 

The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake began around 4 kilometers from Bolivar, West Virginia. 

Around 80 people reported feeling the seismic event, which occurred shortly after 2 p.m. 

Bolivar is located just under 25 miles from Leesburg, Virginia and around 64 miles from Washington.

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