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Published:August 23rd, 2011 15:14 EST
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Breaking News: Huge Earthquake Felt In Detroit, New York, Ohio, Virginia, DC

By Robert Paul Reyes

I was born and raised in San Francisco, and I survived the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. In 2000 I moved to a small town in Virginia, and I thought I would never again experience the horrible feeling of the ground shaking underneath my feet.

Shortly before two o`clock this afternoon, I felt the all too familiar sensation of the Earth shaking. Not again I thought, as I ran outside my house. 

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A few of my neighbors also ran out of their homes, and they incredulously asked each other of if it was an earthquake. I told them that I was from San Francisco, and that we had just experienced a temblor.

The quake was felt all over the east coast, and preliminary reports indicate it was a 6.0 quake. The pentagon and the Capital building have been evacuated.

The SOP will keep you abreast of the latest developments.

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