Earthquake in Virginia Empties Center City Skyscrapers

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered 100 miles south of D.C. shakes the East Coast

Walking down 36 flights of stairs wasn’t in the Scoop’s workout regimen for this week, but after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast from North Carolina to Boston, he figured hanging around in the building as it swayed probably wasn’t the best idea. The quake prompted building evacuations in much of the downtown section of Philadelphia. The Blue Cross building at 19th and Market had some windows shattered and SEPTA is behind at least 15 minutes on all trains while PATCO suspended service. Just another Tuesday afternoon in Philly. []