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Posted at 6:04 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Feel the earth move under your feet?

By Washington Post editors

Yes, it's possible the earth did move a bit in the Washington metro area on Wednesday.

One of our Twitter followers @karljohn, who also blogs at We Love DC, tipped us off to his post about buildings in Alexandria doing a little swaying about 2 p.m.

Our own Phillip Lucas tells us there was a 5.0 earthquake in the Ontario-Quebec region. Officials at the U.S. Geological Survey said that people were reporting that they felt the earthquake from as far away as Alabama. In fact, there had been so many reports that the USGS stopped displaying them all on their website.

So yes, the earth may have stirred a little.

By Washington Post editors  | June 23, 2010; 6:04 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia, Weather  | Tags:  alexandria, canada. virginia, earthquake  
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Comments

Darn, I didn't notice it that I recall...

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | June 23, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

It felt like a deep, long lasting thunder with an accompanying rumble that lasted for a few seconds. I was exercising at physical therapy in Millburn, NJ, and did not lose my balance when it happened!

Posted by: MmeM | June 23, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

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