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Published August 23, 2011, 07:17 PM

Former WDAZ News Director Experiences East Coast Quake

One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded on the east coast shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to New England today. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake evacuated many government buildings and offices in the nation's capital.

One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded on the east coast shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to New England today. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake evacuated many government buildings and offices in the nation's capital.

The former news director at WDAZ was about 25 miles east of Washington, D.C. when the earthquake hit. Cassie Walder was in her car and she says it was swaying for about 20 seconds.

"It was still strange to kind of not know what was going on exactly. It just basically kind of felt like a North Dakota wind gust in my vehicle. But you know we don't have those out here," Walder said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, VA.

There have been no reports of death, but there were some injuries.

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