Earthquake In DC

By Scott Sarvay

July 16, 2010 Updated Jul 16, 2010 at 11:17 AM EST

Germantown, Maryland (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A minor earthquake shook the nation's capitol early Friday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit in Germantown, Maryland around five o'clock.

It was centered about 20-miles northwest of Washington, DC.

One Maryland resident said, "I felt the building shake and I thought it was just my imagination then my wife came running out of the bedroom and she said 'Oh my God, I think we're having an earthquake.'"

While many residents say they "felt" the quake, there are no reports of any injuries or damage.




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