DC aftershock: 4.5 magnitude quake rattles region

Yes - if you awoke to your bed shaking, you felt a legitimate aftershock from Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude quake occurred 9 miles south of Mineral, Va. at 1:08 a.m. this morning (Thursday).

Our Twitter feed received dozens of accounts of shaking residences throughout the region.

Back to sleep...hopefully in peace.

UPDATE (8:30 a.m.): Full report on aftershock

Did you feel the aftershock? Have any damage at your house? Describe your experience in the comments or tell us on Twitter using #Aftershock.

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.


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