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5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles East Coast, aftershocks felt locally

(WOIO) -

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast of the United States Tuesday afternoon just before 2PM.

The aftershocks were felt all over the viewing area, including Downtown Cleveland, Wooster, Solon, Warrensville Heights and Twinsburg.

An apartment building at Cedar and Brainard in Beachwood was evacuated as a precaution, and the schools in Cuyahoga Heights were evacuated, too. 

Some concerned downtown workers also left their buildings.

"Buildings started shaking back and forth wasn't sure it was a the movie."

"Cabinets were rolling toward us and shaking."

The shaking was felt in Beachwood. Folks there said it was strong and they could feel the buildings sway back and forth.

It was right after the quake that we started hearing about airport delays on the east coast and you know there's always a ripple effect.

Passengers at Hopkins were delayed, but it was only for a short time.

"We're going through the airport checking the runways," said Jackie Mayo.

Take a look at some of the damage in the DC/Virginia area by CLICKING HERE. 

 

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