1 of 8: Pedestrians cross an intersection of downtown Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after office buildings where evacuated following a reported 5.9 earthquake was felt in Washington. The earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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