24 Aug '11, 1am

US quake: S'poreans requiring assistance, call the embassy 202-5373100 / NY Consulate (212-2233331)

WASHINGTON - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake based in Virginia sent tremors from the nation's capital to New York City, officials said. Buildings throughout major metropolitan centres were evacuated after the quake, with some limited reports of damage reported near the quake's epicentre in Virginia where a nearby nuclear power plant was taken offline. Amtrak trains were temporarily halted, and cellphone service was disrupted as calls flooded cellular systems. While there were only limited reports of damage, the breadth of the quake rattled nerves. The streets of downtown Washington filled with thousands of people as buildings from the Capitol to the White House were evacuated following the 1.51 pm (1.51am, Singapore time) quake, which lasted by varying accounts anywhere from 20 to 30 seconds. Reuters quoted Mr Richard Weinberg, a spokesman for the National Cathedral in Washingt...

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