Maryland Earthquake July 16 2010?

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered in Montgomery County at 5:04 a.m. Friday July 16 2010. The epicenter was in Gaithersburg near I-270 and Route 124 (39.145 degrees N, 77.222 degrees W), USGS reported in a preliminary finding. Its depth was 3.1 miles.
It was the largest measured quake in the Capitol region since the Geological Survey began keeping records in 1974. It was centered about three miles underground.
I was wondering if the earthquake today July 16 2010 caused any damage. I heard Maryland was affected the most, is it true?

asked by Scarlett in Geography | 3095 views | 07-16-2010 at 05:05 PM

My family is from Maryland and they all felt it.

It wasn't a big earthquake so it caused no damage, it was just a big scare.

Authorities across the region said there were no reports of damage. Buses and trains ran on schedule during the morning commute, and traffic moved at its usual pace. Crews in Washington were inspecting underground facilities, vaults, tunnels, bridges and overpasses, according to D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

answered by Adrianna | 07-16-2010 at 05:06 PM

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