An earthquake just hit. It was a 5.8 magnitude in central Virginia. Is everyone and everything okay?

I suddenly felt rumbling and looked out the window; just then, a big truck was going by. But then the truck passed, and the rumbling got stronger. I ran to a door as it intensified; there were a few cracking noises, and for a moment I was a bit worried. I hope all people and buildings are fine.

Update: According to Twitter reports, Metro is running at 15 mph and crews are inspecting the tracks and tunnels. Some ceiling may have fallen at Dunn Loring. The National Cathedral reports 3 “pinnacles on the central tower” fell off. Local transportation departments are out inspecting their bridges and tunnels.

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David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.