Rare Earthquake Hits Virginia, Rattles U.S. East Coast

National Geographic-'It was quite sizable,' said seismologist Hau-wei Zhou of Texas Tech University.

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck Virginia Tuesday was a rare but significant event for the region, according to one quake expert.

"It was quite sizable," said seismologist Hau-wei Zhouof Texas Tech University.

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