(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security wants to hear Hoosiers’ accounts of Tuesday’s earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported an 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 1:53 p.m. centered in Mineral, Virginia. Its tremors have been felt as far away as Michigan.
Data from other states helps scientists gauge the intensity and area affected by the earthquake.
To report make your report, go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/us/c0005ild/us/index.html and click on the "Did You Feel It? - Tell Us!" link.
Please submit your report even if a large number of reports from your area have been turned in.
According to the USGS, Tuesday’s earthquake is almost as strong as the strongest recorded earthquake in Virginia, a magnitude 5.9, which occurred in May 1897 in Giles County. The strongest recorded earthquake to strike the East Coast was the 1886 Charleston, S.C., earthquake, which was about a magnitude 7.3.