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[It felt like a] subtle but disquieting trembling... standing water on the counter rippling, little things rattling.

North Country rattled (slightly) by DC-based earthquake

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The magnitude 5.9 earthquake that struck Tuesday afternoon near Washington DC was felt across the North Country and as far away as Montreal and Toronto.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement just before 3pm reporting that there were no signs of damage or disruptions in New York state.

However, some government buildings in Albany were briefly evacuated…as were some—including City Hall—in New York City.

North Country Public Radio has been receiving calls and emails from people here who felt the quake—

Sarah Prince of Keene Valley described it as a “subtle but disquieting trembling... standing water on the counter rippling, little things rattling... like heavy trucks going by on NYS 73 but prolonged and quiet.”

And Barbara Ross in the southern Adirondack town of Wevertown reported that her home swayed and she saw "the pictures swinging on the wall."

According to the governor, the State Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor any effects of the quake in New York.

The Washington Post is reporting that the quake's epicenter was located near a nuclear power plant in Virginia.  There is no word yet on any impacts to the reactor.  

State officials report that the Indian Point reactor north of New York City wasn't affected by the quake.

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