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Quake Felt In Far Western Maryland

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered near Richmond, Va., rattled the walls of homes and buildings across western Maryland.

 

Emergency management officials in the region say they have no reports of injuries or significant damage from the quake that struck shortly before 2 p.m.

 

The Hagerstown Fire Department says it’s checking on a chimney collapse that may have been caused by the earthquake.

 

The incident shook up residents, including Deanna Kline of Clear Spring. She says she and her 12-year-old daughter Margaret were watching television when their dog suddenly leaped over both of them and the house started shaking.

 

She says she’s never felt anything like it — and she hopes she never does again.

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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