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Larchmont Feels Earthquake, No Damage Reported

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the east coast Tuesday afternoon, but did not appear to cause any structural damage in Mamaroneck or Larchmont, said Louis Martirando, Town of Mamaroneck superintendent of highways.

"We dispatched road crews out to inspect the roads and we took a cursory look at the Larchmont reservoir and other important infrastructure," Martirando. "As of right now, there's no evidence of any structural damage."

The 5.9 magnitude temblor was centered near Mineral, Va., according to the United States Geological Survey (USGC). It hit around 1:53 p.m. Tuesday.

The Larchmont Police Department has not received any reports of damage caused by the earthquake.

Some workers in the highway department's office at Town Center didn't feel anything, but others "got a little excited" when they say they felt the tremors.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said railroads are operating normally. The Holland Tunnel, which connects Manhattan to New Jersey, is closed for inspection.

Taller buildings were evacuated in Manhattan. The earthquake was felt as far north as Concord, N.H.

Local law enforcement and communities are assessing damage, but buildings shook throughout the region. Some buildings have been evacuated, including some in Washington, D.C.

The National Weather Service says there is no tsunami threat to the eastern seaboard.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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