Thankfully there are no reports of any injuries which is amazing! Twitter has been alive with comments like, “Looks like the debt ceiling finally crashed,” and “Who is going to be the first to blame Obama for the earthquake?”

Washington (CNN) — The second most powerful earthquake in Virginia’s recorded history was felt Tuesday by millions on the East Coast and prompted evacuations of office buildings and the closing of monuments in the nation’s capital.

No major injuries or damage were immediately reported after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck about 40 miles northwest of Richmond. A surge in calls by cell-phone users affected service in many areas, federal officials said.