July 16, 2010
A minor earthquake shook residents awake in the Washington, D.C., area early Friday.
The quake hit at 5:04 a.m. EDT and had a magnitude of 3.6. It was centered in the area around Rockville, Md., said Randy Baldwin, a physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center.
Police in Washington and in nearby Montgomery County, Md., said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
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