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5.8 Earthquake Felt in Harrison

HARRISON, N.Y. - A reported 5.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast Tuesday afternoon with tremors felt as far as New York. Residents in Harrison reported feeling the shake.

"I thought it was my imagination," Raul Campos said on The Daily Harrison 's Facebook page .

The quake was centered near Mineral, Va., according to the United States Geological Survey (USGC). It hit around 1:51 p.m. Tuesday.

The Harrison Police Department said they received dozens of calls in the early minutes after the quake, but did not report any injuries or serious damage -- all was clear as of 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

"I felt it on Fremont Street," Adam Leckart said .

Nancy Albanese Kraus said she didn't feel the earthquake, but her husband had a different story.

"I didn't [feel it] here in Harrison but my husband's building in Tarrytown had to evacuate after shaking," she said .

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the Indian Point nuclear power plant was unaffected by the tremor and aftershocks.

Ned McCormack, a spokesperson for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, said the county believes there was no serious damage or injuries in the county.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said railroads are operating normally. The Holland Tunnel, which connects Manhattan to New Jersey, was closed for inspection, but reopened around 3 p.m.

Taller buildings were evacauted 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 said there is no tsunami threat to the eastern seaboard.

Did you feel the earthquake? Did it affect you? Tell us on Facebook and Twitter .

E-mail town reporter Phil Corso with updates at PCorso@TheDailyHarrison.com .

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