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Facts From Weston Observatory On Tuesday’s Earthquake

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Debris covers the aisle at the Miller's mart food store in Mineral, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the area which was felt up and down the east coast. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Debris covers the aisle at the Miller’s mart food store in Mineral, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the area which was felt up and down the east coast. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

BOSTON (CBS) – Here are a few quick facts about the earthquake felt around New England Tuesday afternoon from researchers at the Weston Observatory:

  • The quake hit at 1:51 p.m.
  • Downgraded to 5.8 magnitude
  • First aftershock registered at 2:46 p.m. at 2.8 magnitude
  • We could feel between 3 and 4 aftershocks
  • Observatory got 500 calls within the first 15 minutes of the quake.
  • An earthquake is felt in Boston every 3-to-5 years

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