Tuesday, August 23, 2011

East Cost 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Stops Wireless Networks

The United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) announced a 5.9 Magnitude earthquake that hit Virgina around 1:51 PM EST working its way up the east coast. According to On Deadline, "tremors were felt as far south as North Carolina, as far north as Buffalo and Boston, and as far west as Detroit." This has resulted in several city evacuations and closures up and down the Eastern seaboard and placed a strain on the wireless networks. Users in Manhattan, Washington D.C., and other areas are reporting that the earthquake is jamming cellphone networks.