Earthquake photos: East Coast residents react to temblor 

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the Washington, D.C, area on Wednesday and was felt across the East Coast, including in New York City.

Click on the photo to the right to see photos from after the earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast, as far south as Chapel Hill, N.C. Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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