One year ago Thursday, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Mineral, Va., shook the East Coast just before 2 p.m.
It was the largest quake to hit the eastern seaboard since 1944, and thousands of homes, businesses and churches received damage.
In Alexandria, things , , and was briefly halted.
received some damage, mostly to the chimneys of a section dating back to 1792. The brickwork at City Hall also suffered in the quake and some chimneys on Old Town homes fell.
Cell phone service went down for several hours, adding to the confusion. Quickly, however, the city and region got back to its routine.
What are your memories of the earthquake? Where were you? What did you think was happening? Share your stories in the comments!