After a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia shook a large portion of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there have been no reports of damage in the state.
In a statement, Cuomo said “buildings, bridges, roads, power grids, the Indian Point nuclear power plant, or other infrastructure” have apparently escaped harm.
Cuomo, who is currently vacationing somewhere in New York (his exact location hasn’t been revealed in his daily public schedule), said the state Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the situation.
It was a bizarre scene in Albany when the quake hit this afternoon, shaking the area surrounding the state Capitol in the city’s downtown area. Some workers filed out of the statehouse as well as the Verizon building across the street, while construction workers who were performing work on the Capitol’s roof walked down scaffolds and stairs to get back to the ground.
The photo above shows a number of Verizon and Capitol workers surveying the scene a few minutes after the quake was felt.