Quake Rocks White House, East Coast By Michael McIntee | August 23, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on DC Subscribe to DC Follow this author Click on picture to see video of quake striking White House Click on picture to see video of quake striking White HouseVideo from the Department of Defense shows a shaking camera shot outside of the White House as a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the east coast. A spokesman for the National Earthquake Center says Mineral, Virginia was the epicenter of the quake and damage and aftershocks are likely on east coast. While an earthquake is unusual for the east coast, this area of Virginia does have an infrequent history of quakes that generally are of a magnitude of 5. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.