Quake rocks Washington area, felt on East Coast

photo People crowd Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington today as buildings were evacuated following an earthquake in the Washington area. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

IN TENNESSEEResidents of northeastern Tennessee have reported feeling an earthquake Tuesday afternoon.A spokesman for the Sullivan County sheriff's office adjoining the Virginia border said the dispatcher had a few calls from the public about the quake. There were no immediate reports of damage.At the Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR races will be held the next few days, employees said they felt nothing."We didn't know anything about it until reporters started calling," track spokesman Kevin Triplett said.