Mild Quake Rattles DC
3.6-magnitude tremor wakes up residents
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2010 5:55 AM CDT
The White House, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial are seen in Washington in this 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, FILE)

(Newser) – A mild earthquake (a real one, not the political kind) shook the Washington DC area this morning. No major damage or injuries have been reported. The 3.6-magnitude quake is the strongest in the region since a database began tracking them in the 1970s, reports the Washington Post. It struck about 5am.