Quake Disrupts Flights

SoCal Residents Return Home

By A. Simone
|  Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011  |  Updated 11:31 PM PDT
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The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the east coast has disrupted travel to LAX. Jesse Gary reports

Jesse Gary & Fabian Rodriguez

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the east coast has disrupted travel to LAX. Jesse Gary reports

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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Virginia Tuesday disrupted flights out of several major east coast cities.

Flights from the New York area's John F. Kennedy and Newark airports were delayed while authorities inspected control towers and runways. Philadelphia's airport also halted flights for inspections.

NBC4 News spoke with several local residents who just returned to LAX Tuesday night. Many of those tired travels told us they were shocked by the quake, and thought for a minute, that they were back in California.

For Carlos Cruz of Sherman Oaks, this temblor was no big deal:

"I went through the 1994 Northridge quake, and to me this is nothing."

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in Mineral, Virginia.

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