These are portraits of different people’s dramatic overreactions to the earthquake that occurred in Virginia, so close to the capital of the USA, on August 23.
People flee a building at 15th and K streets in Washington DC.
A bride runs away from the courthouse in New York City after the earthquake.
Children embrace after being evacuated in New York.
A driver climbs out of his car looking on in disbelief at a traffic jam in Virginia following the earth quake.
A woman reacts after being evacuated from her building.
An evacuated worker talks on the phone outside her building in New York.
A lady holds her hand to her mouth in New York.
A man looks to the sky in New York City.
A girl holds her heart as her mother uses her cellphone in New York City.
A man runs for his life from the New York City courthouse.
Tony Williams surveys damage at his home in Mineral, Virginia.
Office workers stand together on the sidewalk in downtown Washington DC.
Co-workers Susan Sproul, left, and Susan Davidson hug after evacuating from their building.
Goldman Sachs and Merril Lynch employees flee from their office buildings in New York City.
A woman hides under her desk fearing aftershocks after the great earthquake.
President Obama looks worried as he hears about the earthquake for the first time.
Leana Soritis felt the quake.