Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Earthquake in Virginia

By - AUG. 23, 2011

"Like people up and down the East Coast, New Yorkers across the five boroughs felt the effect of this afternoon’s earthquake in Virginia. I’ve spoken with our Police and Fire Commissioners, and we’ve activated the Office of Emergency Management’s Situation Room and spoken to other city agencies, including the Department of Buildings. Thankfully, there are no reports of significant damage or injuries in New York City at this time. As ever, we urge New Yorkers to call 911 only in cases of actual emergencies."

"Shortly before 2:00 PM, we evacuated City Hall briefly, but quickly returned to work. As we await more news from Virginia and elsewhere, our thoughts in New York are with those who were more directly affected by this natural disaster."

The Mayor and Agency Commissioners will Update New Yorkers from City Hall at 4:00 PM. The Press Conference will be Carried Live on, NYC-TV Channel 74 and Switch Port CTY-3.