Video of the Day: Earthquake Hits White House, Capitol

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So there was an earthquake in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, as you may have heard. Above is actual video evidence of the 5.9-scale quake occurring: The Associated Press captured raw video of the White House and the Capitol as the earthquake hit, camera shaking noticeably.

What's most interesting about this video, other than the odd, dislocating sensation of watching national landmarks shake, is the reaction of the snipers on the White House roof. As the quake hits, they slowly move to one side of the building.

Of course, none of this is quite as dramatic as the interrupted filming of a Virginia tire-and-auto store commercial.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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