Earthquake felt during Indians game

August 23, 2011 - 2:25 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shock waves from an earthquake on the East Coast made the press box sway slightly during the first game of a doubleheader between the Indians and Seattle Mariners.

As the Mariners were batting in the fourth inning Tuesday, the press box high above home plate and the third-base line moved left and right and continued for nearly 30 seconds. Fans at Progressive Field did not seem to notice any unusual movement. Play was not interrupted on the field.

The Indians had no immediate word if there was any structural damage.

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City.