The Discovery Communications headquarters in downtown Silver Spring was evacuated this afternoon following the 5.9 earthquake that hit Virginia, with tremors felt from Canada to Georgia.
“We evacuated and sent everyone home for the day,” a Discovery Communications spokeswoman told The Hollywood Reporter. “No reports yet of any damage or injuries,” she added.
Some members of the Washington, DC government relations staff for cable giant Comcast and its entertainment firm NBCUniversal also left their building a block away from the Capitol, but it wasn’t formally evacuated, a spokeswoman told the Hollywood Reporter.
She said staff began returning to the building after the quake.