A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Washington, D.C. area at 5:04 AM Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

No deaths, injuries or damages have been reported so far.

The earthquake was centered near Gaithersburg, Maryland, about 20 miles northwest of the U.S. capital, at a depth of 3 miles.  Tremors could be felt in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs and as far north as southern Pennsylvania and as far south as West Virginia.

Many Washington-area residents woke baffled by the first earthquake in the D.C. area since a magnitude 2.0 earthquake hit in May 2008.

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