NUMC patients, workers evacuated after earthquake

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook Long Island, along with much of the East Coast this afternoon, causing a scare at a local hospital.Workers and patients flooded

EAST MEADOW - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook Long Island, along with much of the East Coast this afternoon, causing a scare at a local hospital.

Workers and patients flooded out of the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) after they say they felt the building begin to shake and sway from side to side.

NUMC officials say there were no injuries as a result of the quake, and that although they are still assessing the building, it doesn't appear that there was any structural damage.

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