Epicenter of East Coast earthquake in Mineral, VA according to Der Spiegel. KehlBayern August 23, 2011 Science & Technology Der Spiegel lists the epicenter of the 5.9 earthquake that shook the East Coast at Mineral, VA. DC government offices were evacuated and 1000s of people are on the streets in New York for safety precautions. It is rare to have an earthquake on the East Coast, but this psychic predicted such an occurrence in March. Luck of the draw? So far no injuries or damage has been reported.