NYC Earthquake Interrupts Dominique Strauss-Kahn Press Conference

08/23/2011 02:58 pm ET | Updated Oct 24, 2011

The 5.8 earthquake that hit Virginia and was felt in New York City didn't just rattle offices and houses, it also affected one of the biggest news stories of the summer -- the dismissal of charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

It was reported earlier today that District Attorney Cy Vance would be dropping all criminal charges against the embattled International Monetary Fund chief, and on Tuesday afternoon he took to the podium to announce the news. After months of litigation and speculation, the scandal had finally come to an end. And the news didn't bode well for Vance. Luckily for the DA, his press conference was interrupted by the tremors felt in New York City.

In this Reuters video, you can see the moment when Vance knows something is wrong. Eventually, everyone in the room runs off camera.