House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has returned from a trip to Israel to visit a town in his congressional district that was at the epicenter of Tuesday's earthquake. 

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that Mineral, Va., was hit hardest by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the East Coast Tuesday afternoon, felt from North Carolina to New York City. 

Cantor was in Israel at the time and flew back to the U.S. after he received word of the earthquake.

Cantor will tour a local high school, a power station and the police department in nearby Culpeper. He will tour the town with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R).

In Washington, a number of government offices were evacuated as a result of the earthquake, including the White House and the Capitol as well as the Libraries of Congress and the State Department.

While there was minimal reported damage from the earthquake, the Washington National Cathedral suffered cracking and an arch displacement.