Huffpost DC

New Earthquake Videos From Inside Washington Monument

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON -- After declaring the Washington Monument structurally sound on Monday afternoon, the National Park Service released video footage from inside the monument during the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the region Aug. 23.

In one of the three grainy security camera videos, large pieces of debris can be seen falling as visitors rush down a narrow staircase. The monument is currently closed as it undergoes repairs. The obelisk will also require winterization to prevent further damage as colder weather approaches.

There's no timetable for reopening the popular tourist landmark at this time.

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Washington Monument Damage | NBC Washington

Washington Monument cracks indicate earthquake damage (Photos ...

Washington Monument Earthquake Damage Worse Than First ...

Washington Monument closed indefinitely after rare earthquake - CNN

Earthquake-damaged Washington Monument closes indefinitely ...

More Irene cracks in Washington Monument - TODAY News ...