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Virginia Earthquake

Volunteering on Shaky Ground

Mac Cassells | Posted 08.09.2015 | Impact
Mac Cassells

There are a lot of experiences I can recall after my sixth year volunteering with Travelers Aid, but one of the most memorable is the infamous Virginia earthquake of August 23, 2011. Since we're approaching its fourth anniversary, I thought it would be enlightening to touch on the experiences I had that day.

From the Washington Monument, You Can See All of America

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 07.11.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

In an era of increasingly tight government budgets, these public-private partnerships are critical to finance needed infrastructure projects. Such partnerships are uniquely American, and give everyone an opportunity to make a difference.

WHOA! See The Top Of The Washington Monument In This Amazing Video

AP | Posted 07.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument is now covered in scaffolding from top to bottom. The completion of the scaffolding on Monday is a milesto...

How Long Will It Take Just To Build The Scaffolding?

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to stonework damaged in a 2011 ea...

2011 East Coast Earthquake Traced From Sky

Posted 12.13.2012 | Green

By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: SAN FRANCISCO — Blobs of solidified magma may have helped control the direction of energy from the...

Rare Quake Lightly Rattles U.S. Coal-Mining Region

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2013 | Green

Nov 10 (Reuters) - A light 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled southeastern Kentucky on Saturday at 12:08 p.m. ET (1708 GMT), the U.S. Geological Surve...

East Coast Earthquake Created A 'New Normal'

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

MINERAL, Va. (AP) — When the "Big One" rocked the East Coast one year ago, the earthquake centered on this rural Virginia town cracked ceiling tiles...

WATCH: Quake Video Inside The Washington Monument

Posted 08.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you can stomach it, check out this amazing video taken inside the Washington Monument during last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake cen...

PHOTOS: D.C. Quake Damage, Recovery 1 Year Later

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Since its founding more than 200 years ago, the nation's capital had never experienced an earthquake as intense as last year's 5.8 m...

One Year Later: The Earthquake That Rattled The East Coast

Posted 08.23.2012 | Green

On August 23, 2011, the East Coast was hit with a 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 1:51 pm. The epicenter of the quake was about five miles south of Minera...

LOOK: Washington Monument's Surprising Discovery

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Monument did not sink any further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, government surveyo...

Minor Earthquake Hits Virginia

AP | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

MINERAL, Va. (AP) — A minor earthquake has rattled the same Virginia area that was at the center of last year's East Coast quake. The...

Jackson Raises Money For Quake-Damaged Va. Schools

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | DC

MINERAL, Va. -- Country singer Alan Jackson has raised more than $150,000 to help a Virginia county rebuild schools damaged by last year's earthquake....

Aftershock Rattles Virginia

Posted 03.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A mild 3.1 magnitude earthquake rocked much of Central Virginia late Sunday night near the epicenter of the August 2011 5.8 magnitude te...

2 Nat'l Cathedral Supporters To Match Donations

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington National Cathedral says two longtime supporters have each offered to match donations made to the earthquake-damaged edifi...

Virginia Nuclear Plant Back At Full Power After August Earthquake

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna Power Station was back at full power on Monday. It's been offline since the Aug. 23 earthqu...

D.C. Earthquake: Cathedral Putting Together Exhibit On Damage

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Visitors to the Washington National Cathedral will soon get a close-up look at some of the damage caused by an August earthquake. The c...

Aftershock Hits Central Virginia

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A 2.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded in central Virginia on Saturday morning. The quake was centered about 7 miles from the town of M...

NRC: Quake Shake Exceeded Va. Nuclear Plant's Design

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A 5.8-magnitude earthquake in the eastern U.S. caused the ground to shake much more than a Virginia nuclear plant was designed to wi...

Michele Bachmann Shifts Explanation For Controversial Comments

Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Sunday changed her explanation for her controversial statement about Hurricane Irene and the earthquake that rocked the ...

Labor Day 2011: The Travel News That Shaped The Summer

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

With Labor Day upon us, and the kiddies heading back to school, the end of summer is sadly in sight. To bring the season to a close, we have rounded u...

Twitter's New Ad: Love It Or Leave It?

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.01.2011 | Technology

Twitter's new promotional ad claims that tweets travel faster than seismic waves. When a 5.8 magnitude quake struck Virginia on August 23 and rumb...

Paul and Cantor's Views on Hurricane and Disaster Relief Are Insensitive

Anthony Jerrod | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Anthony Jerrod

Should the federal government stop helping individuals that have been affected by acts of God to help balance the budget? Resoundingly, no!

Is The East Coast Prepared For A Truly Powerful Quake?

AP | By BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- There were cracks in the Washington Monument and broken capstones at the National Cathedral. In the District of Columbia suburbs, some p...

More Cracks Found In Washington Monument After Quake

AP | By BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service says engineers have discovered several additional cracks in the top portion of the Washington Monument. The c...