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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.

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...

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 magni...

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...

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...

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...

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!

God's Wrath Caused East Coast Earthquake

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

Why is God all wrought up this time? What is it that God wants President Obama to do? Well, my friends, the issue is climate change. Global warming. Specifically, the Keystone XL "Dirty Oil" pipeline.

D.C. Zoo Animals Felt The Quake First

WSJ | Christopher Shea | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

By Christopher Shea of the Wall Street Journal I love these details, from the estimable Joel Achenbach, of the Washington Post: The first warnin...

D.C. Schools Closed In Earthquake Aftermath

Georgetown, D.C. Patch | Shaun Courtney | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Updated 7:12 a.m. All District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, to allow for a thorough assessment of sch...

Christina Wilkie

Earthquake Aftermath: Residents Of Virginia Farming County Repair Damage | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

MINERAL, Va. -- Residents of this small town in Central Virginia's farming county began repairing the damage to their homes and businesses Tuesday aft...

Cameras Roll Inside NFL Locker Room During Earthquake

Posted 10.24.2011 | Sports

Many people on the East Coast had quizzical looks on their faces as the ground lightly shook beneath them when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesd...

Earthquake... in Virginia?

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Earthquakes are caused by seismic ruptures deep inside the Earth, set off by the forces of plate tectonics. There's not a lot we can do about that. Climate change, on the other hand, we know we can do something about.

Twitter Reactions Played A Big Role In News Of Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit just outside Richmond, Va. today, causing little damage, but sending Twitter into a frenzy. The epicenter, which was...

WATCH: D.C. Earthquake Videos

Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook Virginia on Tuesday afternoon and folks quickly uploaded footage of their experience, and the quake's immediate after...

LOOK: Photos Of The Virginia Earthquake

Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

Images of citizens in Washington D.C. and New York City evacuating buildings have begun to surface following an estimated magnitude 5.8 earthquake cen...

Colleges Are Rocked By Earthquake (TWEETS)

Posted 10.24.2011 | College

The earthquake that rocked the eastern seaboard on Tuesday also shook up a number of colleges, some of which were just starting the school year. "O...

MAPS: The Virginia Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

An estimated magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Virginia early Tuesday afternoon, with reports of tremors felt as far north as New York City. Accordin...

National Cathedral Faces Millions In Earthquake Repairs (UPDATE)

AP/The Huffington Post | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower app...