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Washington Dc Earthquake 2011

Earthquake Proves DC Is Slow To React During Emergency

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital has prepared for emergencies with sleek communication systems, intelligence fusion centers and chemical detection c...

Small Quakes, Big Impacts

Carl Pope | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

By the standards of the Arab Spring, the civil disobedience at the White House this week over the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was statistically tiny. But I hope the Keystone protest will attract serious attention in the Obama White House.

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...

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...

Really?! West Coast Mocks East For Earthquake Reaction

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO (Associated Press) -- On the East Coast, people tweeted and Facebooked with expressions of surprise, worry and sometimes panic over the ...

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...

The Funniest DC Earthquake Tweets

Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy

Yeah, we know, we're almost so totally over it, too. But you must admit, when the Twitterverse joins together in equal snark over a single event, it's...

National Mall Monuments Closed Due To Earthquake

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service says most of the monuments and memorials on the National Mall have reopened after being closed following ...

Two Nuclear Reactors Taken Off Line After Virginia Earthquake

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. — Federal officials say two nuclear reactors at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Va., were automatically taken off l...

Did You Feel That? Cell Networks Clogged By Post-Quake Calls

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Cell phone and landline customers experienced connection problems after Tuesday's earthquake, but there were no immediate reports 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...

EARTHQUAKE: The Media Reacts

Posted 10.24.2011 | Media

The earthquake that hit Washington, D.C. on Tuesday quickly supplanted all other news stories. Every network and news outlet on the East Coast moved t...

Earthquake in Washington D.C.

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

Preliminary reports are indicating that a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Virginia at 1:51 pm EDT., according to the USGS. Shaking has been re...