iOS app Android app

East Coast Earthquake

Virginia's Fukushima

Tyler Lopez | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Tyler Lopez

In the event of a catastrophe (for instance, a large hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or attack), will Dominion similarly find itself scrambling for solutions? Though Virginia's Fukushima has not yet materialized, the political climate surrounding it is not unlike Japan's before 2011.

East Coast Quakes Are Faster, Say Geologists

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. -- Data from the 2011 earthquake centered in Virginia shows East Coast tremors can travel much farther and cause damage over larger area...

VIDEO: 'I Did the East Coast Earthquake Math! (and it Didn't Even Register!)'

Laura Zigman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Laura Zigman

Do the "East Coast Earthquake Math" and see if the Maine Earthquake registers!

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...

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...

President Obama OK's Quake Disaster Declaration For D.C.

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday approved a disaster declaration for the District of Columbia from August's 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Accor...

Michael Grass

Metro: Ceiling Panels In Stations Safe After Earthquake

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Grass | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you step into Union Station's Main Hall, you'll see black netting stretched across the great space. Look up, and you'll see why: Smal...

Virginia Nuclear Plant Ready To Restart After Earthquake

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Two Virginia nuclear reactors shut down since an earthquake hit the state in August did not suffer damage that would prevent th...

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...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Washington National Cathedral Rebuilds After Earthquake

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- HuffPost got a peek inside the Washington National Cathedral Thursday as crews of engineers and stone masons work to repair the damage d...

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...

Bob and Irene Were Farmers

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Wendy Gordon Bob and Irene were farmers in upstate New York. To me, they weren't hurricanes-they were dear family friends. Actually, they sold thei...

Pat Robertson: Crack In Washington Monument A Sign From God

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Televangelist Pat Robertson suggested Wednesday that cracks in the Washington Monument caused by the August 23 earthquake could be a sign from God, an...

East Coast Earthquake Is a Terrorism Wake Up Call

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York
Joanne Bamberger

I find myself asking whether this earthquake is a wake up call for us to remember we need to be prepared for another 9/11. We don't want to be. We want to believe that it won't happen again. But it will at some point and we need to be ready in whatever ways we can.

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...

Search For Hidden Damage After East Coast Quake

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

MINERAL, Va. (AP) -- Office buildings, schools and towering landmarks were being inspected Wednesday for hidden structural flaws a day after initial c...

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.

Earthquake Etiquette: In the Eye of the Storm Don't Put Your Foot in Your Mouth

Christal Smith | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

It will take several days to gauge the overall fall out from yesterday's estimated 5.9 quake centered in Virginia, but it didn't take long for West Coasters to get extra snarky on Twitter and Facebook.

4 Aftershocks After Quake, More Likely

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The 5.8-magnitude earthquake Tuesday that shook people from Georgia to Canada has produced at least four aftershocks. The U.S...

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...

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Make An Eco-Friendly Earthquake Kit?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. After [yesterday's] East ...

NRC: No Major Damage At Nuclear Plants From Earthquake

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission says no major damage has been found at the 12 nuclear power plant sites that go...