The National Park Service says crews will begin removing the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument starting in less than two weeks.
The Labor Day weekend is getting off to a shaky start in Louisa County.
The earthquake that rocked the D.C. metro area two years ago has left the Washington National Cathedral with years worth of repairs.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude-2.3 earthquake struck in the county at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday. The epicenter was 6 miles south-southwest of Louisa.
Louisa County, Va., has been rattled by a minor earthquake.
Thousands of people in the Washington area will join millions of others in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill Thursday.
Nearly 600,000 Virginia residents are expected to participate in a multistate earthquake drill this week.
When the “Big One” rocked the East Coast one year ago, the earthquake centered on this rural Virginia town cracked ceiling tiles and damaged two local school buildings so badly that they had to be shuttered for good. Now as the academic year gets under way, students are reciting a new safety mantra: Drop, cover, and hold on.
The Washington National Cathedral is hoping to raise $100,000 by Thursday to pay for damages sustained in the earthquake that rattled the East Coast last year.
Virginia continues to experience aftershocks from last summer’s earthquake, especially near its epicenter.