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People flee the "Costa Verde" bay after a tsunami alert in Lima on April 1, 2014. (credit: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

300 Inmates Escape From Chilean Prison Following Deadly 8.2 Quake

Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile’s northern coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s crust.

04/02/2014

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Washington Monument to Reopen May 12

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake.

03/25/2014

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Washington Monument to Reopen in May

The National Park Service is working to reopen the Washington Monument in May after a lengthy closure to repair damage from an earthquake in 2011.

03/20/2014

Ocean City, Md. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Earthquake-Like Tremors On Eastern Shore Caused By Navy Flight Training

Residents of Ocean City, Md. reported feeling earthquake-like tremors and hearing a loud boom in the area Thursday, according to the town’s police department.

02/06/2014

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Scaffolding on Washington Monument to Come Down

The National Park Service says crews will begin removing the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument starting in less than two weeks.

10/31/2013

Exterior view of the US federal court house on June 4, 2013 in Norfolk, Va., where three Somalis are on trial for the deaths of four Americans on a yacht captured by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean in February 2011. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Minor Earthquake Reported in Virginia

The Labor Day weekend is getting off to a shaky start in Louisa County.

08/30/2013

Scaffolding is set up 60 feet over the floor inside the National Cathedral as crews prepare to make repairs caused by the earthquake two years ago. (Credit: Kevin Rincon/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Earthquake Repairs Continue at Washington Monument, National Cathedral

The earthquake that rocked the D.C. metro area two years ago has left the Washington National Cathedral with years worth of repairs.

08/22/2013

Volunteers help to restock the shelves at Millers Market after the store was damaged by last year's 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Small Earthquake Rattles Central Va.

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.

05/15/2013

Minor Quake Rattles Louisa Co., No Damage Reported

Louisa County, Va., has been rattled by a minor earthquake.

01/10/2013

Volunteers help to restock the shelves at Millers Market after the store was damaged by last year's 5.8 earthquake in Mineral, Va. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Great ShakeOut: Earthquake Drill Comes to D.C.

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.

10/18/2012

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