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.
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.
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.
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.
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.