East Coast Earthquake

5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 24: Morgan Nolan (C) joins other volunteers as they help to restock the shelves at Millers Market after the store was damaged by yesterday's 5.8 earthquake August 24, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia. The epicenter of the quake, the East Coast's largest since 1944, was located a few miles outside of Mineral, a town of 430 people located about 50 miles west of Richmond. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 24: Merchandise litters the aisles at Millers Market after being knocked from the shelves by yesterday's 5.8 earthquake August 24, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia. The epicenter of the quake, the East Coast's largest since 1944, was located a few miles outside of Mineral, a town of 430 people located about 50 miles west of Richmond. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 24: Workers begin repairs on the City Hall building, which is also the local DMV office, after the building was damged by yesterday's 5.8 earthquake August 24, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia. The epicenter of the quake, the East Coast's largest since 1944, was located a few miles outside of Mineral, a town of 430 people located about 50 miles west of Richmond. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 24: Mayor Pam Harlowe leaves the City Hall building, which is also the local DMV office, after inspecting damage caused by yesterday's 5.8 earthquake August 24, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia. The epicenter of the quake, the East Coast's largest since 1944, was located a few miles outside of Mineral, a town of 430 people located about 50 miles west of Richmond. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 24: The North Anna Power Station operated by Dominion Energy remains offline after losing offsite power in the wake of yesterday's 5.8 earthquake August 24, 2011 near Mineral, Virginia. The epicenter of the quake, the East Coast's largest since 1944, was located a few miles outside of Mineral, a town of 430 people located about 50 miles west of Richmond and about 7 miles from the North Anna plant. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Cargo Ship, Asia Symphony
Cargo Ship, Asia Symphony
A worker walks past the grounded cargo ship Asia Symphony, which was pushed onto the harbor wall in Kamaishi port by the tsunami of March 11, in Kamaishi on August 24, 2011. Efforts to remove the Panama registered 4,724-ton freighter will be finished this October when it is returned to the sea by a marine crain, following repairs. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
Evacuations
Evacuations
People evacuate the courthouse after an earthquake was felt in New York on August 23, 2011 causing buildings to be evacuated. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation's capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake, which was shallow with its epicenter only 0.6 miles (one kilometer) underground. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 24: Mike Leman (L) surveys damage to his business after the front wall cracked and moved several inches away from the roof following yesterday's 5.8 earthquake on August 24, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia. The epicenter of the quake, the East Coast's largest since 1944, was located a few miles outside of Mineral. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
National Cathedral Damaged
National Cathedral Damaged
An August 23, 2011 photo shows the National Cathedral after a large earthquake struck Washington, DC. Several spires on the cathedral were damaged in the quake. Washington's iconic monuments were off-limits to disappointed tourists and schools around the region were also shuttered Wednesday, as authorities assessed the damage from a rare US east coast earthquake the previous day. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Cathedral Damaged
National Cathedral Damaged
A damaged spire (2nd-L) atop of the National Cathedral is seen August 23, 2011 in Washington, DC, following an earthquake in the neighboring state of Virginia. One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades shook downtown Washington Tuesday and sparked evacuations from New York skyscrapers as several states felt the impact. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Cathedral Damaged
National Cathedral Damaged
The National Cathedral is seen August 24, 2011 a day after a large earthquake struck Washington, DC. Several spires on the cathedral, which remains closed to visitors were damaged in the quake. Washington's iconic monuments were off-limits to disappointed tourists and schools around the region were also shuttered Wednesday, as authorities assessed the damage from a rare US east coast earthquake the previous day. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 23: The U.S. Post Office is roped off after an early afternoon 5.8 earthquake struck, whose epicenter was nearby August 23, 2011 in the small town of Mineral, Viriginia. The quake resulted in scattered damage and frayed nerves for residents, but no reported injuries. (Photo by Tom Whitmore/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
CUCKOO, VA - AUGUST 23: An historic home belonging to Jane and Percy Wootton is shown damaged by the early afternoon 5.8 earthquake whose epicenter was located nearby August 23, 2011 in Cockoo, Virginia. The quake resulted in scattered damage and frayed nerves for residents, but no reported injuries. (Photo by Tom Whitmore/Getty Images) (Photo by Tom Whitmore/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia
MINERAL, VA - AUGUST 23: Workers survey damage to a chimney after a 5.8 earthquake whose epicenter was located nearby struck early afternoon August 23, 2011 in the small town of Mineral, Viriginia. The quake resulted in scattered damage and frayed nerves for residents, but no reported injuries. (Photo by Tom Whitmore/Getty Images)
East Coast Earthquake Damage
East Coast Earthquake Damage
A storefront window is broken from the 5.8 earthquake August 23, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia. Residents of Mineral were near the epicenter of the earthquake that rattled the East coast of the US. AFP Photo / Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Washington Monument Closed After Cracks Discovered After Earthquake
Washington Monument Closed After Cracks Discovered After Earthquake
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: A U.S. Park Police officer helps engineers enter the Washington Monument on the National Mall August 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument will remain indefinitely closed after Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude East Coast earthquake left cracks near the top of the 555-foot-tall obelisk. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
NY Mayor Bloomberg Holds News Conference After East Coast Earthquake
NY Mayor Bloomberg Holds News Conference After East Coast Earthquake
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a press conference to address the 5.9-magnitude earthquake New Yorkers felt as (L-R) Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Bruno, Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott look on, on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The epicenter of the 5.9 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: A driver climbs out of his cars to survey a traffic jam on 14th Street NW near the Ronald Reagan Building after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast August 23, 2011 in Washington, United States. The quake, centered near Miner, Virginia, rattled states from Maine to North Carolina but produced no serious injuries or damage. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23: Drivers climb out of their cars to survey a traffic jam on 14th Street NW near the Ronald Reagan Building after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast August 23, 2011 in Washington, United States. The quake, centered near Miner, Virginia, rattled states from Maine to North Carolina but produced no serious injuries or damage. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
5.8  Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People gather outside of their buildings in lower Manhattan after being evacuated following an earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)
5.8  Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People gather outside an evacuated Manhattan courthouse after an earthquake rattled the city on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
5.8  Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People gather outside of their buildings in lower Manhattan after being evacuated following an earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)
5.8  Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: People use their phones as they gather outside after being evacuated following an earthquake on August 23, 2011 in New York City. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)
5.8  Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Crowds stand on Wall Street after a 5.8 earthquake struck on August 23, 2011 in New York, United States. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
5.8  Earthquake Shakes East Coast
5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Suzanne Beatty comforts her son Quentin Beatty, 7, on a street in TriBeCa after a 5.8 earthquake struck on August 23, 2011 in New York, United States. The epicenter of the 5.8 earthquake was located near Louisa in central Virginia. Two nuclear power plants at the North Anna Power Station in the same county were reportedly taken offline. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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