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Millions of people across the country and elsewhere are expected to take a break from what they're doing and take part in an earthquake preparedness drill.
Nearly 600,000 Virginia residents are expected to participate in a multistate earthquake drill this week.
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The park service announced Wednesday that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass., has been chosen for the $15 million project.
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a minor earthquake shook eastern Frederick County near the Carroll County line, but area residents likely didn't even notice the minor quake Saturday morning.
The Washington National Cathedral has received a $5 million gift from the Lilly Endowment Inc. for restoration of damage caused by last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
One year ago today the earth shook. In one small Virginia town - the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake - the quake changed life dramatically. WTOP's Hank Silverberg takes a closer look at life in Mineral.
The 5.8-magnitude quake frightened those inside the monument. Watch video from that day.
An earthquake expert who's lived through dozens of temblors reminds the Washington, D.C., region that it could happen again. But hiding in a doorway isn't not be the best way to protect yourself.