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Nearly 600,000 in Va. sign up for earthquake drill

Nearly 600,000 Virginia residents are expected to participate in a multistate earthquake drill this week.

Monday - 10/15/2012, 11:08am EDT


Contractor picked for Washington Monument repairs

The park service announced Wednesday that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass., has been chosen for the $15 million project.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Washington Monument, National Park Service,

2.1 magnitude earthquake hits in Maryland

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.

Saturday - 09/15/2012, 06:41pm EDT

Tags: USGS,

National Cathedral gets $5 million for restoration

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.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 05:07pm EDT

Tags: National Cathedral, earthquake anniversary, D.C.

Mineral still recovering after 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.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 01:47pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Mineral, Va., mineral, Louisa County, earthquake anniversary


Inside the Washington Monument during the 2011 quake (VIDEO)

The 5.8-magnitude quake frightened those inside the monument. Watch video from that day.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:59am EDT

Tags: Washington Monument, D.C.,

What to do during the next earthquake

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.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:24am EDT

Tags: earthquake anniversary, Mineral, Va., Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center, The Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill

National Cathedral seeks donations for quake repairs

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake rocked year ago Thursday, and today there are still signs of damage at local landmarks, including the National Cathedral.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 09:29am EDT

Tags: National Cathedral, max smith

Quake with 2.4 magnitude shakes Va.

Another earthquake shook Virginia early Tuesday.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 06:42am EDT

Tags: mineral, Louisa County

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