• Damaged DC cathedral hosts earthquake drill event

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral is the setting for a presentation on preparedness as part of a national earthquake drill. Experts from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are among the scheduled speakers Thursday at the cathedral. The event is associated with the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill scheduled…

  • Va. joining ‘Shakeout’ earthquake drill Thursday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1.1 million Virginians are set to participate in a multi-state earthquake drill. Virginia emergency officials say the “Great Southeast Shakeout” is set for Thursday morning and will invoke what has become the mantra of earthquake response. The action is called “drop, cover and hold on.” That means drop to the…

  • 6.0 Earthquake reported in San Francisco Bay area

    Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in northern California\’s San Francisco Bay area.

  • Girl swept away by Tsunami returns 10 years later

    A four-year-old girl who was swept away by giant waves in Indonesia in 2004, has reportedly returned home, a teenager, to her family.

  • 4.3 magnitude quake hits northern Oklahoma

    The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck northern Oklahoma on Monday night.

  • Cathedral tour spotlights gargoyles and grotesques up close

    They are angelic and mischievous. They are earthly and heavenly. And they are all watching you as you move around the grounds of the National Cathedral.

  • Small earthquake shudders through central Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A small earthquake shook central Virginia on Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but while it rattled nerves there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.2, happened at 9:47 p.m. and was centered 32 miles west of the capital of Richmond,…

  • Earthquake repairs under way at Union Station

    Earthquake repairs are underway at Union Station and will close the main hall for more than two years.

  • Earthcam releases Washington Monument repair timelapse video

    Earthcam released this time-lapse video showing the 14 months of repairs to the Washington Monument in about 80 seconds.

  • Magnitude-8.0 quake strikes northern Chile

    A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific
    off Chile\’s northern region, and authorities have ordered an evacuation of
    coastal areas in case of a tsunami.

  • Work on damaged National Cathedral begins next week

    The National Cathedral will soon become a construction zone as work begins to repair the damage done by a 2011 earthquake.

  • Major cathedral earthquake repairs start next month

    It\’s been more than two years since a 5.8 magnitude earthquake
    struck in Virginia and caused damage around D.C.

  • Scientists measuring height of Washington Monument

    For the first time in 80 years, scientists are posting equipment at the peak of the Washington Monument to measure the obelisk\’s height.

  • Region ducks and covers during earthquake drill

    The 2011 earthquake that rattled the D.C. region and caused millions of dollars in damage shook the nerves of an area unaccustomed to such temblors. Two years later, a million people participated in a drill to practice how to respond to the next quake.

  • Predicting the next big Virginia quake

    Two years after a major earthquake shook Virginia and Washington, D.C., researchers are still investigating the chance of another major quake in our region.