Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.
Get ready to rumble. Millions in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill Thursday.
The National Park Service named a Massachusetts contractor Wednesday to repair the Washington Monument’s earthquake damage, though it may take two more months before work begins at the National Mall site.
The United States Geological Survey reports that there was a minor earthquake in eastern Frederick County.
A seismic assessment of the Washington Monument has concluded that it’s “extremely unlikely” another earthquake in the next two millennia will damage the monument any more than last year’s 5.8-magnitude quake.
Odds are, you remember where you were exactly one year ago today. August 23, 2011 is when Maryland was rocked by the largest earthquake in living memory.
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.
Government surveyors have found that the Washington Monument did not sink further into the ground as a result of last year’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
It may have stood up to last summer’s big East Coast earthquake, but the Washington Monument still needs a lot of help.
Last summer’s earthquake damaged buildings up and down the East Coast. Now, one of the most historic buildings is about to be repaired.
Preparing for the unimaginable. After last summer’s Mid-Atlantic earthquake, it’s not much of a stretch.
Washington National Cathedral is opening its central tower, which sustained significant damage during last year’s August earthquake, for one day to visitors.