23 Aug 11 – An unusually strong earthquake struck central Virginia today, forcing evacuation of hundreds of thousands.
The magnitude 5.8 temblor, which forced evacuation of the Capitol, the Pentagon, and offices from Washington D.C. to New York, was felt all the way up and down the U.S. East Coast.
“A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral said at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower appears to be leaning,” said Fox News.
And according to MSNBC, the quake was the third strongest along the East Coast in recorded history. Charleston, S.C., was hit by a 7.3 in 1886 and Giles County, Va., saw a 5.9 in 1897.
According to Alan Caruba, Washington, DC is right above three faults…the George Bush Fault, the Tea Party Fault, and the “Ain’t My” Fault.
See several videos:
Note how many secret service agents were already on the roof of the White House in the first video:
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link