Strong earthquake forces evacuation of U.S. Capitol

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:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/08/23/139888464/video-white-house-capitol-as-earthquake-hits
Thanks to Stephanie Relfe for this link

More articles:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44245009/ns/us_news-life/t/congress-pentagon-other-dc-areas-evacuate-after-quake/?GT1=43001

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/23/washington-area-has-history-earthquakes/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/23/magnitude-58-earthquake-hits-virginia-sends-shockwaves-throughout-east-coast/

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/23/washington-area-has-history-earthquakes/


4 thoughts on “Strong earthquake forces evacuation of U.S. Capitol

  1. Dear Robert: I and a group of friends, who are fans of your page, were very worried for not having it updated in the last eleven days or so, until we found out the reason why. Thanks God we were able to meet the new one. I hope you continue enlightening us with your always deep vision and foresight on what is going on with our world. Sincerely yours, Márcio.

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