Thu August 23, 2012
One Year Anniversary Of Major Earthquake
Today marks the one year anniversary of a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit several states, including Ohio.
The center of the quake was located in Northern Virginia, causing damage to some prominent structures in Washington D-C. National Cathedral spokesperson Richard Weinberg describes how the damage occurred.
(all of that seismic energy just went up up up and like a whipping motion cracked at the top)
The Smithsonian Castle sustained significant damage in the earthquake and spokesperson John Gibbons says while the building has been secured, it has yet to be fully repaired.
(the castle was built in 1855 out of red sandstone, a large stone building with a lot of tall thin things like chimneys and decorative pediments that aren't meant to move)
The Washington Monument was cracked during the quake that was also felt all along the East Coast.