Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Did the VA earthquake really damage the Washington Monument?

At 1:51 p.m in Virgina a 5.8 earthquake shook several states including Washington, DC and it's famed Washington Monument.  Even tho the monument is 89 miles northeast of the quake's epicenter the monument did suffer light damage.

Officials say the Washington Monument, the 170-meter obelisk located on the National Mall, is closed indefinitely after cracks were found at the top.  A helicopter inspection discovered a crack near the pyramid-shaped tip after Tuesday's quake and another inspection is planned today.  Meanwhile, it remains closed.

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