DC Earthquake News
10 Facts About the Washington Monument as It Reopens
The Washington Monument is back in business. After a nearly three-year, $15 million renovation to repair damage caused by the earthquake that shook its foundation in August 2011, the iconic marble tower reopened during a ceremony Monday morning, allowing the first visitors to travel to the top
Bachmann vs. Franken: Minnesota Pols Dish Up Rivalry at 'Hotdish Off'
It can be hard to find a truly bipartisan issue on Capitol Hill these days, but the Minnesota delegation came together today for a cause dear to just about every Minnesotan: hotdish. For the last three years, Sen. Al Franken has been hosting the “Annual...
Jan. 18: D.C. Mayor Barry Arrested 1990
1981 President Carter Retrospective As the 39th President of the United States neared the end of his term in office, Sam Donaldson reflected on the casual, personal moments of Jimmy Carter‘s presidency. Carter moved back to his home state of Georgia upon leaving the White...
Oct. 9: Washington Monument Opens; ‘Black Sox’ Scandal
1888 Washington Monument Opened to Public The planning stage for a monument to honor America’s first president began in 1783. The Washington National Monument Society did not select Robert Mills’ obelisk design until 1836, and construction was not complete until 1884. Following an August 2011...
National Park Service Releases New Earthquake Video; Climbers Will Rappel Down Washington Monument to Survey Damage
Professional climbers will rappel down all four sides of the Washington Monument tomorrow to get a closer look at any exterior damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook D.C in late August. The project is part of the National Park Service’s ongoing damage...
Inside Washington Monument During Quake
Surveillance video shows Aug. 23, 2011 earthquake rattle D.C. tourist attraction
Crane Collapse at National Cathedral
A construction crane fell at the National Cathedral as thunderstorms rolled through the city, but it appears that there were no injuries. The crane was working on repairs to the Cathedral caused by August’s earthquake that rocked Washington DC. Three of the cathedral’s four main...
Earthquake 'Cures' Veteran's Deafness
For Robert Valderzak of Washington, D.C., Tuesday's earthquake was a miracle. Ever since he fell and fractured his skull on Father's Day, 75-year-old Valderzak had suffered severe hearing loss . But after the 5.8 quake, he could hear everything. "It was God's blessing," Valderzak told ABCNews.com,
Sixth Sense? Zoo Animals Sensed Quake Early
While science can't confirm that animals can predict when a natural disaster may strike, evidence has accumulated that suggests they sense something's up well before humans do. Reports have surfaced that animals at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., showed signs of distress seconds before their
Could Third-Party Tremors Result in a 2012 Political Earthquake?
Matthew Dowd, ABC News Analyst reports: In the dog days of summer and in the aftermath of the unusual earthquake to hit the Washington, D.C. area and other parts of the East Coast, maybe it’s time to play a little...