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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Hurriquake: Footprint of Hurricane Irene and earthquake onslaught in Washington, D.C. region

One week. The largest earthquake in the region in 100+ years. 19 after shocks. Up to a foot of rain. 40-70 mph wind gusts.

These images tell the story.


20 earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 2.0 to 5.8 rattled central Virginia in the past week. ( USGS )


Hurricane Irene rainfall ranging from less than 1” in western Virginia to one foot in southern Maryland. ( National Weather Service )


The magnitude of earthquakes in central Virginia over time (the last week). The intensity of the tremors has gradually decayed. ( Mountain Beltway blog, Callan Bentley )

Hurricane Irene peak wind gusts ranging from 40-45 mph in northwest Va. to 65 to 70 mph in southern Md. ( National Weather Service )
Aren’t you glad this seven day stretch is behind us?

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