Virginia earthquake: News and resources


Extent of area affected by earthquake and magnitude. View bigger. (USGS)

More than 122,000 people in 8,269 zip codes and 159 cities responded to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) through its Web site saying they had felt the 5.8 magnitude quake. The USGS received quake reports from Georgia to southern Canada and as far west as Chicago. There have been a total of four aftershocks, since the initial earthquake.

(Coverage is from the Post unless otherwise noted)

Stories

5.8 Virginia earthquake shakes east coast, rattles residents
Earthquake brings to mind panic of 9/11
In Va. seismic zone, an event of rare magnitude
Cellphone service falls short after earthquake
Earthquake damage in D.C. will take time to assess
Mineral, Va., epicenter of earthquake, gets its 15 minutes of fame
After quake, a difficult commute for thousands
What you’re supposed to do when the ground starts to shake

Keep reading for more stories and multimedia...

Quake was a teachable moment
Earthquake shakes up D.C. office workers’ orderly routines

Blogs

The Mineral, VA earthquake of August 23, 2011 (Mountain Beltway, AGU blog - science explainer)
What’s closed on Wednesday
Facebook, Twitter report record earthquake messages

Opinions

Shaken not stirred
“FEMA’s earthquake protocol”
Using the earthquake against Obama
Erik Wemple assesses the media coverage of the quake

Gallieries

5.8 magnitude earthquake shakes D.C.
Photos submitted by readers (submit your own)

Videos

Virgina quake seismic maves march across the U.S. (YouTube)
Earthquake reaction: ‘I’m still shaking a little bit
Earthquake rattles D.C. residents, buildings
Washington Monument inspected for earthquake damage
Forecaster feels earthquake on-air
Quake hits during Chantilly commercial shoot
Earthquake damage in Tysons Corner, Va.
D.C. earthquake shakes White House, Capitol

Chats

Q&A Transcript with Seismologist
Live Q&A today at 11 a.m. with Caltech seismologist

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.

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