UPDATED: 7:32 a.m., Thursday:

School closure

Some schools — including many in Prince George’s — along with landmarks and other buildings remain closed after the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the D.C. region on Tuesday. Here are some of the closings and re-openings around the area.


The Washington Monument remains closed indefintely while cracks are repaired.

The National Cathedral is closed at least until Saturday while damage is assessed on the exterior of the building.

The Smithsonian museums have reopened, but the Smithsonian Castle will remain closed Thursday.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in Old Town Alexandria will remain closed through the weekend as crews repair a quake-damaged chimney.


In Prince George’s County, 32 schools will remain closed on Thursday for structural inspections. They are:

Andrew Jackson Academy, Apple Grove Elementary, Barack Obama Elementary, Beltsville Academy, Berwyn Heights Elementary, Bradbury Heights Elementary, Carole Highlands Elementary,   Charles Herbert Flowers High, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High, Ernest Everett Just Middle School, Forestville Military Academy, Gaywood Elementary, Greenbelt Elementary, Hyattsville Elementary, John H. Bayne Elementary, Langley Park-McCormick Elementary, Margaret Brent School, Avalon at Middleton Valley Elementary, Northwestern High, Oakcrest Elementary, Overlook Elementary, Oxon Hill Elementary, Port Towns Elementary, Potomac High, Robert R. Gray Elementary, Rogers Heights Elementary, Suitland Elementary, Surrattsville High, Thomas Pullen Performing Arts, William Paca Elementary, William Wirt Middle School, Yorktown Elementary.

At least 123 of D.C.’s 125 school buildings are expected to be open on Thursday, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Wednesday afternoon. School Without Walls will be closed Thursday, and Bancroft Elementary is still in question. For more information, go to D.C. Schools Insider.

This story has been updated.