Yes indeed, that was an aftershock of 4.5 magnitude that you felt at 1:07 a.m. We also have today’s school and landmark closings at that link. More cracks were found in the Washington Monument, and further exploration of that tantalizing information that the animals at the National Zoo felt the quake before we humans did. Also, damage at the National Cathedral will cost millions to fix, as reporter Michelle Boorstein describes in this video.
In other news: A Wheaton-based rabbi who called himself the Jewish Indiana Jones for daring rescues of Torahs supposed lost during the Holocaust was indicted on two counts of mail and wire fraud. A teenager was sentenced to life plus 40 years for a vicious and spur-of the-moment beating of a middle-aged couple as they were out for an early-morning walk in 2009.
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