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Region ducks and covers during earthquake drill

The 2011 earthquake that rattled the D.C. region and caused millions of dollars in damage shook the nerves of an area unaccustomed to such temblors. Two years later, a million people participated in a drill to practice how to respond to the next quake.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 02:17pm EDT

Tags: earthquake, earthquake drill, Hank Silverberg, Dave Rohrer, Fairfax County government

Va. school construction begins after 2011 quake

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: 2011 earthquake

Mineral still recovering after earthquake

One year ago today the earth shook. In one small Virginia town - the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake - the quake changed life dramatically. WTOP's Hank Silverberg takes a closer look at life in Mineral.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 01:47pm EDT

Tags: earthquake, Hank Silverberg, mineral, Louisa County, earthquake anniversary


What to do during the next earthquake

An earthquake expert who's lived through dozens of temblors reminds the Washington, D.C., region that it could happen again. But hiding in a doorway isn't not be the best way to protect yourself.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:24am EDT

Tags: earthquake, earthquake anniversary, Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center, The Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill

Aftershocks from 2011 quake continue in Va.

Virginia continues to experience aftershocks from last summer's earthquake.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 01:24pm EDT

Tags: U.S. Geological Survey, earthquake,

3.1-mag. shakes Va.; roughly 100th since last summer

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck just outside Mineral, Va. late Sunday night.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 06:44am EDT

Tags: Orange County, Spotsylvania County, earthquake

Small quake rattles central Va., 82nd since last summer

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck central Virginia just after 9:30 Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 02:10pm EST

Tags: mineral, earthquake, magnitude 5.8, magnitude 2