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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: Hank Silverberg, Mineral, Va., mineral, Louisa County, earthquake anniversary

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Inside the Washington Monument during the 2011 quake (VIDEO)

The 5.8-magnitude quake frightened those inside the monument. Watch video from that day.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:59am EDT

Tags: Washington Monument, D.C.,

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 anniversary, Mineral, Va., Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center, The Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill

National Cathedral seeks donations for quake repairs

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake rocked D.C.one year ago Thursday, and today there are still signs of damage at local landmarks, including the National Cathedral.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 09:29am EDT

Tags: National Cathedral, max smith

Quake with 2.4 magnitude shakes Va.

Another earthquake shook Virginia early Tuesday.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 06:42am EDT

Tags: mineral, Louisa County

Minor quake rattles Virginia county

Louisa County has been rattled by another minor earthquake.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 06:40am EDT

Tags: U.S. Geological Survey, Louisa County, mineral

Wash. Monument to stay closed as late as 2014

The 555-foot obelisk at the apex of the National Mall closed for repairs in the wake of the August 2011 earthquake. The Washington Post now reports they could stay closed as late as 2014.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 02:48pm EDT

Tags: Washington Monument,

USGS: Glut of quakes likely manmade, fracking possible cause

Last year saw a sharp rise in 3.0-magnitude quakes or stronger in the U.S. midcontinent, a continuing trend that prompted the U.S. Geological Survey -- the government's main source for Earth sciences -- to investigate the root cause.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: USGS, fracking, quake, Bill Ellsworth, David J. Hayes, Paul D. Shinkman

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