Earthquake on the National Mall

Title

Earthquake on the National Mall

Description

On August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake affected the Washington, DC area and much of the east coast. From its epicenter in Louisa County, Virginia, the unusual quake caused minimal damage. However, the exterior of the Washington Monument had several large cracks that required repair. The National Park Service closed the Monument for safety and the structure was clad in scaffolding until the repairs were completed in May 2014.

Source

National Park Service. View original.

Date

08/23/2011

Coverage

Event Sort Date

20110823

Description

On August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake affected the Washington, DC area and much of the east coast. From its epicenter in Louisa County, Virginia, the unusual quake caused minimal damage. However, the exterior of the Washington Monument had several large cracks that required repair. The National Park Service closed the Monument for safety and the structure was clad in scaffolding until the repairs were completed in May 2014.

Date

08/23/2011

Coverage

2000-present

Source

National Park Service. View original.