8/23/2011 3:45 PM ET |
Filed under: Etc.
This is insane!!! We just hope this is the worst of it. Fingers-crossed for no aftershocks!
We've got a few more details to share about the earthquake that just shook most of the East Coast. Washington D.C. and Virginia, where it originated, got the worst of it and at present, all national monuments and parks have been evacuated and closed, though officials say that they are "stable"
The most damage reported was to the center tower of the National Cathedral, the highest point of the city. Three pinnacles have broken off, but there have been no reports of injury. The Pentagon also suffered some damage with a "considerable amount" of water flooding two corridors after a pipe burst.
As for cities farther north, several Manhattan skyscrapers have been evacuated and cell phone service has been disrupted all over New York City. Most of the major airports have canceled their flights for today and closed down completely.
This must've been so terrifying for them! Please everyone stay safe!
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