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East Coast Quake Closes Down Airports, National Parks & Causes Water Damage To The Pentagon

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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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9 comments to “East Coast Quake Closes Down Airports, National Parks & Causes Water Damage To The Pentagon”

  1. 1

    can you "report" anything correctly? I'm 3 1/2 hours from NYC and cell phones connections have been slim to none.

  2. 2

    oh now you pretend like you give a crap. lol

  3. 3

    You make a big deal out of NOTHING.

  4. 4

    Apparently the Washington Monument is leaning slightly now. This isn't NOTHING, this was pretty scary for an area that never gets hit by earthquakes. STFU

  5. 5

    LMAO all these sensitive east coasters shaken up over a little rumbling and now going to extremes… a magnitude of 5.9 is a pretty good earthquake.. (speaking from someone who lives near the San Andreas fault and was alive in the Great Quake) an Earthquake is nothing to laugh at. However, there were no reports of the monument shifting..LOL. Unfortunatly New York is not as prepared for an Earthquake as many other prone states would be.

  6. 6

    You all cna make fun of this and say what youwnat. but I live 40 mins form DC in Annapolis and shit was scary!!!

  7. 7

    Must have been a little unnerving for those on the East Coast - here in California I slept through the Northridge earthquake. Rather have an earthquake than a hurricane.

  8. 8

    thats a pathetic size for a earthquake and there wasnt even any damage wait till u get a 8.6 then cry …

  9. 9

    Re: eastc0ast – never gets hit by EQ? you have no idea, go pick up a geology book and learn something, pal. btw this eq was tiny.