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Earthquake Rocks The Capitol

August 23, 2011 by  

At about 2 p.m. EDT the Pentagon and several buildings on Capitol Hill were evacuated due to an apparent earthquake, according to a USA Today article. The quake cased disturbances throughout the northeast and caused JFK International Airport to be shut down, according to Fox News.

The magnitude-5.9 earthquake reportedly occurred in central Virginia, about 83 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. According to a Wall Street Journal post, the earthquake could be felt as far away as New York City. Seismologists for the U.S. Geological survey have said that this is a very large magnitude earthquake for the area, and the waves traveled great distances because of the makeup of the Earth’s crust in the northeastern portion of the United States.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Raggs

    The timing could have been better.

  • Bruce

    I have two words one date and one thought,
    Two words, New Madrid,
    One date, 21 XII 2012,
    One thought, Can you say the end of a cycle of evil is coming.

    • Bruce

      Oh and yes the waves from this one today could be felt all the way to Atlanta. So thats two earth quakes in one day that the media has admited to this year as in 2011. So that only leave just about 250 earth quakes they have not reported on in the US alone in 2011.
      Nore have they reported on the Northern Lights as far south as Denver, nore have they reported on the gulf stream at a dead stand still in the Alantic. Note the storm paths so far this year all have just stayed over very warm gulf water’s then went straigh over Mexico they are not following the gulf stream as they should.
      Don’t you just wish the presstitutes would ever tell you anything of value rather than when Obama wipped his ass as no one cares other than Chris Mathews.

  • s c

    From everything I’ve heard about today’s quake, most moves taken by various agencies were precautionary, and there were no reports of injuries or deaths. It seems to safe to say that that part of the country will be able to shrug off this minor blip on life’s radar.
    If you look, you’ll see that all of the rats who were in the Washington area are still there. It will take much more than a minor eatthquake to make Washington’s rats vacate the location.

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