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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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