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Cracks In the Washington Monument

Almost everyone, including me, felt the shaking of yesterday’s earthquake. I was on my computer at home, when I started to feel light headed, and a little dizzy.

Washington Monument Closed After Cracks Discovered After Earthquake
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I looked up and saw my desk swaying along with the walls in my house. It was a little weird, to say the least. Luckily there was no damage. Apparently, it did some real damage in Washington, D.C., not far from the epicenter of the earthquake, which measured at a 5.8 magnitude.

The Washington Monument remains closed to visitors today as engineers inspect it for crack and other structural problems. According to CNN, Washington’s National Cathedral also was closed after sustaining what its staff described as “substantial damage.” This also included numerous cracks in the building’s limestone blocks and some broken pinnacles on its towers.

There were some people who said that people were over reacting to the earthquake, but I can tell you, it’s something that here in the Albany area, we don’t experience too often, which makes it a little exciting.

We’ve heard about a lot of people’s experiences with this earthquake, but have you ever been in a place where they have them almost on a regular basis?

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