Office workers gather on the sidewalk in downtown Washington, D.C., moments after a 5.9 magnitude tremor shook the nation's capitol Tuesday. The earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Savannah, Ga.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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WASHINGTON — There was a crack in the Washington Monument, and capstones were broken at the National Cathedral. In the District of Columbia suburbs, some people stayed in shelters because of structural concerns at their apartment buildings.