Engineers Rappelling Down Monument to Inspect

September 28, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Structural

Engineers from WJE have begun the exterior inspection of the Washington Monument, by rappelling down the sides. Click HERE to read more.


Video footage from inside the Washington monument during the Virginia earthquake

September 27, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Images and Videos

The Washington Monument remains closed after damaged sustained during a 5.8 earthquake in August.


Residential & Business Damage

September 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Images and Videos

Images of residences and businesses around the 5.8 Virginia earthquake epicenter region.  All photos taken by Russell Green with GEER. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1...


Louisa County High School Damage

September 2, 2011 by  
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Images of Louisa County High School taken by Russell Green (GEER) the day after the 5.8 earthquake. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2...


Virginia Fault & Geology Maps

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Maps & Records

Three maps with fault and geology of central virginia.  More information and maps can be found at DMME ‘s website.   Fault zones in central Virginia.   Generalized Map representing the Central Virginia Seismic Zone (courtesy of the USGS)    


Preliminary Field Report – Matt Eatherton

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog

Field Notes: Matt Eatherton Notes on people’s responses and reactions The earthquake was on Tuesday, by Wednesday, the Louisa County offices had about 200 reports of damaged buildings.  The Louisa EOC and building inspection department inspected many of those buildings on Wednesday.  A hotline was...


Historic Earthquakes in Virginia and North Carolina

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records

Two maps showing historic seismicity in Virginia and North Carolina. Source: http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/haz/quake.htm Above is a map of earthquake epicenters recorded in North Carolina and portions of adjacent states between 1698 and 1997. Epicenters are shown only for labeled states. Major geologic...


Damage to Fire Station & Gilboa Church

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog

Fire Station Damage –201 1st Street, Mineral, VA (PHOTO CREDIT: Eatherton) The fire fighters described a ripple in the floor during the earthquake.  The fire station was built in three parts.  The back part was built in 1975, the middle part was 1950’s and the front part with the main truck...