The 2011 Virginia earthquake: What are scientists learning?

  title={The 2011 Virginia earthquake: What are scientists learning?},
  author={J. Wright Horton and Robert A. Williams},
Nearly 1 year ago, on 23 August, tens of millions of people in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada were startled in the middle of their workday (1:51 P.M. local time) by the sudden onset of moderate to strong ground shaking from a rare magnitude (M) 5.8 earthquake in central Virginia. Treating the shaking as if it were a fire drill, millions of workers in Washington, D. C., New York City, and other eastern cities hurriedly exited their buildings, exposing themselves to potentially… CONTINUE READING

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