In the area of Washington are still ongoing tremors, aftershocks are strong earthquake on August 23. As reported by the U.S. Geological Survey, since it was recorded in a total of seven tremors of magnitude 2.2 to 4.5. In Washington itself, none of them felt.
What happened on Tuesday earthquake has affected almost all the U.S. East Coast. Its epicenter was 135 kilometers south-west of Washington, and the magnitude was 5.8. Experts of the U.S. Geological Survey can not yet say with certainty what to expect local residents in the near future. They estimate that aftershocks may last up to several weeks, according to ITAR-TASS.
August 23 earthquake was the strongest on the East Coast of the U.S. since the Second World War, and in the Washington DC area — the most powerful in more than 100 years. Fortunately, from the disaster no one was hurt, but in the capital, in particular, were damaged building of the National Cathedral and the train station, the cracks were discovered in the monument to George Washington.