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East Coast Quake

The Takeaway

Measure The East Coast Earthquake's Intensity in Your Location

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Yesterday's earthquake, centered in Virginia, shook communities up and down the East Coast. In Washington D.C., it damaged the National Cathedral. In New York, it gave thousands of office workers a late lunch break. What did it do in your neighborhood? All day on our show, we heard responses from listeners giving us their own earthquake story. But now with the help of our friends at Mobile Commons, you can also tell the level of severity of the quake in your zip code. 

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WNYC News

Indian Point, Area Nuclear Plants Report No Damage After Quake

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The 5.8 earthquake that rattled the East Coast did not damage the area’s nuclear power plants – including Indian Point in upstate New York, Federal and utility officials say. But critics contend the unusually powerful quake for the region should be a wake-up call.

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WNYC News

Newer City Buildings Withstand Quake, Older Ones Are Cause for Concern

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Structural engineers and architects said some of the city’s older buildings are not reinforced, and a stronger quake than the one that rocked the city  Tuesday could have caused major damage.

Where Were You When the Earthquake Hit? Tell us!

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WNYC News

Explainer: Did Hydrofracking Have Anything to Do With the East Coast Quake?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Many commenters wondered if there were hydrofracking operations near the Virginia-based epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. The answer is "No," but possible links between natural gas drilling and seismic activity are still being explored.

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Features

'Twitter Watch' Aggregates Tweets from Broadway Insiders

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

For Broadway fans interested in what's happening behind the red velvet curtain, waiting at the stage door may no longer be necessary. Through its new feature "Twitter Watch," the Web site Broadway World has aggregated the tweets of 100 theater stars, producers and critics who are active on Twitter.

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WNYC News

Survey: Where Were You When the Earthquake Hit?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Buildings in New York City shook briefly Tuesday afternoon as an earthquake originating in Virginia rattled the ground throughout the East Coast. Did you think it was an earthquake or something else? Tell us what you thought.

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It's A Free Country ®

Politics Reporters Race to Tweet Earthquake Jokes, Outlets Race to Cover Tweets

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

There was an earthquake all up and down the East Coast. Everyone tweeted about it! Some of them were even clever.

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WNYC News

Earthquake Tremors Shake City, Felt Throughout Northeast

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Buildings in New York City shook briefly Tuesday afternoon as an earthquake originating in Virginia rattled the ground throughout the East Coast.

Did you feel the earthquake tremors? Tell us!

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