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  • Derailment blast didn't register on earthquake monitors

    Though some compared the explosion that followed Tuesday's CSX train derailment in Rosedale to the earthquake that rattled the region in 2011, it did not register on U.S. Geological Survey monitors. That is according to data from the National Earthquake...
  • Six aftershocks since Tuesday quake

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:What hurricane? I’m still thinking about earthquakes. Seismologists have recorded six aftershocks near the Mineral, Va. epicenter of Tuesday’s magnitude 5.8 tremor. A magnitude 2.8 shake followed the initial quake...
  • How big was Tuesday's quake?

     
    If you've never experienced an earthquake before - and most people on the East Coast haven't - Tuesday's shaker was HUGE. It shook things that aren't ever supposed to shake, and rattled us in every sense of the word. We......
  • A month's rain in a week

     
    The slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee continued to unload on Maryland Wednesday morning, pushing rivers ands creeks toward flood stage, inundating many roadways and slowing the morning commute to a crawl. Barely a week into the new month and........
  • Earthquake in Virginia rattles Baltimore and the East Coast

    Earthquake in Virginia rattles Baltimore and the East Coast
    A frightening earthquake jolted Baltimore and much of the East Coast on Tuesday, shaking buildings and rattling nerves. Thousands of people streamed from offices and homes into the afternoon sunshine, stunned by a phenomenon more commonly associated...
  • 5.8 earthquake felt in Bel Air, throughout region

    The 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Virginia that was felt in Harford County and the region Tuesday afternoon didn't cause any significant damage in the area. But it touched off a whirlwind of activity and excitement. A strong tremor, lasting around 10...
  • Baltimore County hit by 5.8 magnitude earthquake

    A 5.8 magnitude earthquake emanating out of Virginia hit Baltimore County and much of the East Coast shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, shaking large buildings and causing Baltimore County government buildings to be evacuated. No significant...
  • A tremor in the earth and the psyche

    A tremor in the earth and the psyche
    Well, that was different. It's not every day that the Mid-Atlantic experiences a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, but that 10 seconds of shake, rattle and roll you felt this afternoon wasn't a train, a hurricane or the sound of budget negotiations in...
  • Geologists could be studying reasons behind earthquake for years

    Geologists could be studying reasons behind earthquake for years
    Geologists say Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Central Virginia released forces that have probably been building for tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of years. And the event may not be over. "Aftershocks are always a possibility, and they're...
  • Earthquake shakes up Laurel

    Bernard Worrell, PNC Bank vice president, left his Main Street office shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday to grab a bite to eat at a Route 1 restaurant. Worrell said he was sitting at a table in the restaurant when all of a sudden, the whole place started to...
  • Towson reacts to earthquake: 'Unnerving ... few moments' create a day of memories

    Towson reacts to earthquake: 'Unnerving ... few moments' create a day of memories
    Mark Armstrong, co-owner of Towson Framing Gallery, was upstairs in the Finkelstein building in the 400 block of York Road pricing some molding samples on Tuesday when, "I heard this big rush," he said. "It sounded like wind and a rat-a-tat-tat like...
  • Aftershock: 4.5 magnitude earthquake felt overnight in Baltimore

    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday's 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. Some Baltimore area residents reported via Facebook...