There was no serious damage to structures within the five boroughs from Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake, but what if a stronger quake hit?
New Yorkers are shaking it off. A day after the most powerful quake in decades rattled New Yorkers, frayed nerves are giving way to laughs and “where were you whens.”
New York shook, rattled and rolled Tuesday afternoon following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in Virginia and rolled its way across the Northeast, hitting Washington, DC and swayed buildings in the city.
Tuesday’s earthquake that rattled Washington D.C. and snaked its way up the East Coast forced the evacuation of City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his staff were rushed outside by police security.
Like several other New Yorkers, we felt the Earthquake. Where were you when it happened?
An earthquake in Virgina has shook people all the way up the East coast, including New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, and beyond.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T say their networks were congested as the quake sent people scrambling for the phones.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko called his tour of Indian Point “very good.”
The outside of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan looks as it always does, calm. On the inside, it’s a different story.
AmeriCares president Curt Welling told reporters that the third delivery of medical and hygiene supplies is now on it’s way from Toyko to Sendai.
“Well, I have, for all of my tenure, believe that Indian Point should not be there and should not be recertified,” says Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef.
Lamont-Doherty Observatory officials say the worst case scenario would be a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
Realtors say that while some are concerned the Indian Point nuclear plant has had no effect on the real estate market in Buchanan.
One of the 33 Chilean miners whose dramatic rescue was broadcast worldwide is touring the U.S. to call attention to the suffering of earthquake victims.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is making a top priority of reviewing the Indian Point power plant located north of New York City near a geologic fault line.