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Washington Monument May Be Tilting, Stones Fall Off Washington National Cathedral After Strong and Shallow 5.9 Earthquake


“(AP) – A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower appears to be leaning.

The pinnacles are the top stones on the cathedral’s towers.

Richard Weinberg, director of communications for the cathedral, said the cathedral has been evacuated and stone masons are assessing the damage.

The Washington National Cathedral is an Episcopal Church landmark in the capital. Located in the northwest quadrant of the city near foreign embassies and the vice president’s residence, the gothic-like structure is among the tallest in the city. It’s historically been the site of funerals and memorials for presidents and statesmen.” Source.

FNC reports Washington Monument may be tilting from quake jolt – “A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Richmond, Virginia and felt as far as New York City and New England. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer saying that a Captiol Hill Police officer says that the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake.Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out. Two nuclear reactors have reportedly been taken off line near the epicenter of the earthquake.” Read more.

Cracks Discovered in Washington Monument – “Cracking was found in the stones at the top of the Washington Monument Tuesday evening, the National Park Service reported. The National Park Service temporarily closed the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Old Post Office Tower as a precaution following Tuesday’s earthquake. The cracking in the Monument was discovered during a secondary inspection. Structural engineers will evaluate the cracks Wednesday and determine how to repair them before the Monument is reopened.” Read more.

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  1. 08/23/2011 at 4:46 PM

    I wonder if Obama got the message – do not mess with Jerusalem or Israel

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  2. 08/23/2011 at 5:15 PM

    We need to prepare for more earthquakes as Planet X (aka Niburu) gets closer to Planet Earth.

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  3. ICA
    08/23/2011 at 7:17 PM

    Obama is heavy on ignorance, light on acumen. Planet X is heavy on fiction, light on science. :)

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  4. 08/23/2011 at 10:41 PM

    Song X for Planet X?

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  5. ICA
    08/23/2011 at 11:09 PM

    Very cool, excellent tune!

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  6. 08/23/2011 at 11:32 PM

    Only 21 with his whole life ahead of him,
    Thinking about the friends he had,
    Now that they’re six feet under,
    Paying the price for a blunder,
    Can you feel his pain; it’s crashing like thunder.
    But he rolls on, the gun by his side,
    The bullet in the chamber and the fear he can’t hide,
    Another punk sucker steps into the focus,
    Making him disappear, with a little hocus-pocus.
    Just another punk sucker from the boulevard farm.
    Your mind is blind, and your eyes can’t see.
    My silence, bred violence as I sit here on the inside
    Deceived, taking for granted the air that I breathed,
    Names carved deep inside these time scared walls,
    What’s up boo?
    Step up; check in, you better start praying, Is it your time to fall?

    Nothing in common with “Planet X”…except the “X”, I suppose.

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  7. ICA
    08/23/2011 at 11:38 PM
  8. Anonymous
    08/24/2011 at 1:04 PM

    It’s kind of a bummer that comet Elenin got thrown in with all of this Nibiru nonsense. The comet may very well be a bonafide “sign in the heavens” as it appears during the feast days. However, many are probably not going to consider that possibility due to the Planet X silliness.

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