Purple Diary

[August 23 2011]

5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast and New York

A picture of the Rockfeller center (Wishdom and Knowledge Shall Be The Stability of Thy Times) the day a 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes New York. Limited damage reported near the quake’s epicenter in Virginia, where a nearby nuclear power plant was taken offline. Apparently the situation is under control. Dominion Virginia Power said both reactors at North Anna plant, less than 20 miles from the epicenter, shut down after the first tremors. Amanda Reidelbach, an emergency management spokeswoman for Louisa County, said the plant vented steam, but there was no release of radioactive material.

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