Quake & Shake
Did you feel the earthquake that struck the East Coast, including the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, on Aug. 23? It seemed as if almost everyone had an interesting story to share. Perhaps you heard about some of the events referred in these questions.
1. This Virginia town was five miles from the epicenter (the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake). Many buildings were damaged, including the high school and an elementary school, which will be closed for the rest of the school year. What town is it?
2. Which Washington, DC, landmark was damaged in the quake?
A. Washington National Cathedral
B. Smithsonian Castle
C. Washington Monument
D. All of the above
3. According to the Smithsonian's National Zoo, all 64 members in this flock of birds at the zoo rushed to form a giant huddle just seconds before humans felt the earthquake.
B. Great Blue Herons
C. Scarlet Ibises
D. Snowy Egrets
4. According to Facebook, how many users updated their status using the word "earthquake" within four minutes of the quake.
5. This city (and nearby area) in York County, PA, experienced a microearthquake swarm of more than 600 felt events between 2008-2009. Seismographs recorded at least 23 with magnitudes of 0.8-2.9. What city is it?
C. Seven Valleys
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