Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Quake centered in Virginia was felt all over the state.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
PennDOT bridge inspectors in each of the agency’s 11 districts are doing precautionary inspections of bridges around the state after Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake that was centered near Richmond, VA. “We have no reason to believe the Virginia earthquake caused major damage to any state roadways or bridges,” said Scott Christie, PennDOT’s deputy secretary for highway administration, in a statement. “But to err on the side of caution, we are assessing those bridges that could be susceptible to quake damage.” The first bridges to be inspected are those that are at least 200 feet or longer and at least 60-feet high. PennDOT started these inspections yesterday and will continue through at least today. In Berks County, police closed the …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This isn't the first time effects from an earthquake have been felt in Pennsylvania.
As she checked out of the Cranberry Public Library on Tuesday, Mary McCullough, of Zelienople, was shocked when she learned tremors from a 5.8 magnitude centered in Virginia were felt in Cranberry. “No way,” she said. She wasn’t the only one in disbelief. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake occurred around 2 p.m. about 3.7 miles below the surface of the earth. Its impact could be felt from North Carolina to New York. And while many readers commented on the Cranberry Patch Facebook page that they felt the earth tremble, a whole host of others said they had no idea anything unusual had occurred. Dave Botyko, an engineer from Frederick, MD, who is working temporarily at the Westinghouse Electric Company headquarters in …
Our sister Patch site in Virginia is near the center of the afternoon earthquake's impact.
Cranberry reports no damage from the earthquake that shook the area just before 2 p.m.
Cranberry Township manager Jerry Andree thought he was imagining things when he saw the water glass in front of him vibrate. He wasn’t. Cities up and down the east coast, including Cranberry, were feeling aftershocks from a powerful 5.8 magnitude quake centered around Fredericksburg, VA, where Fredericksburg Patch reported that numerous buildings shook and authorities evacuated buildings on the campus of the University of Mary Washington. The quake's impact Tuesday afternoon was felt as far south as North Carolina and as far north as New York. The U.S. Geological Survey reported it occurred at 1:51 p.m., about 3.7 miles feet below the surface of the earth. Throughout Western Pennsylvania, the earthquake prompted countless inquiries to …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Girl Scout Troop 20074 raises money to help earthquake and tsunami victims after disasters strike their homeland.
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 20074 is raising funds for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan by making and selling small painted “Rock Buddies.” The Girl Scouts gathered, cleaned, painted and decorated the rocks on April 1. The artwork now is available for a donation. The troop includes girls ages 5 and 6. Folks who wish to purchase the artwork may contribute as much as they like. All money from the sale of the Rock Buddies will be sent to the Girl Scouts of Japan Relief Effort. Troop leader Jennifer Richart said she wanted the girls to experience helping others in need. "As the troop leader, I teach my girls that through serving others we realize who we are," she said. "I want their first response not to be, 'Oh that’s terrible,' when tough …