Category Archives: Earthquakes

Earthquake Damage at McKeldin Library, Univ. of Maryland

Thanks to PJ Grier, SE/A Outreach/Access Coordinator, for sending along this link to photographs of earthquake damage sustained yesterday at the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland.  Click on this URL (http://www.wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2511391) to view a news report of the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Yesterday’s Earthquake

All is returning to normal around here after yesterday’s earthquake and aftershocks.  Fortunately, there have been no injury reports and minimal structural damage.   However, we shouldn’t take this event lightly.  Many folks were quite shaken, some terrified, as they tried … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Region 5.9 Earthquake

While our attention was focused on the potential impact of Hurricane Irene, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Mid-Atlantic region with its epicenter at Mineral, Virginia.  Mineral is about 35 miles from my location in Charlottesville.  I didn’t feel it … Continue reading

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Emergency Access Initiative Activated

An important announcement from the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.   The Emergency Access Initiative is … Continue reading

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