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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2011
Local and federal officials Tuesday offered some tips people can follow to help them deal with the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rumbled through the region Tuesday afternoon. Hagerstown Fire Chief W. Kyd Dieterich said residents can check for obvious problems around their homes, like water or gas leaks. Any homeowner who detects a gas leaks is advised to call 911, Dieterich said. Columbia Gas of Maryland was checking its system Tuesday afternoon to see if the quake caused any damage, company spokeswoman Rachel Ford said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2011
A Boonsboro High School graduate was in Japan when the massive earthquake hit the country Friday. Kevin Hoover, a 29-year-old English teacher, has been keeping in touch with his parents in Washington County through Skype, the man's father said Sunday. Hoover was teaching his students in a third-floor building in Fujisawa when the building began to shake violently during the earthquake, said his father, Geary Hoover. Kevin Hoover had his students hide under their desks as items began flying around the room, and he eventually directed them to exit the structure, his father said.
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Lisa Prejean | August 25, 2011
The first day of school at Heritage Academy, where I teach, was uneventful. The students were excited to be back to see their friends. The teachers handed out books and assignments. We talked about all the wonderful things we would learn this year. The day ended and we went home. We were all set for a repeat the next day. However, there was a slight hiccup in that plan. The second day, which for the students at our school was Tuesday, began relatively the same as the first.
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By CAITLIN KELCH | September 11, 2011
Editor's note: Caitlin Kelch is a marketing coordinator and analyst in The Herald-Mail digital department who was living and working in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. What follows is her account of that day and the impact the terrorist attacks have on her life 10 years later. --- To me, there is something deceiving about a beautiful late summer day. As summer ends, the skies take on a pristine blue shine on sunny days and the light appears nearly golden. This is when I start to get nervous.
NEWS
July 18, 2010
Police: Wanted man flees on foot after traffic stop Pizzeria owner, son have signed contracts for possible TV show Fire destroys home on George Street Earthquake's effects felt in Tri-State area 'Sunshine' was one 'tough cookie' to the end
NEWS
April 10, 2010
The Children's Church Group of Calvary Temple collected $120 in a three-week period to help the families in Haiti who were affected by the earthquake earlier this year. The church is at 147 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport.
NEWS
August 4, 2004
Wednesday, Aug. 4 9 p.m. on the Discovery Channel "Oakland Bay Bridge" Perhaps you remember pictures of the big hole in the roadway of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that was caused by the 1989 earthquake. After that, the state of California decided to replace the landmark span with an "earthquake-proof" New Bay Bridge. Along with the engineering challenges, the cost has turned out to be a problem. 10 p.m. on PBS "Great Performances" The 2004 Olympics begin next week, but the celebration in Athens is already under way. Tonight, to open the Hellenic Festival of the arts, Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic and pianist Daniel Barenboim at the seat of the ancient city.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH and HEATHER KEELS | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2011
James Greenfield was lying in bed when Tuesday's earthquake rocked his fourth-floor apartment at The Dagmar on Summit Avenue in Hagerstown. "There were two separate shakes and neither one of them were slouches," Greenfield said. "The whole bed was rocking. I didn't know what it was at first, then turned on CNN and found that an earthquake hit. " Greenfield said he rushed outside because he didn't feel safe in his apartment. The preliminary magnitude 5.8 quake was reported at 1:51 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.
OPINION
August 24, 2011
So that was an earthquake, huh? I'd never experienced one before, so as the Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler Clippard said, scratch that one off the bucket list. I was in my home office penning a marvelous piece of prose for Sunday and had just gotten up for a soda when the mobile home rocked on its blocks, or whatever it is that it's resting on. Being unfamiliar with quakes, I didn't understand what had just happened, and as such, the event didn't process. I would have ignored it, except that Beth had it pegged for an earthquake right away.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2011
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia Tuesday afternoon sent shock waves to Franklin County and beyond. It lasted less than 30 seconds, but in that short time the quake rattled dishes, shook the ground and knocked pictures off walls. "My cabinets were shaking and the floor was moving. It felt like something hit the building," said Nathan Rotz, president of Innernet Inc., of Chambersburg. His office is on the second floor of Kerrstown Square on Main Street in Chambersburg.
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July 16, 2013
A small earthquake was recorded in Franklin County, Pa., late Monday by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center. A 2.1-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 11:58 p.m. in what the U.S. Geological Survey's system calls Guilford Siding. That area, which is believed to refer to Guilford Township, is six miles north of Waynesboro. No residents reported to the center that they felt the earthquake, geophysicist John Bellini said. This type of earthquake would typically last a second or two, and could be felt, Bellini said.
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By CAITLIN KELCH | September 11, 2011
Editor's note: Caitlin Kelch is a marketing coordinator and analyst in The Herald-Mail digital department who was living and working in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. What follows is her account of that day and the impact the terrorist attacks have on her life 10 years later. --- To me, there is something deceiving about a beautiful late summer day. As summer ends, the skies take on a pristine blue shine on sunny days and the light appears nearly golden. This is when I start to get nervous.
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Lisa Prejean | August 25, 2011
The first day of school at Heritage Academy, where I teach, was uneventful. The students were excited to be back to see their friends. The teachers handed out books and assignments. We talked about all the wonderful things we would learn this year. The day ended and we went home. We were all set for a repeat the next day. However, there was a slight hiccup in that plan. The second day, which for the students at our school was Tuesday, began relatively the same as the first.
OPINION
August 24, 2011
So that was an earthquake, huh? I'd never experienced one before, so as the Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler Clippard said, scratch that one off the bucket list. I was in my home office penning a marvelous piece of prose for Sunday and had just gotten up for a soda when the mobile home rocked on its blocks, or whatever it is that it's resting on. Being unfamiliar with quakes, I didn't understand what had just happened, and as such, the event didn't process. I would have ignored it, except that Beth had it pegged for an earthquake right away.
BREAKINGNEWS
August 23, 2011
At 1:51 p.m. Tuesday, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt through the Tri-State area and as far north as Rhode Island and New York City. Where were you, and what did you feel in the Tri-State area? The Herald-Mail would like to hear your story. Just post it below along with your name:
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2011
Local and federal officials Tuesday offered some tips people can follow to help them deal with the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rumbled through the region Tuesday afternoon. Hagerstown Fire Chief W. Kyd Dieterich said residents can check for obvious problems around their homes, like water or gas leaks. Any homeowner who detects a gas leaks is advised to call 911, Dieterich said. Columbia Gas of Maryland was checking its system Tuesday afternoon to see if the quake caused any damage, company spokeswoman Rachel Ford said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH and HEATHER KEELS | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2011
James Greenfield was lying in bed when Tuesday's earthquake rocked his fourth-floor apartment at The Dagmar on Summit Avenue in Hagerstown. "There were two separate shakes and neither one of them were slouches," Greenfield said. "The whole bed was rocking. I didn't know what it was at first, then turned on CNN and found that an earthquake hit. " Greenfield said he rushed outside because he didn't feel safe in his apartment. The preliminary magnitude 5.8 quake was reported at 1:51 p.m., according to the United States Geological Survey.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2011
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia Tuesday afternoon sent shock waves to Franklin County and beyond. It lasted less than 30 seconds, but in that short time the quake rattled dishes, shook the ground and knocked pictures off walls. "My cabinets were shaking and the floor was moving. It felt like something hit the building," said Nathan Rotz, president of Innernet Inc., of Chambersburg. His office is on the second floor of Kerrstown Square on Main Street in Chambersburg.
NEWS
May 2, 2011
North Hagerstown High School students will raise money Wednesday for victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Students will accept donations at the gate during the Rick Hill Track Meet at North High and will wait on spectators for concession orders in exchange for tips for the relief effort. The meet, in which North High hosts South High every other year, honors a donor who helped complete North High’s track at Mike Callas Stadium. It will begin at 5 p.m.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2011
A Boonsboro High School graduate was in Japan when the massive earthquake hit the country Friday. Kevin Hoover, a 29-year-old English teacher, has been keeping in touch with his parents in Washington County through Skype, the man's father said Sunday. Hoover was teaching his students in a third-floor building in Fujisawa when the building began to shake violently during the earthquake, said his father, Geary Hoover. Kevin Hoover had his students hide under their desks as items began flying around the room, and he eventually directed them to exit the structure, his father said.
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