Looks like yesterday’s earthquake may have been a joke to the rest of the country, but it did cause some damage.
It appears that the Washington Monument may have suffered some damage. No, it wasn’t tilted like people had reported, but it was cracked at the top. Here’s the technical explanation:
“The crack in one of the stones in the monument’s pyramidium — the pyramid shape at the very top — was detected during an inspection by helicopter.”
Too bad you people planning D.C. trips won’t be able to see the monument. There’s still the MLK memorial, though!