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Earthquake / East Coast #1000402

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) A moderate earthquake on the East coast at 1:51 PM centered near Mineral, Virginia, featured; maps shown.

(Mineral, Virginia: Sharyl Attkisson) A report from the center of the quake in Mineral presented; scenes shown from the town of minor damages.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Chip Reid) The reaction in Washington to the earthquake featured; scenes shown of evacuated people and from around the city, including the monuments and the Washington National Cathedral. [Three PEOPLE - describe and react to what happened.] The Park Police report on police horses discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The shutdown of the North Anna nuclear plant noted.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) The reaction in New York City to the quake featured; scenes shown of people in the street and the baseball game in Cleveland. [PEOPLE - react.] [Researcher Ernie MAJORS - talks about the physics of the process.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) A statement from FEMA that people should use e-mail and text messages to communicate rather than cell phones quoted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Live discussion held with US Geological Survey's Lucy Jones about the quake. [JONES - describes the central Virginia seismic zone; explains why the energy was transmitted so far along the coast; states there will be smaller aftershocks.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Reid, Chip;
Axelrod, Jim
Duration:
00:08:10

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