Washington Monument Cracked, Temporarily Closed After Earthquake

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM EDT

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Washington Monument Cracked, Temporarily Closed After Earthquake

August 24, 2011 Updated Aug 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM EDT

According to the Washington Post, the Washington Monument remained closed Wednesday after cracks were found at the top of the structure following Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake that was centered in Virginia.

According to the report, a structural engineering team is inspecting the monument.

Read the entire story and watch video at Washingtonpost.com.