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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 24 2011 7:53 a.m. MDT

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JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Good to know the Temple is operational still.

BrianS
Martinsburg, WV

OK, I want to know why all the photo captions say the earthquake struck the Midwest and East Coast? It makes it sound like the quake was centered in the Midwest. The earthquake hit the East Coast and was felt as far away as the midwest. Outside of the Mid Atlantic area there was no damage. The East Coast doesn't get enough earthquakes that we want to share it with the Midwest.

I mean, when an earthquake hits California they don't say an earth quake struck the Rocky Mountain region and California, just because it was felt as far away as Colorado.

Just saying...

Eliot
Santaquin, UT

I heard the White House is saying the earthquake occurred along "Bush's Fault".

BP in SG
Santa Clara, UT

Dear Deseret News:

Please make it so we can actually see ALL of the pictures. For the last several months, when you "Click to Enlarge" or "See All 9 Photos" it just blows up the 1 picture and the page, but does NOT display the additional pictures. I can't believe this hasn't been resolved still. Whether in Sports, or other categories, it is always the same.

Thank you for your consideration.

Be Practical
Sandy, UT

BP In SG
I think it must be your computer, I've never had any problems including the 9 they have with this story.

drumboy12
New York, NY

How does an earthquake cause isolated damage to a spire, causing it to break off the top of the building or bend like that?

MoJules
Florissant, MO

Wow, the temple sure looks different without the tips. We have a lot of photos of the DC temple and it really is not the same. Glad no one was hurt.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

@ Brian S

Be glad the reports were wrong.

I suggest you research the New Madrid Fault Line in Southern Missouri and see what happened in the early 1800's (approx 1805 or so). As I recall it went like this:
1- Earthquake Event (according to eye witness reports) caused the Mississippi River to flow north at St. Louis.
2- When it flowed south again, Reel Foot Lake was formed in Northwestern Tennessee. Look at your atlas; it didn't exist before the event.
3- Bells in church steeples in Boston rang during the event.
4- Loss of life was minimal because the area was very sparsely populated.
5- Outside California and the Rocky Mountains, the New Madrid Fault has the largest potential for damage and loss of life of any fault in the United States.

So just be glad it truly wasn't an event of any greater magnitude. My daughter and son-in-law in Delaware were right in the thick of it and it was a frightening experience. The fact it was felt in Chicago doesn't diminish its effect in the East one bit.

"Tell your grandchildren" all about it in a few years.

LBR50
Orem, UT

@Brian S

It may also be helpful to know that parts of the US that seem "east" to those of us living in the west, are referred to as "Midwest" by those who live there. Michiganders consider themselves living in the Midwest. Tradition. Don't take it personally. Remember the east was settled first and Missouri was considered the wild west. It's more of an attitude and life-style than a location, from what I observed, when I lived in NYC.

Knackered
WRIGHTSVILLE, PA

to answer Drumboy12 - it is the height of the buildings and the swaying increasing velocity as the building moves, to kind of cuase a whiplash effect. The National Cathedral lost several gargoyles of stone that were only recently finished. I am 2 hours north of the Temple and we felt it shake but we get a lot of seismic activity on the Pequea Fault just across the Susquehanna River. We didn't take that much notice until the newscasts. Now for the hurricane!

1Infidel
APO, AE

The captions for pictures in this article, like those of the BYU-Utah women's soccer game, are recycled from one to the next, without much care or concern for relevancy or accuracy. The photos here are not dated, so one does not know if they are "before" or "after" shots.

I suppose we can be grateful for pictures, and suffer the cheap unprofessional finished product evident more frequently at the DN.

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