August 4, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Small Earthquake Shakes Parts of Maryland

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center reported a small earthquake early Wednesday morning in Howard County. The 2.1-magnitude earthquake occurred near Clarksville, Md. around 2:11 a.m. Some Montgomery County residents took to the neighborhood app Nextdoor to see if anyone besides them felt the vibration. A resident in White Oak wrote, “Did anyone hear what […]

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January 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Joins Relief Chefs in Puerto Rico After Earthquake

Chef José Andrés of Bethesda has once again activated his team of relief chefs at World Central Kitchen to respond to the aftermath of the earthquake in Puerto Rico. Andrés developed World Central Kitchen as a nonprofit that offers free meals to areas struck by natural disasters. World Central Kitchen has sent relief chefs to […]

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October 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 15, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Crews are finishing road repairs at the scene of Tuesday’s water main break at Rockville Pike and Cedar Lane. According to WSSC, all southbound lanes should be open by 8 a.m. today. All northbound lanes are already open. 2. The Maryland […]

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October 14, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

MEMA Announces Annual Earthquake Drill

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is holding its annual “Great ShakeOut” Earthquake Drill on October 15 at 10:15 a.m. The event is self-led and open to the public. The drill covers proper earthquake preparedness and safety techniques. “Though Maryland doesn’t experience frequent high magnitude earthquakes, we have felt a couple in the last few […]

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May 4, 2015 | Aline Barros

Rockville Resident Starts Fundraising Effort to Help People In Nepal (PHOTOS)

UPDATE Rockville resident Namita Acharya will be at the Rockville Town Center fundraising to help Nepal earthquake victims on May 7, 8 and 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Acharya, along with other volunteers, was there on April 30 and May 1 and the group so far raised $1,066. “After each night of fundraising we provide an […]

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April 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rockville Resident Relies on Facebook to Communicate with Family in Nepal (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rockville resident Namita Acharya is the webmaster for the Montgomery County Council but today she is using the web to communicate with her family back home in earthquake ravaged Nepal. In her own words, she tells us how she learned about the devastating earthquake and how her family is doing there today. For more on […]

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