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TBD, August 23, 2011

D.C. earthquake in the Metro: Chaos in the Rosslyn station

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia on Aug. 23. What happened next? Panic and, of course, serious delays on the Metro. TBD On Foot chronicled some of the reactions as they happened. Here's photos of the chaos that affected the Rosslyn Metro station shortly after 4 p.m.

The upper platform of the Rosslyn station was more or less fine, but one look over the railing into the lower platform, where Orange and Blue lines take trains in the direction of Vienna and Franconia-Springfield, was swarmed with bodies.

(Photo: John Hendel | Date: Aug. 23, 2011) of fullscreen mode

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