On August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the National Cathedral. Pinnacles shook, finials broke, and flying buttresses were stressed. With your contributions, encouragement, and strength, the damage has now been stabilized and repairs have begun. Your continuing prayers and support are essential to fully restore and preserve the Cathedral. The Cathedral offers a one-year video update as a token of our thanks »
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Frequently Asked Questions
Read answers to frequently asked questions about the earthquake.
Watch the Earthquake Exhibit video and learn more about the impact of the earthquake and the difficult work of examining and addressing the damage.
Explore the damage and the stabilization and restoration efforts in a collection of photo galleries.