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Did the Washington Monument Tilt Because of the Earthquake?

The National Park Service says all memorials and monuments on the National Mall have been evacuated and closed after an earthquake struck near the nation's capital. No damage was reported.

The Blaze reported that Fox News said its bureau had received information from a producer saying that a Capitol Hill Police officer was reporting the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake.

Seismologist John Rundle joined host Megyn Kelly on her show and the Washington Times writes that he confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake.

Agency spokesman Jeffrey Olson however now says that there was "absolutely no damage" to the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, or other tourist destinations along the National Mall.

The Park Service says the memorials and monuments, including the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, were evacuated immediately after the quake.

The 5.9 earthquake struck 83 miles southwest of the city Tuesday afternoon, prompting the evacuation of many government buildings.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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