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Eco-photos of the week: Aug. 21-27

By: Catie Leary on Aug. 25, 2011, 7:31 p.m.
Scott Hambrick, left, and Chris Hartman, right, survey the damage done to a home after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the small town of Mineral, Va.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Surveying quake damages

Scott Hambrick (left) and Chris Hartman survey the damage after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the small town of Mineral, Va., on Aug. 23.

The surprising quake was felt along the East Coast of the United States, shutting down nuclear plants and damaging historic landmarks. Reports of the quake extended into the New England region and even as far south as Georgia.