August's earthquake was pretty mild for those of us close to the ground, but at 500 feet up a slight tremor makes for a scary few minutes. The National Park Service has released a few videos from security cameras inside the monument and you can see debris falling and people rushing down the stairs. We've posted one from Fox News, but there are two others on the official site (for the video above the footage starts around 41 seconds). Now that engineers are inspecting/repairing the monument you can also see video of people rappelling down it.
· Video: Inside the Washington Monument as Earthquake Hits [MyFoxDC]
· Video Time Lapse of Washington Monument Inspection [MyFoxDC]
· Washington Monument Earthquake Update [Official Site]