Naval Academy Damaged in East Coast Quake

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    The East Coast quake caused minor damage at the Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity Annapolis.

    Buildings at the Academy were evacuated during the earthquake, but no one was injured and classes soon resumed, officials said.

    • The eighth wing of the midshipmen’s dormitory Bancroft Hall sustained superficial exterior cracks.
    • Memorial Hall had minor paint chip damage.
    • The air conditioning is out at Alumni Hall, and there are cosmetic cracks in the east-side granite.
    • Large cracks and bricks falling from the arch in the weight room at MacDonough Hall.
    • There is a partial power outage in the lab deck of Rickover Hall.
    • The sprinkler system shifted at the Robert Crown Sailing Center, which also has damaged ceiling tiles. First-floor mechanical room equipment shifted from the foundation.

    A full inspection of the Commissary and Navy Exchange found the building to be structurally sound and it was reopened. The Child Daycare Center at Naval Station Annapolis is operating normally.

    The overall routine and mission at the Academy are unaffected, officials said. The power outage at Rickover Hall is not affecting classes.

    The third floor of MacDonough Hall is closed for repairs, officials said.