D.C. earthquake 2011 one-year anniversary: Where were you?

The Aug. 23, 2011 earthquake caused damage throughout the Washington area. Photo: Brian Gillooly

It was one year ago today - at 1:51 p.m., precisely - that the ground shook.

The magnitude-5.8 earthquake that rocked the greater Washington area and the East coast certainly caused widespread damage totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

However, the personal stories of what residents felt -{ } many for the first time in their lives - really told the tale of what happened on Aug. 23, 2011.

We want you to recall where you were and what you felt and saw at 1:51 p.m. that day by adding it to our interactive map. Here are the instructions on how to participate:

1) Right-click on this link and open it in a new window: The D.C. quake, one year later

2) Click the red "EDIT" button on the left side of the page.

3) On the map, itself, use the Zoom In/Zoom Out bar to zero in on your spot.

4) In the top left corner of the map, click the button that looks like an upside-down teardrop and drag the marker to where you want to place it on the map. Click to confirm the placemark.

5) The map will prompt you to enter a description. You can simply tell us which intersection it is or you can explain why. Be as short or as long as you want!

6) Click "OK," then "SAVE" on the left side of the screen. Your placemark has been saved and will appear in the map above! Thanks for participating.

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