By Geneva Sands - 08/24/11 04:18 PM EDT
You can watch the white House shake as the earthquake hit Washington, D.C. in the CBS News video.
For the latest earthquake coverage click here.
There were initial reports that the Washington Monument was tilting and the U.S. Park Police made a survey of the monuments in Washington by helicopter and found no serious damage.
A subsequent inspection by the National Park Service however detected cracks at the top of the Washington Monument.
The monument is temporarily closed for further inspection, according to the National Park Service.
Watch below to see the Washington Monument being inspected for damage by helicopter Tuesday.