When will the earthquake at Lafayette Science Museum stop?
Posted On July 3, 2021
Posted October 01, 2018 07:57:17 The Lafayetas Science Museum in Louisiana has been shut down since Tuesday after a deadly earthquake.
The earthquake shook the city, damaging buildings, including the Lafayees largest science museum and the LAFayette Science Center, which houses the state’s largest collection of fossils.
The museum reopened just after 9 p.m.
Tuesday, but it was closed for about three hours as the museum’s staff searched for the source of the quake, which hit at 5:48 p.r.m., according to LAFayees website.
It was not immediately clear if there was a cause.
The National Weather Service said the temblor was centered about 35 miles northeast of the city.
The quake was felt in parts of New Orleans, St. Tammany, Baton Rouge and St. Bernard Parish, as well as in New Orleans’ downtown area.
A man wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts is seen inside the Lafaayes Science Museum as crowds gather outside for a sunrise ceremony on September 27, 2019.
LAFAYETAS SCIENCE MUSEUM UPDATE: 6:28 p.c.
A woman wearing a purple t-shirts and black jeans is seen outside the Lava Dome.
A man wearing glasses is seen standing outside the Dome on September 24, 2019, as crowds gathered for a sunset ceremony on Sept. 28, 2019 in St. John the Baptist.
A crowd of about 10,000 people attended a sunrise and sunset ceremony for sunrise ceremonies in St John the Baptist on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2019 at the Lafeayes science museum in Lafée.
Lafayeas main attraction, the Laxayees Science Center on the east side of town, will stay open as long as it’s safe, said Lafee’s Mayor, Mark LaFleur.
The Lafaynees Science and History Museum will stay closed while a new building is built, said LaFleury.
The dome, which opened in 1949, is one of the oldest museums in Louisiana.