Dramatic Video: Inside the Washington Monument During The Earthquake

500 ft. up, this is new video released from the Park Service of the Aug. 23rd quake

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WASHINGTON - Dramatic video from inside the Washington Monument was released Monday by the National Park Service . It shows tourists and Park officers as they react to the shaking of the earthquake.

The service says it does not know when the Monument will reopen, and won’t know more until an assessment is completed in October.

So far, the repairs have cost $207,000.

A rappel team from Alaska will be inspecting all four sides of the Monument early Tuesday morning.

Last month's earthquake caused several cracks to form at the top of the 555-foot monument. It's been closed since the 5.8-magnitude quake struck on Aug. 23