Minor 2.4-Magnitude Quake Rattles Town Of 2011 Quake’s Epicenter
MINERAL, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Louisa County has been rattled by another minor earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.4-magnitude earthquake occurred around 12:43 a.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was 6 miles southeast of Mineral.
Mineral was the earthquake’s epicenter.
No damage has been reported from the latest temblor.
The region has experienced dozens of aftershocks since a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Aug. 23, 2011. The first four, of the magnitudes 2.8, 2.2, 4.2 and 3.4, occurred within 12 hours of the main shock. The largest aftershock occurred just over 24 hours after the initial shock, carried a magnitude of 4.5, and was could be felt as far away as New England.
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