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Minor earthquake reported in Virginia

Posted August 30, 2013

LOUISA, Va. (AP) - The Labor Day weekend is getting off to a shaky start in Louisa County.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude-2.3 earthquake struck in the county at 12:27 a.m. Friday. The epicenter was 6 miles south-southwest of Louisa, or about 215 miles from Raleigh.

No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

In 2011, the county was struck by a magnitude-5.8 earthquake.

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  • betsyharris Aug 30, 2013

    Addendum: from http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/magnitude-2-3-earthquake-in-virginia/ : "A magnitude 2.3 earthquake struck Louisa, Virginia, on May 15, 2013 at 7:01am local time." Note the date.

  • betsyharris Aug 30, 2013

    ANOTHER 2.3 quake in the same spot as a May 15,2013 tremor of the exact same magnitude? Did an old story get reposted by AP by mistake?

  • froggygirl Aug 30, 2013

    And didn't they pick a great location for a nuclear power plant!

  • Obamacare for everyone Aug 30, 2013

    If there's an earthquake and no one feels it, is it really an earthquake?

  • anti-Hans Aug 30, 2013

    My thoughts exactly on flying through Baltimore. Need to make other connections in the future.

  • wjcspanteach Aug 30, 2013

    hey...I am disappointed...where are the "sign of the times" end of times people today?

  • SomewhereLeftOfRTP Aug 30, 2013

    "I was in the Baltimore airport again Weds flying back from Boston, thinking the last time I made this trip I felt the earthquake and they evacuated the airport. Was glad there was not a repeat - and then I read this :)"

    Clearly, you need to stop flying through Baltimore.

  • Snakebite Survivor Aug 30, 2013

    Must be a slow news day. A 2.3 quake is generally not even perceptible even at the epicenter.

  • Skywatch_NC Aug 30, 2013

    I didn't feel any tremors. Move on.

    Just because you didn't doesn't mean that others in the Triangle didn't. ;)

  • anti-Hans Aug 30, 2013

    This is funny - when the earthquake hit a couple years ago I was in Baltimore airport flying back to Raleigh from Boston. I was in the Baltimore airport again Weds flying back from Boston, thinking the last time I made this trip I felt the earthquake and they evacuated the airport. Was glad there was not a repeat - and then I read this :)

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