Earthquake Shakes Central Virginia, 82nd Since Last Summer


A magnitude 2.5 earthquake struck central Virginia early Wednesday morning, originating from the same area as the 5.8 tremor that shook the region last summer.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake just after 8 a.m. originated from Mineral, Va., home to the North Anna Nuclear Generating Station, in the area between Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Richmond. See an interactive map of the epicenter here.
Aftershocks followed at 8:08 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. There has been no reported damage.
That area was home to two similarly sized tremors in the last week, the USGS reports.
The quake was too small to be felt in D.C., a USGS spokesman says.
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