The 5.8-magnitude temblor, which hit at 1:51 p.m. Aug. 23, 2011, didn’t result in deaths or major injuries.
While it wasn’t catastrophic, the quake did wreak a certain amount of havoc, shutting down the nation’s capital, snarling traffic and causing millions of dollars in damage in the Louisa County epicenter as well as to local landmarks.
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