One week. The largest earthquake in the region in 100+ years. 19 after shocks. Up to a foot of rain. 40-70 mph wind gusts.

These images tell the story.

20 earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 2.0 to 5.8 rattled central Virginia in the past week. ( USGS )

Hurricane Irene rainfall ranging from less than 1” in western Virginia to one foot in southern Maryland. ( National Weather Service )

The magnitude of earthquakes in central Virginia over time (the last week). The intensity of the tremors has gradually decayed. ( Mountain Beltway blog, Callan Bentley )