The Washington Post

Small earthquake shakes central Virginia overnight

Nearly a year after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake rumbled up and down the East Coast from Mineral, Va., the central Virginia community was shaken once again early Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.4-magnitude quake struck in Louisa County, about six miles southeast of Mineral, at 12:43 a.m. No injuries or damage were reported.

Tuesday’s quake is the latest in a series of aftershocks that have continued to hit Louisa County since last August’s earthquake, which damaged buildings and monuments in Washington and was felt as far north as Maine and and far south as the Carolinas.

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