The Washington Post

Magnitude 2.0 earthquake rattles central Virginia

A small earthquake rattled central Virginia Wednesday night, near the epicenter of the August 2011 tremblor that was felt up and down the east coast.

Wednesday’s earthquake happened around 6 p.m. near the town of Mineral, in Louisa County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake registered a mere 2.0 magnitude, but people as far as Virginia Beach, Silver Spring and the District described feeling its effects.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the quake.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Sleep advice you won't find in baby books
In defense of dads
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
For good coffee, sniff, slurp and spit
How to keep your child safe in the water
How your online data can get hijacked
Play Videos
How to avoid harmful chemicals in school supplies
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
How much can one woman eat?
Play Videos
What you need to know about Legionnaires' disease
How to get organized for back to school
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.