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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.


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