Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake in VA today not far from Washington, D.C.

A earthquake measuring 5.9 occurred today in Virginia at 1:51 PM today about 40 miles northwest of Richmond.  It was felt as far away as New York.  The epicenter was in Louisa County, VA, not far from Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna nuclear plant, where the earthquake knocked out power, but the both nuclear units were shut down without incident and no damage was apparent, Dominion said.

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