3.2-Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Virginia

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    The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 3.2-magnitude earthquake near Richmond Wednesday evening. (Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014)

    The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 3.2-magnitude earthquake near Richmond Wednesday evening.

    The earthquake was reported just before 10 p.m. approximately 13 kilometers southwest of Powhatan, in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone.

    No damage was reported.

    In 2011, a 5.8-magnitude quake, centered near Mineral, Virginia, rattled much of the East Coast and was felt as far away as Cananda. Union Station and the National Cathedral in D.C. are still working to repair damage; the Washington Monument, which was cracked during the 2011 quake, just reopened earlier this month. Dozens of aftershocks shook the region after that earthquake.