Another Earthquake Near Mineral, Va.

3.2-magnitude quake reported

Monday, Jan 30, 2012  |  Updated 7:14 PM EDT
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A 3.2-magnitude earthquake Monday evening was centered near the epicenter of the August earthquake felt up and down the East Coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Monday's quake at 6:39 p.m. was just outside of Mineral, Va., not far from the nuclear power plant that shut down automatically during the 5.8-magnitude East Coast Quake.

People in the Mineral area may have felt weak shaking at 6:39 p.m., Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer said.

Dozens of aftershocks have been reported since the Aug. 23 earthquake that damaged hundreds of homes in Louisa County, Va., as well as the Washington Monument and National Cathedral in D.C. This week, high school and middle school students in Louisa County are attending classes on a regular five-days-per-week schedule in mobile classrooms. High school and middle school students had been attending class at a middle school on alternating days.

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