Multiple Quake Aftershocks Overnight

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The D.C. region continues to feel the effects of the other natural disaster last week.

    Since Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey recorded 5 aftershocks in the area.

    More Earthquake Monument Damage

    [DC] More Earthquake Monument Damage
    Darcy Spencer reports on the latest monument damage from Tuesday's earthquake. (Published Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011)

    The strongest of the tremors happened at 11:16 p.m. Sunday evening, registering 2.7 in magnitude.

    There have been no reports of significant damage.

    Tales From the Quake

    [DC] Tales From the Quake
    Pat Collins talks to people about their earthquake experiences. (Published Thursday, Aug 25, 2011)

    Four of the aftershocks were epicentered near Louisa. The first, a magnitude 2.2, occurred at 4:18 p.m. Sunday. It was followed by a magnitude 2.3 aftershock at 9:06 p.m. Sunday, a 2.0 magnitude aftershock at 11:15 p.m. Sunday and another two minutes later that was 2.7 magnitude.

    A fifth aftershock occurred at 12:19 a.m. Monday 7 miles south of Mineral, the epicenter of Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake.

    Historic Building Too Shaken to Survive

    [DC] Historic Building Too Shaken to Survive
    Damage from Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake prompted officials in Culpeper, Va., to demolish an historic building. (Published Friday, Aug 26, 2011)

    Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude quake was the strongest in Virginia since the 19th century.  U.S.G.S. researchers said because of the nature of the East Coast's plate tectonics, quakes are less common than on the West Coast but are felt across a much larger area.  Virginia and the surrounding region could continue to feel aftershocks for weeks.