Minor Earthquake Strikes Virginia

Did anyone feel it?

By Kriston Capps
|  Saturday, Oct 30, 2010  |  Updated 1:16 PM EDT
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Minor Earthquake Strikes Virginia

Joey F.

Back in July, NBCLA asked for users' earthquake photos. Joey F. in Calabasas sent us this one that feels just a bit too conveniently timed. For this latest quake hoax, Joey's panicked photo seems to fits perfectly. His original caption: "I live in Calabasas CA and a crazy thing happened.. just as I was about to snap a picture of myself on my computer, the earthquake struck. This picture caught my trying to catch the pictures i have on my ceiling that all fell."

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An earthquake hit Virginia early Saturday morning -- but you'd be forgiven if you missed it.

A 2.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Ashland, Va., at about 2:10 a.m. early Saturday morning. It is unclear that anyone even felt it. About a thousand low-magnitude earthquakes occur every day.

These earthquakes are typically not felt by residents of the affected areas.

Ashland, Va., calls itself the "Center of the Universe" -- but "Epicenter" might be the more appropriate word.

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