Small Earthquake Hits Virginia

By WAMU News 88.5 FM
|  Monday, Mar 28, 2011  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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A magnitude 2.5 tremor was focused near Pulaski, Va. -- in the southwestern part of the state.

USGS Geophysicist Don Blakeman said this type of minor earthquake generally only lasts about a second or two and feels like a sudden jolt.

"A lot of times people describe them as: 'I thought someone backed into the house'...sometimes they're heard as well, there will be a sharp noise," he said.

Blakeman says this was not related to the earthquake in Japan.

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