Two Earthquake Aftershocks Rattle Mid-Atlantic Again

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:22 PM EDT
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After a period of relative geological calm, earthquake aftershocks again rattled the East Coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.1-magnitude tremor occurred at 6:42 p.m. Thursday 5 miles southeast of Mineral.

Aftershocks are smaller tremors that take place following a major earthquake.

Mineral was the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake on August 23.

The small community in central Virginia is still in the running to win a free Alan Jackson concert.

The website Eventful has sponsored a competition to send the country music star somewhere in the United States to play a free show, based on internet votes.  The contest closes October 10, and so far Mineral is leading the voting.  If you want to help out, you can go to the contest page here.

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