Small Earthquake Shakes Up Area Outside Richmond

WASHINGTON — A 2.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Goochland, outside of Richmond, Virginia late Sunday.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor hit around 10:11 p.m. west-northwest of Short Pump.

People as far away as Rockville, Maryland felt the seismic shakes.

This latest quake may be one of many aftershocks felt in the wake of August 23, 2011’s tremendous 5.8-magnitude shake-up that struck Mineral, Virginia.

The Mineral earthquake was the largest in the area since 1944 and was felt by tens of millions of people along the East Coast.

The Mineral quake caused $200-$300 million worth of damages.

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