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3.4-Magnitude Quake Strikes Virginia



    Louisa Co. High Moving

    Students and staff volunteered to start moving stuff out of the quake-damaged Louisa County High School. (Published Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011)

    A 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook Mineral, Va., early Thursday morning -- the latest in a series of aftershocks following last Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude quake that rocked the Washington area.

    The latest quake rumbled at 5:09 a.m. just four miles from Mineral and 81 miles southwest of D.C. There have been more than 20 aftershocks since the original quake, ranging from 1.8 to 4.5.

    The Louisa County Sheriff's Office said that there were no reports of damage or injuries after the latest aftershock. One resident near Mineral told News4 that Thursday's quake sent his cat running for cover, but a check of the house showed no damage.

    There were also two aftershocks on Wednesday that registered 1.8 and 2.1, respectively.

    Raw Video: Earthquake Shakes High School

    [DC] Raw Video: Earthquake Shakes High School
    This was video from inside Louisa County High School during last week's 5.8-magnitude earthquake. You can see the ceiling collapse and students being rushed out of the building. The high school sustained so much damage it will remain closed for the entire school year.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011)

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