3.4 aftershock rattles Virginia

The Washington Post reported within the last hour:

Central Virginia has been shaken by another aftershock from last week’s earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.4 magnitude aftershock at 5:09 a.m. Thursday. The epicenter was 4 miles south-southeast of Mineral.

Mineral was the epicenter of last Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake that rattled the East Coast. More tha 20 aftershocks ranging from 4.5 to 1.8 have followed the earthquake.

Both units of the North Anna nuclear power plant were closed by last week’s earthquake.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/another-aftershock-from-earthquake-reported-in-central-va-34-magnitude-in-mineral-area/2011/09/01/gIQAVhqvtJ_story.html
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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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