August 25, 2011 by staff
The reply is “probably the largest we get,” said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo. “Usually, the bigger is a magnitude smaller.” Tuesday’s earthquake was a 5.8.
Caruso noted that the U.S. looks less replicas of the West Coast. “There seems to be about 10 times less,” he said.
The quake was centered in a town called Louise, who is just 31 miles east of Charlottesville. The area is near Mineral, Virginia, the epicenter of the earthquake that shook the region 5.8 pm on Tuesday. Mineral is 84 miles southwest of the capital.
The USGS Earthquake site, more than 6,000 said they felt the quake.
Another three aftershocks occurred within hours of the earthquake on Tuesday afternoon: 2.8 to 2:46 pm, 2.2 at 3:20 pm and 8:04 pm 4.2 to this day.
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