WYMT | Eastern KY | News, Weather, Sports

Minor earthquake rattles Virginia area again

MINERAL, Va. (AP) - A minor earthquake has rattled the same Virginia area that was at the center of last year's East Coast quake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.4-magnitude earthquake occurred around 12:43 a.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was 6 miles southeast of Mineral. That's where the 5.8-magnitude hit Aug. 23, causing deep cracks in the Washington Monument and broken capstones at the National Monument.

No one was injured and no damage was reported in the quake Tuesday. The region has experienced dozens of aftershocks since the earthquake a year ago.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 164406256 - wkyt.com/a?a=164406256