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5.8 Earthquake in Virginia

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/5-8-earthquake-in-virginia/
August 23, 2011 USGS Community Internet Intensity Map

August 23, 2011 USGS Community Internet Intensity Map

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:51 PM a 5.8 Earthquake occurred 38 miles outside of Richmond, VA.
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Portable Seismometers:

Over the next few days, the USGS will be deploying portable seismometers around northern Virginia in order to better characterize and monitor all aftershock activity and to better define the fault zone from which Tuesday’s earthquake originated.