National Threat Advisory Significant Risk
Telephone/Fax: 877-932-5378

5.9 Earthquake in Virginia

Aug 23, 2011

Tags:"Tropical Storm Bret","Tropical Storm Don","Tropical Storm Don" Tropics Weather Meteorology.,"Tropical Storm Emily",Alberto,AO,Beryl,Bud,Carlotta,CSU,Dr. Grey,Dr. Klotzbach,Earthquake,East Pacific,El Nino,Hurricane Irene,Hurricane Outlook,Hurricane Prediction,Hurricane Season 2011,Hurricane Season 2012,HUrricane Season Update,La Nina,Meteorology,NAO,Polar Vortex,Summer Cool Down,Tropical,Tropical Depression Thirteen,Tropical Storm Alberto.,Tropics,Tropics Alberto Two-E,Weather,Winter

Just before 2pm EDT a magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred near Mineral VA, outside of Richmond.The shaking was felt from at least New York to North Carolina and West to Pittsburgh, PA. So far reports of only minor damage have come in from places closer to the epicenter. Earthquakes are usually felt over a much larger area on the Eastern Seaboard when compared to the West Coast. This has a lot to do with the composition of rock and geology of the region.

Share |