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3 earthquakes recently recorded in Virginia in June and July

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirms that three recent earthquakes were recorded in southern Virginia.

On the morning of July 8 the USGS recorded a relatively weak earthquake that registered a 2.6 on the Richter scale.

The Richter scale is a device used to measure the strength of an earthquake using a mathematical scale that has been in use since 1935.

Where several people from the Hillsville area did utilize the Did You Feel it webpage tool to record some shaking there were no injuries or damage reported.

Two days before that on July 6 a recording of a 2.7 was registered about a mile north of the July 8 quake.

The July 6 quake was the strongest to strike the state in recent months.

On June 20 a magnitude 2.3 was recorded near New Castle.

According to the Virginia Tech Seismological Observatory Virginia has had over 160 earthquakes since 1977.

Those 160 earthquakes equals to an average of one every month with maybe two felt each year.

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