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USGS records an earthquake in Virginia

The United States Geological Survey (USGS)  recorded a 2.3 magnitude earthquake Mon. May 23 at 8:15 a.m..

The quake struck in Fluvanna County with the nearest populated area of Columbia a little over a mile and a half away from the epicenter.

Columbia is approximately 25 miles from Charlottesville.

The depth of the quake was recorded at approximately 6 and a half miles.

Since at least 1774 people in central Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones.

One of the largest most recent earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.8 occurred in 2011.

There was no damage reported in the quake Mon. May 23.

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