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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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