Magnitude 2.5 aftershocks felt west of Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Two magnitude 2.5 aftershocks ocurred 37 miles Northwest of Richmond, Virginia, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. [CLICK HERE: Read the USGS data]
The first aftershock of the day, which happened at 8:08 a.m., was mapped just seven miles from Mineral, Virginia.
A second aftershock at 9:19 a.m. was also confirmed by the USGS in the same area, with a lesser magnitude of 2.0 and at a deeper level underground. [WEATHER BLOG: Update on morning aftershocks]
The third and final aftershock of the day was also a magnitude 2.5 at 4:03 p.m. in the same location as the previous aftershocks of the day.
In August 2011, Mineral was rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that caused millions of dollars in damage to homes and property. A series of aftershocks have rattled that region of Virginia since the August quake.
There have been no reports of any damage as a result of Wednesday morning’s aftershock.
But resident’s are weary of the perpetual aftershocks as they rebuild and recover.
Since the big earthquake struck on Aug. 23, there have been 83 aftershocks recorded. That is an average of one every other day.