Another early morning aftershock rattles Central Virginia
LOUISA, Va. (WTVR) – The USGS has confirmed another aftershock took place early Sunday morning in Central Virginia.
The magnitude-2.7 aftershock happened at 2:12 a.m. Sunday northwest of Richmond.
Many folks on the CBS 6 Facebook page said they felt the tremor.
“I am sitting at my computer and I felt it here or Shannon Hill Rd,” wrote Clara House. “It felt pretty strong.”
Morgan Angelina Montecalvo also felt the shaking.
“Yes I was already awake and it sounded and felt bigger than 2.7,” she wrote. “Scared me, I am in Manakin sabot… my fiance & son slept right through it though.” [CONNECT: Click here to share your experience on the CBS 6 Facebook page]
Dozens of aftershocks have occurred since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook Virginia — and much of the East Coast — on Aug. 23, 2011.
However, a magnitude-3.2 aftershock in late January ranks among the top five biggest aftershocks since the initial magnitude 5.8 earthquake
Here’s a summary of the biggest aftershocks so far Storm Team 6 Meteorologist Carrie Rose:
4.5 mag: August 25, 2011 at 1:07AM
4.2 mag: August 23, 2011 at 8:04PM
3.4 mag: August 24, 2011 at 12:45AM
3.4 mag: September 1, 2011 at 5:09AM
3.2 mag: January 30, 2012 at 6:39PM
3.0 mag: October 12, 2011 at 12:40PM