Home Archived April 13, 2016

U.S. Geological Survey

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Social Media

USGS Newsroom

USGS Newsroom  

Earthquake Shakes Central Virginia
Released: 10/21/1998

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Diane Noserale 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4333 | FAX: 703-648-6859

A minor earthquake, preliminary magnitude 3.3 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred in Central Virginia at 1:57 am Eastern Daylight Time. The epicenter was near Farmville, or 55 miles west southwest of Richmond. The earthquake was felt in Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, and Nottoway counties. The USGS has received no reports of damage at this time.

The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Subscribe to receive the latest USGS news releases.

**** www.usgs.gov ****

Links and contacts within this release are valid at the time of publication.


Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1039
Page Contact Information: Ask USGS
Page Last Modified: 10/12/2005 9:03:32 AM