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Earthquake Shakes Central Virginia
Released: 10/21/1998

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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Reston, VA 20192
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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.


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