More than 20 Aftershocks from August Quake Rattle Virginia

September 9, 2011

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says more than 20 aftershocks have been felt in Virginia since the Aug. 23 earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest aftershock, a magnitude 2.1, occurred at 5:56 a.m. Wednesday 4 miles south-southwest of Mineral, the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

The state agency says state officials won’t know whether Virginia will seek federal assistance until damage assessments are completed.

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