West Virginia Jolted By Small Earthquake

April 15, 2009

The Southeast United States Seismic Network says a small earthquake occurred over the weekend along the West Virginia-Virginia border.

The network says the quake had a magnitude of 2.4 and occurred at approximately 11:09 a.m. Saturday. The quake struck about 9 miles northeast of Athens and 10 miles north of Glen Lyn, Va.

There were no reports of damage or injuries. Local officials in the area said there were no reports that anyone even felt the quake.

Earthquake analyst Don Blakeman with the National Information Center in Colorado says a quake of that magnitude is at most a “jolt” that won’t do any damage.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph,

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