Another aftershock jolts Mineral, Central Virginia, Daily Progress, September 1, 2011:
A strong aftershock [4.5 magnitude] emanating from the Mineral area shook up Central Virginians at about 5 a.m. today.
There now have been about 15 aftershocks of varying severity since the magnitude 5.8 quake based in Louisa County on Tuesday damaged homes, led to the shutdown of two county schools and sparked close scrutiny of the North Anna nuclear station. [...]
[This morning's quake] prompted authorities to go back and re-examine some buildings that had already been inspected after the 5.8.
Published: September 1st, 2011 at 10:54 am ET
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