May 21, 2014 11:04 pm

Magnitude-3.2 earthquake rattles Virginia

The USGS website recorded hits from many people in both regions who reported feeling the jolts and characterized them as "weak" or "light." Both areas also had smaller aftershocks.

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RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake shook the capital of Virginia and surrounding areas. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The USGS reported on its website that the quake happened at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday and had a preliminary magnitude of 3.2. It was centred 32 miles west of the capital of Richmond.

Local television stations reported that numerous residents called in saying they had felt the tremors.

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