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Small earthquake shakes Southwest Virginia

Small earthquake shakes Southwest Virginia

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A screenshot from the USGS website shows the location of Monday's earthquake in Virginia.

LAFAYETTE — A small earthquake shook Southwest Virginia on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 2.6, happened about 9:37 a.m. The quake was centered about 2½ miles north of Lafayette in Montgomery County, and was about 8 miles deep.

The National Weather Service reported getting many reports and a few phone calls about shaking in the nearby Salem area, but there were no immediate reports of damage.


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