Virginia shaken again: More than 20 aftershocks from 5.8 East Coast earthquake now felt

September 1, 2011VIRGINA – Central Virginia has been shaken by another aftershock from last week’s earthquake that rattled the East Coast. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.4 magnitude aftershock at 5.09 am this morning. The epicenter was four miles south-southeast of Mineral, the town that was the epicenter of last Tuesday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake. More than 20 aftershocks ranging from 4.5 to 1.8 have followed the earthquake. Aftershocks are smaller tremors that take place in the weeks and possibly months following a major earthquake like the one centered in Virginia. The aftershock occurred as it was revealed that last Tuesday’s quake rattled casks holding radioactive nuclear waste at a Virginia plant, moving them as much as 4.5 inches from their original position. The earthquake, which was felt as far away as Toronto, shifted 25 casks, each 16-feet tall and weighing 115 tons, on a concrete pad at Dominion Resources Inc’s North Anna nuclear plant. –Daily Mail
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7 Responses to Virginia shaken again: More than 20 aftershocks from 5.8 East Coast earthquake now felt

  1. PAUL KUNKEL says:

    wow!! SCOTTY THE SHIELDS ARE DOWN!!!

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  2. luisport says:

    ENENEWS Energy News
    Official: Spent fuel bunkers at North Anna nuke plant damaged during quake — Concrete “came loose http://bit.ly/nGh8ss #Fukushima
    há 8 minutos

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  3. Shawnta says:

    I am disturbed by this, since I felt this earthquake here in DC area.
    The nuclear power plant is the most disturbing to me…I know we are not done with the shaking by a long shot.

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  4. JerseyCynic says:

    Let’s wait and see if congress returns next week. how convenient they’re out of town – eh?

    Sorry, but my tinfoil is very tingly today. I’m really not looking forward to this “holiday” weekend.
    Labor Day doesn’t mean much these days, does it. …. “a celebration of worker’s rights and the triumphs that the labor movement has gained over the last couple of centuries”

    very depressing

    keep safe everyone.

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    • nickk0 says:

      I’ll be working for a good chunk of this weekend.
      Bah Humbug.

      It’s frustrating, watching things go to $___ and meanwhile, my Job takes up more and more of what’s left of my life. It’s stooopid.

      Maybe Congress will extend their vacation. That may not be such a bad thing, if they are going to propose more stooopid laws, instead of good ones.

      – Nick

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  5. I’ve been watching the aftershocks in Virginia. Although these might be unnoticeable on the West Coast, the soil make-up is different on the East Coast. There was also a 3.1 in Ohio, down by the Ohio River, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 05:35:12 AM at epicenter, 16 km (9 miles) E of Marietta, Ohio. It was too far south for me to feel it, but it caught my attention. Looking at the USGS map of the United States, I’ve been seeing a lot of small tremors west of the West Coast. I don’t believe most of these really mean anything, but I’m definitely keeping an eye out on them.

    Be blessed and Maranatha

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