Hanover Earthquake: 2.4 magnitude earthquake hits Hanover County, V...

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CBS 6 has received several reports of a tremors in and around Hanover county. The U.S. Geological Survey web site confirms a 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck seven miles NNW of Ashland.
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Mitzi

Glen Allen, VA

#1 Oct 2, 2010
We heard it more than felt it in Glen Allen. It lasted quite a few seconds and I felt the vibration underfoot. We used to feel / hear blasts from the quarry; this was longer but not as disruptive.
FDLT

United States

#2 Oct 2, 2010
Felt it in Louisa county about a mile from Hanover county off of route 33
melanie

United States

#3 Oct 2, 2010
Felt in Montpelier..very loud and shook house.Sounded like a long explosion .Rt 33 and Rt 715
donald

Avenue, MD

#4 Oct 2, 2010
felt it in cuckoo - louisa county - shook the house and sounded like a grumbling underground - lasted about 7 seconds
mat

United States

#5 Oct 2, 2010
I felt it in Ashland. Lasted about 10-15 seconds. Thought it was a truck in my drive way at first, but I went outside and there was nothing there.
Kris

United States

#6 Oct 2, 2010
It sounded like a loud double sonic boom which shook the house, with rumbling afterwards that sounded like distant thunder. The ground vibrated for about 20 seconds.(from Scotchtown Rd., near Rt. 54)

This link shows the seismograph image (Helicorder plot) from the monitor at the University of Richmond:
http://cannonball.geos.vt.edu/heli/vtso/URVA_...
gba

Crozet, VA

#7 Oct 2, 2010
felt in around Rt 54 and Scotchtown rd. Sounded like a long rumble of thunder. Than I heard shaking of ground and windows in our house. I was outside working in the yard.
MadmanDan

AOL

#8 Oct 2, 2010
I was wondering why Martin's Grocery Store was crowded this afternoon.
doug

United States

#9 Oct 2, 2010
House shook in Montpelier. a big rumble like boom then a second small one. Horses were at barn and ran off frightened.
Amy

Midlothian, VA

#10 Oct 2, 2010
We were at Ashland Berry Farm and felt and heard it. Everyone was wondering what it was.
Leslie

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 2, 2010
Montpelier, Va...felt and heard earthquake. Ground rumbled underneath and our house shook for about 10-15 seconds. Very loud sound like thunder but more of a boom.
Moeller

United States

#12 Oct 2, 2010
We heard a long sonic sounding boom that built up intensity and some small vibrations. More like a tremor. Husband thought it was a quake right away. I had thought at the first noise that our son upstairs was falling. Then as it continued I realized he couldn't be falling for that long! Then I wondered if there had been an explosion of some sort. While we lived in California for a short time years ago, we had felt one like this.
(live near Rt54 and King Rd.)
Erin

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Oct 2, 2010
Felt it in Buckingham County. A low and distant rumble and vibration underfoot. It lasted about 3 seconds.
Carolyn

Glen Allen, VA

#14 Oct 2, 2010
We were at our firm's picnic off Farrington Road in Hanover and we felt and heard it! The California folks with us said it wasn't an earthquake. However, to all us East Coasters - any tremor or higher is an earthquake and we freak out!
tabgp

United States

#15 Oct 2, 2010
Goochland county, 5 miles west of Gum Spring & I64...rumbled, rattled the house some, shook the floor. Not a big deal.
tabgp

United States

#16 Oct 2, 2010
Carolyn wrote:
We were at our firm's picnic off Farrington Road in Hanover and we felt and heard it! The California folks with us said it wasn't an earthquake. However, to all us East Coasters - any tremor or higher is an earthquake and we freak out!
That's cute, I'm from California and I just shrugged it off...not my Virginia husband!
Slater Family

Ashland, VA

#17 Oct 2, 2010
We live in Bumpass and at the time it hit there were 8 people in my home and we all heard it and ran outside. It shook the windows and some of us felt it. It was like nothing we have ever experienced.
LaComodin

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#18 Oct 2, 2010
Brace yourselves. Do the bump, do the bump, it's a dance.
Ann

Winchester, VA

#19 Oct 2, 2010
I felt the tremor at my home one mile north of Town of Louisa.
Sitting in family room and could feel the floor moving under my feet. Lasted about 5-6 seconds.
Ebony

United States

#20 Oct 2, 2010
We live in Montpelier and felt the tremors at about 4:17. It shook the floor and house for a few seconds with a loud rumbling noise.

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