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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Charlottesville, VA

#42 Oct 3, 2010
Can anyone be more precise about the location of the epicenter? Near what roads, intersections, for example.
Powhatan Resident

Powhatan, VA

#43 Oct 3, 2010
I felt a shaking here in Powhatan and thought that it was thunder but was no thunder my chaina cabniet shook and the dogs were looking around as to what was going on!

Glen Allen, VA

#44 Oct 3, 2010
We live on Taylors Creek Road, Montpelier. At about 1615 Saturday, I felt a slight vibration and could hear a muffled rumble coming from under the house. Lasted for a few seconds then faded.

United States

#45 Oct 3, 2010
Felt it in doswell. Was sittin in a treestand and felt the earth shake with a rumble that sounded like thunder

United States

#46 Oct 3, 2010
frank wrote:
Can anyone be more precise about the location of the epicenter? Near what roads, intersections, for example.
The US Geological Survey at this website: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recent...
says the location was at 37.852N, 77.517W

You can enter those coordinates into Google Maps to see an exact map location. The epicenter was Northeast of Old Ridge Road between Doswell Rd. and Ashland Berry Farm, near the end of Welling Hall Rd. and the Little River.

Richmond, VA

#47 Oct 4, 2010
I live off Rt. 33 halfway between Montpelier and the Town of Louisa. There was a bumping noise and the house trembled very slightly.

Northbrook, IL

#48 Oct 4, 2010
I was in Lakeside - doing some work up at my church (Lakeside UMC) and I herd and felt it. It lasted just a few seconds and then it was over.
Rhonda Woolfolk

Chevy Chase, MD

#49 Oct 4, 2010
I was at my mother's home in Beaverdam, VA getting ready to go to the state fair and we all felt the house shake. My sister ran out the room and was like what was that and my husband was like it's a train. I've heard many trains go by but never that shook the entire house. We later learned that there was an earthquake around the same time we felt the quake.

United States

#50 Oct 4, 2010
We live in NE Fluvanna County and heard a loud BOOM but did not feel any tremors. It was rather exciting!

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