Officials: Small earthquake hits Central Virginia

(Photo: USGS)

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed that a small earthquake rattled central Virginia late Wednesday.

The magnitude 2.0 quake happened around 10:09 p.m. Wenesday about nine miles east/southeast of Louisa County and 26 miles north/northwest of Short Pump.

Click here to learn more information from the USGS.

Louisa County is no stranger to earthquakes. Earlier this year, in March, a 2.3 magnitude earthquake happened in the area. In 2011, a 5.3-magnitude quake that was centered in the Mineral Area of the county was felt all the way to New York and Georgia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

A correction was made to this original story. We previously said the earthquake happened at 2:09 a.m. Thursday, but we had the incorrect time zone. The earthquake actually occurred at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday, as stated up above.

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