Mild earthquake shakes Louisa County

LOUISA, Va. (WRIC) — Officials say a mild earthquake was recorded in Louisa County.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 1.6 magnitude earthquake happened around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. It was centered west of Jackson and about 40 miles from downtown Richmond.

The agency says residents aren’t likely to feel a 1.6 magnitude quake.

A 5.8 magnitude quake that hit Louisa County in 2011 caused widespread damage.

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