Small earthquake shakes central Virginia

Near Dillwyn


Buckingham County – The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a small earthquake in central Virginia.

The agency’s website shows that a magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred around 7 a.m. Wednesday in the Dillwyn area of Buckingham County, about 31 miles south of Charlottesville, at a depth of nearly 5 miles.

It’s the second earthquake in the region this month. A magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred on March 12 in the Oilville area of Goochland County at a depth of nearly 7 miles.

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