Weak earthquake hits Southwest Virginia early Tuesday morning

Earthquake happened at 1:43 a.m.

Weak earthquake hits in Virginia (WSLS)

VIRGINIA – A 2.5-magnitude earthquake happened in the George Washington National Forest early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake, extremely close to the Virginia-West Virginia state line, happened about 9 miles deep.

While we’ve heard reports about a large boom heard in the New River Valley, this would not have been the cause as it was too early in the morning.