Minor Earthquake in Nelson County

There was a 2.7 earthquake in Nelson County, just north of Appomattox at 5:24 this evening. The epicenter was here:

Nobody should have felt it in the Charlottesville area. (And hardly anybody in Nelson.) Earthquakes in the 2.0-2.9 range are so weak that they’re generally not even felt. We have earthquakes in the area every couple of years. The last one that I recall was in December 2003; before that, in September 2001 (which justifiably scared the hell out of everybody).

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