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Small natural disaster shakes Louisa County

Geological Survey detected two earthquakes near Dover, Saturday and Sunday. The center of the natural disaster was about 40 miles northeast of Richmond.

No damage, nor injuries were reported following the natural disaster.

"Since at least 1774, people in central Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones", the USGS said. National Earthquake Center geophysicist Don Blakeman told PennLive folks had to be right at the epicenter to feel anything.

Two small earthquakes were registered this weekend in York County.

The earthquakes were reported Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning near Dover.

United States Geological Survey recorded an quake that hit a section of central Virginia on Monday. It replaces the old Richter scale.

The quake happened approximately 2.5 miles below the surface.



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