One year anniversary of Virginia earthquake
Today is the one year anniversary of the Virginia earthquake.
Today, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy will be meeting, hoping to continue learning more about the earthquake and the new fault line that was discovered.
The earthquake centered on Louisa County, Virginia – closing schools, damaging homes, and leaving lots to clean up.
A year later, more than 1,000 aftershocks have been recorded – but only about 200 of them could be felt by people.
Still, the new fault line means we could see more earthquakes.
“There’s a very good chance that there will be an earthquake sometime in the future that will be larger than this one, but we really don’t have much of a record to say.”
Last year’s earthquake hit a 5.9 on the scale.