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Small earthquake recorded Saturday morning in Virginia

© Leesburg Today - 06/28/2015

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 2.2 earthquake six miles south of Louisa early Saturday morning.

The quake was recorded at 1:08 a.m., about 39 miles northwest of Richmond.

Earlier this year, the USGS announced it had located a new fault zone in the aftermath of the Aug. 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake that rattled the entire East Coast.

The magnitude 5.8 temblor marked the first time that a fault zone in the eastern United States produced a magnitude 5 or higher earthquake ""clearly delineated by aftershocks,"" according to the USGS report.

The newly-discovered fault lines have been named the ""Quail"" fault zone.

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