4.5 Magnitude Aftershock Shakes DC Region Overnight


Written by

Daniel Guzman

 

MINERAL, Va. (WUSA) — A strong tremor hit early Thursday morning and was felt across the Washington region. The United States Geological Survey website reports the 4.5 magnitude quake was centered along Cross County Road near Mineral and Cuckoo, Va.

There were no initial reports of any damage. However callers to 9NEWS NOW from Northern Virginia and Maryland reported feeling the early shake.

People are on edge following Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude quake. That earthquake left significant damage in Culpeper County, VA. It also cracked the Washington Monument, forcing it to close indefinitely. The tremor damaged several spires at the Washington National Cathedral.

The USGS website said Thursday morning’s event is still being reviewed by seismologists.

 

Stay with 9NEWS NOW and WUSA9.com for updates on this developing story.

Written by Dan Guzman
9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com



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