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Small earthquake shakes southwest Virginia

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 12:23:57-04

LAFAYETTE, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake shook southwestern Virginia on Monday morning.

The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 happened around 9:37 a.m.

It was centered about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) north of Lafayette, and was about 8 miles (12.4 kilometers) deep.

News outlets report that people in nearby Salem reported feeling the ground shaking, but there were no immediate reports of damage.