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Unknown noise solved: USGS reports 2.2 magnitude earthquake in Virginia

Crystal Graham

usgs screenshotThe U.S. Geological Survey website shows that the sound heard yesterday at 6:19 p.m. in southern Augusta County registered as a 2.2 magnitude earthquake.

The earthquake was located 2 kilometers NW of Stuarts Draft, according to USGS.

The depth was shown as 2.4 kilometers.

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office sent out a news release this afternoon indicating that it received several calls reported a possible explosion, but the department did not find the source of the noise.

There were no injuries, property damage or power outages reported, according to the ACSO.

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.