According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake happened in Giles County on Wednesday.
The 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Pearisburg just after 1:30 p.m.
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Even though the earthquake’s epicenter was in Monroe County, WV, it was felt well into lower Virginia counties.
Virginia Tech Research Associate Professor of Geophysics Martin Chapman says the earthquake is not uncommon for the area.
“We’ve recognized this area, what we call the Giles County Seismic Zone, as an area that has more frequent activity than here along the Appalachian region,” he says. He also says quakes were a lot more common in the 1950s to 1970s, and began to taper out in the 1990s.