24 Aug '11, 1pm

Why an earthquake centered in Virginia ended up shaking the whole east coast (good read!)

Why an earthquake centered in Virginia ended up shaking the whole east coast (good read!)

Virginia is classified as a "moderate" seismic risk, with a 10-20 percent chance of experiencing a 4.75-magnitude earthquake (in quakes above 4.5, buildings begin to fall), the USGS said. Alaska and California take the first and second spots for the most earthquakes in the U.S., respectively, though California experiences more damaging earthquakes due to its greater population and extensive infrastructure.

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