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Virginia Feels More Aftershocks

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Even as utility crews work to repair the damage to power lines caused by Hurricane Irene, Virginia has continued to feel a few more aftershocks from last week's earthquake.

This latest series of five aftershocks began with a mild quake Sunday afternoon at 4:18 p.m. Additional aftershocks continued through the evening. They were all centered in Louisa County and ranged in magnitude from 2.0 to 2.7. There have been no reports of significant damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the first four aftershocks had epicenters near the Town of Louisa. The fifth, which occurred just after midnight, was centered 7 miles south of Mineral, the epicenter of last Tuesday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

Meanwhile in the District, the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral are still closed due to damage from last week's quake.

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