Earthquake

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A first of its kind study finds, even a small rise in sea level could lead to more coastal flooding worldwide.  A team of scientists, including experts from Virginia Tech, predicts a warming planet will see more ‘worst case scenarios’ more often if nothing is done to prevent it.

Central VA's 2011 5.7 Magnitude Quake Still Shaking

Feb 7, 2018
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Virginia isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to earthquakes. But, there are two long standing seismic zones here: one in Giles County in the southwestern part of the state and one in Central Virginia’s Louisa County. That’s where a magnitude 5.7 quake struck in the summer of 2011.