September 1st, 2011
06:53 AM ET

3.4-magnitude quake hits Virginia

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Mineral, Virginia, early Thursday, nine days after a 5.8-magnitude temblor in the same area shook up much of the eastern United States.

Thursday's quake, which struck at 5:09 a.m., was centered four miles south-southeast of Mineral at a depth of about three miles, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  1. the prophet

    any pne wants to revult

    September 1, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. girl

    this is about the earthquake, not the president or national debt. i want to know what exactly is going on in va because that area has been extremely active within the past two weeks regarding earthquakes

    September 1, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Obuckwheat

    Oh no!!!!! A 3.4 earthquake, what are you east coasters going to do now? 9-01-11 we will never forget.

    September 1, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      Really? Us East Coasters aren't accustomed to earthquakes. Please forgive us for getting a little shaken up over a natural phenomena that doesn't occur here very often. It'd be like throwing a Cat 2 hurricane into Montana and laughing at them for getting upset over it. I guess one coast has to be better than the other though...:eye roll:

      September 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini, "vain, compulsive," "idiotic," "heathen," and "arrogant" 6%-bodyfat "dude"

    Hyping a 3.4 earthquake can only be intended to distract readers from important issues.
    Stop complaining that the thread is "about an earthquake."
    Reporting this earthquake is like sending a New York Times music critic to write up little Sally's first-grade-piano-recital performance of "Here We Go, Up a Row."

    September 1, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. TisJustMe

    How is a 3.4 earthquake news? Actually, its not which is why people are turning it into a political discussion in the comments section.

    September 1, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. Amanda

    This was an aftershock from the 5.8 last week. Everyone panics because now "earthquakes" keep happening. This "earthquake" was produced from the ONE earthquake VA had last week.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Terrance Wood

    God spoke to me. He said I am going to heaven when I die.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peggy

      I really hope you're not joking or poking fun!

      September 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Terrance Wood

    GOD spoke to ME. He told me to warn people of the end days. REPENT!

    September 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peggy

    Thank you for getting the Word out, even if you are a comedian......

    September 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. krhn80

    These tremors can continue for months to come.

    September 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. loca

    Mark 13:8

    For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

    September 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • HAARP

      By your name I can tell you're kidding. Lol.. Nation has always risen against nation and there have always been quacks I mean quakes..

      September 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Linda

    I don't know Peggy. More like adolescent grown ups.

    September 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sam

    4.2 earthquake in LA less than 30 minutes ago. Where's the love CNN? I'm pretty sure there's a tiny crack in something or other over here as a result that must be newsworthy.

    September 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. the prophet

    Evacuate WD major earthquake coming

    September 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. the prophet

    For those whom think I am delusional, I am going to give even more...Las Vegas will be flattened, WD will be destroyed, yellow stone will erupt, and you will remain ignorant

    September 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • hillman

      2012 2012

      September 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • chavi

      what is WD Walt Disney World?

      September 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
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