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2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Nelson & Amherst Counties : 11.25.09 : Updated 8 PM EST

Screen grab courtesy of WSET-TV in Lynchburg, VA : Click to enlarge. [1]

Screen grab courtesy of WSET-TV in Lynchburg, VA : Click to enlarge.

Nelson/Amherst County, Virginia

Update 8PM :
USGS Data here giving center of quake, etc. [2]

Thanks to ABC-13 WSET in Lynchburg for this info. Their story reads: [3]

A small earth quake has been reported in Nelson and Amherst Counties. Our newsroom phone has been ringing off the hook with people saying they felt earth shook and heard a loud boom around 5:30 p.m. Virginia Tech seismological observatory confirmed that it was a small, possibly, 2.5 2.7 magnitude earthquake. We will bring you more details as they become available.

Many phone calls were received and we here at NCL have had numerous posts to our Facebook page reporting the minor quake.

More updates as we know.