Overnight Earthquake Shakes Lansdowne Area

An earthquake underneath Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne shook Loudoun at about 11:23 p.m. Thursday.

The U.S. Geological Survey pegged the quake at an estimated 1.3 on the Richter scale. That would make it a “microquake,” usually not noticeable to people more than a few miles away. The Sheriff’s Office reported getting several calls from Lansdowne residents reporting  a loud noise and something causing their homes to shake.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake originated somewhere within about a half-mile radius centered on Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, at a depth of about 3 miles.

No injuries or damage was reported, including at Inova Loudoun.

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